Modern Daily Knitting


Hello! We’re Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner. Thanks for being here. We hope you’ll come often and be a part of this community of people who can’t quite seem to knit enough.

In 2003, we started a blog, Modern Daily Knitting. As daily, obsessed knitters, we “met” on the Internet and thought it would be fun to share our profound and awesome knitting thoughts with the entire world. 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, Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters’ Guide.

Recently, we hunkered down to turn Modern Daily Knitting into the site we have always craved: a delicious daily read for every knitter.


We Have a Mission

Our dream is to create an ever-evolving world online and in real life where knitting is celebrated, explored, and taught. With a lot of laughs along the way.

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

Mason-Dixon Knitting brings together wonderful designers, great writers, and a community of knitters all over the world coming together with a shared love of knitting, yarn, and good design.

It’s our hope to make this the ultimate rabbit hole for knitters.