MDK Field Guide No. 13: Master Class

Kay Gardiner & Ann Shayne

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Modern Daily Knitting Field Guides by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne are fabulous little books with a handful of patterns and fun tidbits that focus on a specific theme and designer. Read on to learn more about the theme and designs in this field guide, sourced from the Modern Daily Knitting website! 

About Master Class

With joy, we welcome one of our all-time favorite designers: Kaffe Fassett. Field Guide No. 13: Master Class will bring 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. Kaffe (rhymes with “safe”) has inspired generations of knitters, and his work continues to enrich not only our knitting, but our outlook on color, creativity, beauty—and life. We believe, based on our own experience, that you are about to fall in love.

This field guide is an invitation to dive in and experience Kaffe’s ideas in fresh, freeing ways. It’s perfect for knitters who want to knit these patterns exactly as they appear in the samples. And it’s great for knitters who want to mix and match stripes and motifs as they like. You will want to sit down with a basket of colors and play on and on with Kaffe’s solid stripes and graphic fair isle motifs. This is the most exhilarating knitting we know.

Each of the patterns in Master Class has the word “stripe” in it. And oh, what stripes! These projects are studies in stripes, in both solid-color and patterned versions, using Rowan Felted Tweed for all the designs. The shapes are simple, and the possibilities are endless: color and pattern are the journey and the destination.

Patterns Included

Striped Scarves and Cowls

Three patterns plus 20 charts mean endless options for combining color and motif.

Striped Cushions 

Six stripe patterns make for tons of combinations.

Garter Stripe Shawl 

The most delicious cuddler we’ve ever seen.

 Stranded Stripe Throw

The Kaffest Kaffe of them all. Knitted in the round, then steeked and edged with a border. If you can do two-color stranded knitting, you can do this. Easy peasy!

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