Malabrigo and “Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet”

Happy to share with you a beautiful crochet project made with malabrigo Rios in Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

You can find this crochet pattern in the last number of Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochetspring 2016.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Quickie Collection: Slipt Colour by Clare Devine

Slipt Colour by Clare Devine

We’ve had two-fer Quickies before but this is the first three-fer! Loving this awesome set of hats exploring the potential of slipped stitch patterns!

Slipt Stripes in Merino Worsted, in Uva and Malambo.

Slipt Stripes in Merino Worsted, in Uva and Malambo.

Clare says:

Love variegated yarns? Looking for patterns that showcase the colours as they dance across the skein? Slipt Colour is for you. This mini collection has been designed to make the most of the glorious variegated skein you are coveting. Quick and easy to knit, these designs are a delight to make.

 

Slipt Vertical in Merino Worsted, in Alpine Pearl

Slipt Vertical in Merino Worsted, in Alpine Pearl

Slipt Horizontal in Twist, in Cookie

Slipt Horizontal in Twist, in Cookie

You can find Slipt Colour here or browse our past Quickies here!

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

MFPP: Ilha Formosa by Connie of Yellowcosmo

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I don’t know about you, but this gorgeous collection from Yellowcosmo has me thinking spring!

 

Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre

Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre

Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo

Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo

Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza

Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza

Connie says:

Ilha Formosa is what the Portuguese explorers called Taiwan when they first set eyes on it. It means Beautiful Island.
It is where I was born, and indeed it is a beautiful island.

Each name of the pattern in this collection is a place in Taiwan with the name originated from Taiwan Aboriginal languages.

Pali in Arroyo, Borraja

Pali in Arroyo, Borraja

Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja

Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja

Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot

Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot

So lovely and bright! You can find the full Ilha Formosa collection here, or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: The Colourist by Lisa Hannes

The Colourist in Rios, Arco Iris

The Colourist in Rios, Arco Iris

It can sometimes be tricky to make the most of a lovely multicolored skein, but this week’s Quickie makes short work of it with gorgeous elongated diamonds!

Lisa says:

The Colourist is a crescent shaped shawl that highlights the beautiful different shadings of variegated yarns while taking advantage of a classic diamond pattern with elongated slipped stitches.

When knitting this shawl it’s just so much fun to see what colour the next elongated stitch will be!
This stitch pattern works really well for those variegated yarns, which are so pretty but often hard to find patterns for.
It creates a beautifully textured fabric, is easy to work and knits up quickly.

Just beautiful! You can find The Colourist on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies here!

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Shearing time at the malabrigo Sheepfold

We have been working on this for a while and wanted to share it with you today, a video of our sheep flock! We hope this will be the first of others, but all in good time! :)

Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay.

Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay.

As some of you know, we have our beloved sheep flock, who live on a ranch called La Serena, near our headquarters in Montevideo. In this video we show you around beautiful Piedras de Afilar and demonstrate the process by which we shear our sheep and harvest the beautiful fleece that becomes Malabrigo yarn. We strive to use sustainable and humane farming practices with our ranch and flock – a happy sheep makes the best wool!

We hope you enjoy it, as we enjoy and value sharing what is important to us with you!

Credits:

Line producer: malabrigo

Photography: Marcos Mezzottoni

Edited by: Marcos Mezzottoni

Texts: malabrigo

Music: Manuel Espasandin

Cameras: Joaquín González, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni

Malabrigo Quickie: Woodpile by Susan Villas Lewis

I don’t know about you, but I am COLD right now. Pretty much all the time, this time of year. So not only does an actual woodpile (and the fires it begets) sound good right now, but a yummy squooshy silky scarf? Yes please! Introducing Woodpile by Susan Villas Lewis:

Woodpile in Silky Merino, Queguay

Woodpile in Silky Merino, Queguay

Susan says:

It’s time to start gathering the woodpile for winter, and this long wide scarf is perfect for keeping warm as you work. Bounded by large ribbed sections on the ends, the body features a textured stitch that resembles stacks of wood for winter fires. The simple texture makes it perfect for showing off variegated yarns.

What a great project for multicolored yarns! You can find Woodpile on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here!

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington

I love a project that’s both inventive and practical- not to mention cute! Introducing a design that is definitely all three: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington!

I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Pink Frost) and Nube (Baya Electrica)

I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Periwinkle) and Nube (Baya Electrica). Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

This ultra-cozy pattern uses our unspun roving to make thrums, which are basically little tufty-fluffies that sit on the inside of the knit and make a lush, warm lining. And on the outside, they look like little hearts!

A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

 

This quick project comes in several adjustable sizes and just might be the perfect gift for all your valentines! You can find I Heart Earmuffs on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Mini Collection from Welts & Waves by Adrienne Larsen

As the name of the book indicates, Welts and Waves by Adrienne Larsen, is an all about experimenting and playing with Welts, a technique that can achieve very interesting results.

The pattern that most caught my attention is this gorgeous blanket. Sunburst is a very appropriate name, don’t you think?

Sunburst blanket

Sunburst Blanket, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Azul Profundo, Teal Feather, Glazed Carrot, Sunset and Ravelry Red

Adrienne takes you on a journey, where you can start out with something really simple, like a Marianas headband, to try out the technique, and then maybe move on to felted slippers, to see how welts behave when being felted.

Marianas Headband

Marianas Headband by Adrienne Larsen

harlequin boots

Harlequin Boots by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Azul Bolita and Lettuce

The Mini Collection includes 6 designs using Malabrigo Yarn. It has a little of everything, for you to experiment and have fun with welts. (click on the images to go to the design page on Ravelry)

Marauder

Marauder by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Sand Bank

Sail Away

Sail Away by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Finito in Mares and Marte

Mission Style

MIssion Style Cardigan, by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Pearl Ten and Ravelry Red

You can look at the whole collection and read more about it in Ravelry!

 

Rose Jam Set by Amy van de Laar

Mmm, what could be lovelier than a rich, rich red winter accessory set? Introducing Rose Jam by Amy van de Laar!

Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red

Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red

Amy says:

The Rose Jam hat and matching mitts are toasty, worsted-weight winter warmers featuring an all-over pattern of rose petals. I love the heart-shaped petals of some old fashioned roses, and they inspired a cable pattern of interlocking petals that is easy to knit without a cable needle. The name comes from rose petal jam, a sweet floral preserve that I think goes very well with scones and cream.

You will need only one skein of Malabrigo Rios for either the hat or the mitts, or two skeins for the set. The patterns include full charts and written instructions, and a guide to knitting 1×1 cables without a cable needle.

Such a beautiful stitch pattern! You can find Rose Jam on Ravelry here , or browse our past Quickies here!

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What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex