Modern Daily Knitting – Field Guide No. 25: Botanica

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MDK Field Guide No. 25 : Botanica 

It’s time for a garden party! Welcome to the world of Dee Hardwicke, the artist whose fertile imagination overflows with nature and coloUr and pattern. 

We are fascinated by Dee Hardwicke. Her energy and curiosity are not like anything we’ve ever seen. It’s incredible, the way she plays with colour, texture, and pattern. The designs she has created for Field Guide No. 25: Botanica are dazzling examples of her artistic eye and overflowing joy. 

Treeline Cowl
This is a great project for entering the colourful world of Dee Hardwicke. It works up quickly, with playful motifs and four colours.

Autumn Garden Stole
So lovely. A simple motif becomes a sophisticated swath of pattern and colour. Knit this in the round or flat; instructions for both are included.

Blossom Stripe Shawl
Stripes are the party here, with a band of flowers—or are they butterflies? Dee’s love of simple motifs lets us enjoy the moment of colourwork, with plenty of simple stripes along the way.

Climbing Vine Mitts
A superb small project, for an introduction to Dee’s world of motif and pattern.

Cottage Throw
A showstopper. We were stunned when Dee shared this idea with us, knocked out by the beauty of her vision for a throw that allows such a joyful mix of colour and pattern. Each panel has its own colour story; together, they become an exuberant, spectacular treasure to love forever.

Flora Arm Warmers
Four colours combine to make a sweet pair of arm warmers. As cheerful as it gets, to give or keep for your own amusement.