Modern Daily Knitting - Field Guide No. 6: Transparency

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We crave light, warmth, air. In our knitting, and in our lives.

In this Field Guide, beloved Amy Christoffers explores different ideas of transparency in four playful, accessible designs.

Lighten up your knitting with a breath of fresh air. Join us in knitting from MDK Field Guide No. 6.

Just in time for the light-filled days and lightweight knitting of spring, we proudly announce a breath of fresh air.

For this Field Guide, we invited Amy Christoffers, one of the most agile designers we know, to explore the idea of transparency. We encouraged her to go beyond the obvious transparency of lace knitting. The projects in this little book are Amy’s graceful response to our invitation.

The result? Wearable, gift-able, portable projects that you can carry around with you and knit, knit, knit.

Albers Shawl.

An airy shawl with “windows” of color that form effortlessly. The ideal travel wrap that is a joy to wear, on planes and trains, at the beach, and in air-conditioned offices all over the world.

Cockleshell Cardigan

A baby sweater (because who meets the world with more honesty and transparency than a baby?) with just a touch of lace and an unusual yet plainly apparent construction.

In the Shop: the extremely lush and lovely Rowan Big Wool for the Cockleshell Cardigan.

Shakerag Top.

A lightweight tee in a fabric that is striped, yet uses only one color of yarn. This is the layering piece we want to wear this summer.

The yarn? It’s one of our very favorites, Jade Sapphire Sylph—a blend of 52% cashmere and 48% linen. We carry it in the Shop in eight shades, because a knitter needs options. (See yardage requirements here. External Link. Opens in new window..) We also love Rowan Summerlite 4ply for a 100% cotton version.

Peek-Through Cowl/Scarf.

A layering of lace that both reveals and obscures the pattern, and is an amusingly tricky knit.