Skill Set

Beginning Knitting

It’s a book!

It’s an app!

It’s 9 simple lessons based on our decades of helping knitters.

Everything you need to know. And nothing you don’t.

Hey look! We got a sizzle reel!

The early feedback is in:

“Simple but so effective!
Not too much information, but not too little either.
I wish that I had had a book like this when I was learning to knit.”

“Excellent compendium of knitting tips and tricks, aimed at the beginning knitter . . . a collection of instructions both ambitious and very useful.”

“Fabulous! The pictures were very clear and helpful for a new knitter. It’s a great beginner book that easily fits into your project bag."

The Skill Set Shop

Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting! We’re so glad you’re here, and so excited for the adventure that lies ahead.  To get you launched on this joy ride, we’ve cooked up special supplies and gear that will start you out in style.


What’s the difference between the book and the app?

The book is comprehensive yet concise—with dozens of clear illustrations and 9 lessons that will teach you how to knit. Small enough to tuck in your knitting bag.

The app is like having a knitting teacher in your pocket. You get the text and illustrations from the book in an elegant app format—plus dozens of clear, quick video tutorials that show you exactly how the techniques work. You can watch and rewatch the videos whenever you like—they’re always at your fingertips.

The book and the app are free standing—with either one, you’ll have everything you need to learn to knit. Together, they are unbeatable. Sometimes you want to view a video tutorial. And sometimes you want to flip through a book.

Where can I find supplies?

We have a custom kit for Skill Set with everything you need to complete all 9 lessons—includes 3 skeins of our brand-new, exclusive Atlas yarn, needles, tools, and a bag to keep them in. You’ll find the Skill Set Box of Joy here.

And the MDK Shop is loaded with the very best in knitting essentials and luxuries. You’re in for a treat.