From the creative minds at Mason-Dixon Knitting, come Field Guides -- little books that explore the big world of knitting. It’s the series that is captivating knitters all over. These are the perfect size to fit in your project bag and they include a code in the back for downloading an electronic version into your Ravelry Library so you can always find them!
1: Stripes is all about the stripes: a trio of patterns that play with the way a single line of color can transform a project. You'll find a cozy blanket, warming cowl, and mitt patterns, along with stories, tips, and hints to make it all fun.
2: Fair Isle is all about easy entry into the world of colorwork, with four projects that come together fast. The three patterns for a sweater, hat or cowl, and socks, are elegant in construction and are just plain juicy, delicious, addicting patterns.
3: Wild Yarns understands that hand-dyed and multicolor yarns make us giddy with delight. We collect gorgeous skeins without a care for what we might actually knit with them. MDK Field Guide No. 3 has three great designers’ best ideas for projects that do justice to these magical yarns.
4: Log Cabin is all you need to get the hang of log cabin knitting. With this easy technique, you’ll head off on a grand adventure of beautiful, colorful projects. It’s easy. It’s addicting. Log cabin knitting allows you to play with color and pattern to spectacular effect. Follow the three inspired patterns, or set off with your own log cabin idea. This book will set you up for a whole new world of fun.
5: Sequences introduces the ingenious idea of sequence knitting, the “unvention” of Cecelia Campochiaro. Cecelia’s four designs provide the perfect canvas for you to play with her gorgeous knit-and-purl stitch patterns. Rediscover the endless puzzle of knitting all over again with these elegant, simple projects.
6: Transparency in which beloved Amy Christoffers explores different ideas of transparency in four playful, accessible designs. Lighten up your knitting with a breath of fresh air.
7: Ease yourself into the sort of knitting that we adore: portable, easy to memorize, beautiful. This is the lightest, ease-iest Field Guide yet. These four designs from Julia Farwell-Clay will lower the temperature by ten degrees. You won’t find a sleeve or a buttonhole band in here—the most taxing part of this Field Guide is to decide which of these elegant, clever patterns to make first.
8: Merry Making gives us the chance to make merry. To make plenty. To have near at hand a collection of clever designs that have a twist of fun and a splash of style. If you’re the organized, plan-ahead type, consider this Field Guide your prospectus for building a bountiful pile of hats, mitts, cowls, and coasters in time for holiday gift-giving.
9: Revolution gives you a glimpse why Norah Gaughan's designs set our minds awhirl. She is a true revolutionary—a genius of construction, a master of cables, and a fearless innovator. These four designs are an extraordinary chance to play in Norah’s world.
10: Downtown welcomes you to the world of Isabell Kraemer. A pair of pullovers and a set of cowls that let us play with texture and color. These are sweaters to love and to wear every day. Downtown, around town, everywhere.
11: Wanderlust is the essential introduction to one of knitting’s greatest pleasures: the handknit sock. From the master of mix-and-match design, Wendy Bernard, comes all you need to knit beautiful socks. When you hit the road, be sure to pack this little book and a skein of delicious yarn.
12: Big Joy celebrates the big joy of simple projects to make for those you love—and to give away. Five clever designs by Jen Geigley use super-bulky yarn for quick results and the chance to make a bunch of colorful, gorgeous gifts.
13: Master Class welcomes one of our all-time favorite designers: Kaffe Fassett. This guide brings a blast of color and a spirit of adventure to your knitting. Scarves, cowls, cushions, throws, and wraps—with 20 charts and 6 stripe designs, you’ll find endless ways to play with color and pattern.
14: Refresh brings a welcome breeze of clean, fresh design from Carol Feller, the Irish designer whose work we have loved for many years. These four patterns explore texture, structure, and the beauty of a special yarn. We want to make them all.
NEW! 15: Open showcases modern lace. From the playful imagination of Jeanette Sloan come five patterns that let us explore the magical effects that come with simple lace techniques. The fun here is the variety of yarn weights and the gorgeous lace patterns—it all looks utterly fresh and clean.