MDK Field Guide No. 14: Refresh
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!
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. Scroll down to see them all.
You will discover beautiful design all the way through this Field Guide. This is a gorgeous display of Carol Feller’s agile way with stitch patterns, cables, and structure.
Carol’s training as an engineer shines in this cardigan. The fun of exploring clever construction is what this design is all about. The saddle shoulders, the shape of the garment—it all converges in a forever piece that combines classic and modern. And her training as a textile artist means that the fabric we’re making is a perfect weight, just gorgeous.
There’s a reason knitters love to knit shawls and wraps: it’s knitting at its most painterly. No need to think about size or fit, and with today’s knitters more clever than ever, a great shawl design allows for expanding skills. Here, Carol mixes cables, knit/purl patterns, and a triangle shape in a lush snuggler.
When we began to plan this Field Guide with Carol, our conversation included talk of a poncho. But Carol’s imagination took her far afield from the familiar drapey extravaganza, to this neat, versatile layer. We love it. It has the same easy feel of a poncho, but the buttons down the sides mean you can wear it as you like.
A beanie for a cool day. The lighter yarn makes this a winner for a windy day, or maybe a day when you’re craving a cover. This is a fast, clever knit.