Modern Daily Knitting - Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy

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Go big! MDK Field Guide No. 12 celebrates the big joy of simple projects to make for those you love—including yourself. Five clever designs by Jen Geigley use Rowan Big Wool for quick results and the chance to make a bunch of colorful, gorgeous gifts. Scroll down to see all the projects.

We love Jen Geigley’s modern, whimsical point of view—the five designs in MDK Field Guide No. 12: Big Joy play with scale, texture, and color in such a joyful way.

Brambleberry Cowl: A rich texture to wrap around your neck. A superchunky snuggle, basically.

Main Squeeze Cardigan: A cozy cocoon—this sweater knits up in a snap. The mix of texture, proportion, and basic technique makes this project fun as a knitter’s first sweater. In 11 sizes. Uses 9-15 balls of Rowan Big Wool. No buttons! No buttonholes! Aiming for ease here.

Stripey Scrappy Hats: We are big believers in getting a groove on and making a batch of gifts. The more of these you make, the more inventive your color combinations will become. You’ll need a variety of Rowan Big Wool colors to get your stripes working.

Rubble Hats: Stranded fun and a cute shape combine for a modern, witty design. A hat that brings a smile. Uses 2 colors of Rowan Big Wool, 1 of each color.

Bobble Throw: The secret to this throw is that the color bobbles are added after knitting the blanket. This allows plenty of fun in playing with color and design–how many bobbles? Which colors? Uses 10 balls of Rowan Big Wool for the body, 2 balls for the edge, and 1 ball each of 4 different colors for the bobbles.