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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.

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

Queimada Shawlette por Trelly Hernandez

Queremos compartir con ustedes un nuevo diseño que Trelly Hernandez desarrolló para malabrigo. El Chal está realizado con malabrigo sock, combinando dos bonitos colores, Primavera y Corcovan.

Lo genial de este patrón, a demás de su diseño, es que está en dos idiomas! Español e ingles! malabrigo movida hispana sigue dando lindas sorpresas! 🙂

We want to share with you a new design that Trelly Hernandez developed to malabrigo. This Shawl was made with malabrigo sock combining two beautiful colors, Primavera y Corcovan.

The great of this pattern, besides the design, it is that it was written in two languages, spanish and english.

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Queimada Shawlette, Trelly Hernandez, Sock, Primavera y Corcovan.

Lo puedes descargar en los links debajo, tanto en su versión en español como en ingles.

You can download below, in both versions, spanish and english.

QUEIMADA SHAWLETTE_spanish version

QUEIMADA SHAWLETTE_english version

 

Malabrigo in the World Wide Knit in Public

El pasado 13 de Junio se celebró el Día Internacional del Tejido en Público (World Wide Knit in Public); Montevideo fue parte de este día y malabrigo participó y colaboró con tan lindo encuentro.

On the 13th of June in Montevideo we celebrated the World Wide Knit in Public Day, and malabrigo was part of it.

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La premisa planteada fue juntarse a tejer gorros y que estos fueran donados al Hogar del Bebe, una institución que desarrolla, en Uruguay, un plan para bebés y niños (desde 0 a 5 años) que se encuentran en situación de alto riesgo. Malabrigo colaboró con los hilados para desarrollar estos gorritos! Y nos encantó participar porque los resultados de los tejedores fueron excelentes! 🙂

The goal was knitting hats, which would be donated to House of the Baby, a organization in Uruguay, which aims to improve the quality of life of little babies and children (ages 0-5 years) who are considered “high risk”. Malabrigo provided all the yarns that were used, and it was great to be a part of this wonderful cause.

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Este día, tan especial, para los “fans” del tejido se festejó en un lugar, también muy particular de nuestra ciudad, la Facultad de Arquitectura (farq). El sábado a las 14 hrs el patio de la facultad comenzó a llenarse de personas, agujas, hilados, y poco a poco los primeros gorritos fueron tomando forma.

We met in the School of Architecture, a beautiful and special place in our city. On Saturday the School began to fill with people, needles, and yarn, and slowly the hats were created.

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Pasamos una tarde hermosa compartiendo una pasión, pero no todo fue tejido! Cada uno de los participantes llevamos alguna cosa rica para compartir, y la mayoría eran caseras, lo podemos jurar! También tuvimos la suerte de poder escuchar a Alejandra e Iván tocando su violín y violonchelo; tejer con buena música en vivo!, qué más podíamos pedir?! 🙂

We had a beautiful afternoon sharing our passion, but it wasn’t all about the knitting! Each of the participants brought something delicious to share, and we can swear, most were home made! Also we had the privilege of listening to Iván and Alejandra, playing their violin and violoncello. Knitting with excellent music! What more can we ask?

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Otra cosa linda que pasó este día fue que participaron personas que tejían por primera vez y se fueron con su gorro terminado! Que linda sensación, tu primer gorro!

Another nice thing that happened that day was that many people were knitting for the first time, and they left with their hat finished! What a special feeling, “the first hat”!

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El sentimiento que nos quedó a todos los que participamos de este día fue realmente muy bueno! Se notaron las ganas de compartir y la buena onda de los que estábamos! Creo que todos queremos que sea Junio otra vez para poder festejar nuevamente ! Vamos a tener que organizar nuevos encuentros, ya que no vamos a aguantar hasta el próximo Junio sin tejer en público.

The feeling that all the people had was lovely! We noticed the desire to share, and have a good time! I think we all want to celebrate again next year… and we must organize another meeting, because we are not going to wait until next June to knit in public. 🙂

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Gracias a todos los que participaron del Día Internacional del Tejido en Público! En un próximo post les contaremos como nos fue al entregar los gorros a los niños del Hogar del Bebe.

Thanks to all the participants of the World Wide Knit in Public Day! In the next post we will tell you about giving the hats to the children of the House of Baby.

 

 

First book of Kristen Kapur

Kristen Kapur has published her first independently book, Shawl Book One, “is a collection of ten of her best loved shawl patterns from her blog, Through the Loops. The book is beautifully photographed by Gale Zucker, of She Shoots Sheep shots.”

She has made two designs using malabrigo yarn, one is Laight Street in Twist, Zinc color; in words of Kristen: “this lovely stole features a combination of lace and cables, bordered with garter stitch.”

Laight Street by Kirsten Kapur | Photo by Gale Zucker | Twist in Zinc color

Laight Street
by Kirsten Kapur | Photo by Gale Zucker | Twist in Zinc color

The other one is Ulmus, “the body of Ulmus is created with a simple two row slipped stitch pattern, alternating two colors of Malabrigo Sock.” Kristen said. The colors that she selected were Abril and Indiecita.

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Ulmus by Kirsten Kapur | Photo by Gale Zucker | Sock, abril and Indiecita colors.

You can see the whole book in Ravelry, hope you like!

Amy Micallef and malabrigo

We want to share with you the work of Amy Micallef, an excellent designer that has worked with malabrigo in several of her prettiest designs.

In the Winter 2014/15 edition of Vogue Knitting you can see the Shawl-Collar Cardigan, a beautiful sweater from Broadway play “Of Mice and Men”, with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, made with malabrigo Sock in Ochre color.

Shawl-Collar Cardigan by  Amy Micallef | Sock in Ochre color.

Shawl-Collar Cardigan by Amy Micallef | Sock in Ochre color.

Vogue Knitting said about her design:

“Amy Micallef captures timeless style in her shawl-collar cardigan, crafting it with impeccable attention to detail. She work the cable rib collar along with the front, transposing the right and wrong-side pattern stitches so that the right side shows where it folds over at the yoke. The wide cabled rib border nips the waist and cuffs and harmonize with the charming allover pattern of eyelet blocks. Malabrigo yarn Sock offers a bit superwash luxury”

Shawl-Collar Cardigan by Amy Micallef | Sock in Ochre color.

Shawl-Collar Cardigan by Amy Micallef | Sock in Ochre color.

Also Amy is the author of Pinebankthe cardigan featured on the cover of the our newest Malabrigo book 8, In Central Park.

In this cardigan the perfect combination of bright colors, tiget lily, flúo, very berry and cadmium, enhance the blanced tones of Azules yarn. The garment enchant us for great details like the ends of the sleeves, or the internal colors finished.

Pinebank by Amy Micallef | Merino Worsted | Azul profundo, Tiger lily, Fluo and Very berry colors.

Pinebank by Amy Micallef | Merino Worsted | Azul profundo, Tiger lily, Fluo, Cadmium and Very berry colors.

We really appreciate working with talented designers who will contribute so much to malabrigo.

Thanks Amy!

 

Libro 5, en Soho, ahora en español.

Queremos compartir con ustedes algo en lo que venimos trabajando hace unos meses, nuestro primer libro traducido al español, el Libro 5, en Soho. Crece nuestra movida hispana!

Libro 5, en Soho.

Libro 5, en Soho.

Para quienes compararon el Libro 5, y quisieran tener todos los patrones traducidos al español, este es el momento! Solo tienen que pasar por la tienda donde adquirieron su libro y allí se les proporcionará esta traducción.

Libro 5, en Soho. Bufanda Houston en malabrigo Rios, color Jupiter.

Libro 5, en Soho. Bufanda Houston en malabrigo Rios, color Jupiter.

Queremos agradecer especialmente a Trelly Hernandez, quien realizó la traducción de este libro, y también a Marta Ocampo quien se encargó de su maquetación.

Esperamos que esta noticia les parezca tan buena como a nosotros!

malabrigo on the cover of a new book by Kristin Omdahl

These days we received the excellent news that malabrigo has made the cover of a new book by Kristin Omdahl!

Bleeding Heart it’s a beautiful shawl featuring 3 skeins of malabrigo Lace in Verdes. We love it!

Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Kristin says us about this elegant shawl:

“This delicate laceweight yarn has added structure and textural interest with the blending of large-scale broomstick lace and motifs for a beautifully scalloped border to this otherwise simple crochet lace shawl. The motifs are crocheted separately and joined to the bottom-up-construction shawl with the addition of a simple mesh border/panel for an easy, sew-free joining.”

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Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Movida hispana: Made in Galicia

Retomando nuestra movida hispana, queremos compartir con ustedes “Made in Galicia”, el nuevo e-book de Trelly Hernandez, una colección que nos dejará los pies bien calentitos! 🙂

Today we want to share with you, “Made in Galicia” the new e-book of Trelly Hernandez, a collection that it will keep our feet so warmy! 

Made in Galicia, por Trelly Hernandez

Made in Galicia, por Trelly Hernandez

Tartaruga Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Tartaruga Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Made in Galicia se compone de cinco diseños bien coquetos, Carballo Socks, Tartaruga socks, Lembranza socks, Avoa socks y Xiada socks. Todos ellos están realizados con malabrigo Ríos, pero Trelly nos sugiere probarlos, también, con malabrigo Sock.

Made in Galicia is formed of five designs really flirty, Carballo Socks, Tartaruga socks, Lembranza socks, Avoa socks y Xiada socks. All of them are made in malabrigo Rios, but Trelly suggests us that we try out with malabrigo Sock also.

Carballo y Xiada Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Carballo y Xiada Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Cual tejerías primero? Si aún no te decides, te recomendamos que veas en detalle cada diseño en Ravelry.

Which one you will knit first? If you can not decide yet, we recommended  that you take a look on Ravelry.

Avoa y Lembranza Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Avoa y Lembranza Socks, por Trelly Hernandez