Ann Shayne
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Ann Shayne
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We started MDK as a blog, on a lark really, in 2003. At that time, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner were internet pen pals who had not met in person. Before long, we found ourselves amid a warm, friendly, and smart community of knitters. It was all virtual—we didn’t meet in person until 2004, after we had signed a contract for our first knitting book.

In 2015, we hunkered down to turn MDK into the site we have always craved: a delicious daily read for every knitter. Our new site launched in September 2016, and it’s been a joyful journey since then. Modern Daily Knitting is an ever-evolving world online (and in real life when in-person events resume!) where knitting is celebrated, explored, and taught. With a lot of laughs along the way. It’s our hope to make the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.

At all times, we keep in mind MDK Rule No. 1: Knitting is supposed to be fun.
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