Category Archives: Colors

Malabrigo Lace in Oceanos colorway

Malabrigo Yarn Lace is a kind of yarn that needs further treatment to get to the final product, compared to our other bases, and that’s what makes knowing every step of the process so interesting.

If you follow us on Twitter, you know that we recently shared the entire process a skein of Malabrigo Lace in the Oceanos colorway goes through, and we thought it would be worth to give more details also on the blog.

Oceanos is inspired by the different shades of blue that can be found in every Ocean. Some are lighter, some darker, but all of them are special.

We start with Lace Yarn in natural color.

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The dyeing process may take more time than expected because we have to get the right color. As you can see, yarn is hanged using plastic thread that supports the weight.
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Once we finish the dyeing process, it’s time to dry. We have special drying rooms for that.

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Once the yarn is dry, the next step is quality control. Our team looks for stains or dyeing problems. If a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Lace is faulty, it gets separated from the rest.

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The good ones go to this machine, where the reskeining process takes place. The yarn is wound on to plastic cones, to check that it’s not broken.

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After that, Lace is taken to a second machine, where the yarn goes from the cone to forming the final skein.

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During the last quality control, five similar skeins are chosen to go in the same package. They are tied and secured and move on to the next section.

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Finally, the skeins are labeled and packed in groups of five.

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Lace yarn is ideal for many projects, but we wanted to share with you a free shawl pattern using Oceanos colorway. It’s called “Swallowtail Shawl” by Evelyn A. Clark and this version was knit by Knit Knat Knutz

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                                                    © Knit Knat Knutz Blog

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                                                    © Knit Knat Knutz Blog

You can find the Pattern here.

Or you can also visit Raverly to find beatiful projects using Malabrigo in Oceanos color.

 

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.

Malabrigo in Interweave Knits Fall 2014

We are very pleased with the last number of Interweave Knits Fall 2014! The amazing cover with Ramona Gaynor´s design, knitted with malabrigo it´s a privilege for us.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

The pattern is Redfern Cardigan made with Malabrigo Yarn Rios, superwash merino, Glazed Carrot, this´s a special color, that reminds us of a majestic sunset on a warm fall afternoon.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Ramona says about her design: 
“The reversible herringbone pattern creates a versatile collar in the Redfern Cardigan. Wear it buttoned up, with the collar styled as a cowl-neck, or unbuttoned, with the collar folding down over the shoulders. Whichever way it’s worn, the stylish doubled buttons on the collar show.”

Pantone + Malabrigo

While we’re no slave to color trends (I say Emerald is just as beautiful this year as it was last year!) it’s always fun to see what the Pantone reports indicate will be popular each year. With the new Spring 2014 report out, we thought it’d be fun to go swatch-diving and see what Malabrigo colorways fit the bill!

 

Image from pantone.com

Image from pantone.com

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Top row: Worsted in “Blue Surf”, “Water Green”, “Applewood”, and “Garnet”, Rastita in “Sabidura”
Bottom row: Chunky in “Periwinkle”, Silky Merino in “Cape Cod Gray”, Worsted in “Sauterne”, Lace in “Glazed Carrot”, Lace in “Buscando Azul”

 

(I thought it was funny that “Paloma” is one of the Pantone colors…but our colorway “Paloma” wasn’t quite the best match for it, haha. Close, though!)

 

Image from pantone.com

Image from pantone.com

Or perhaps you’re in love with the “Color of the Year”, Radiant Orchid. We’ve got ya covered:

Row 1: Lace in "Brisa", Worsted in "Orchid", Silky Merino in "Wisteria", Silkpaca in "Damask", Arroyo in Borraja. Row 2: Lace in "Orchid", Rastita in "Sabidura", Silkpaca in "Hollyhock", Nube in "Sabidura", Worsted in "Velvet Grapes". Row 3: Silky Merino in "Plum Blossom", Worsted in "Hollyhock", Mecha in "Borraja", Rasta in "Baya Electrica", Mecha in "Paysandu". Row 4: Rios in "Lotus", Worsted in "Purple Magic", Lace in "Cuarzo", Gruesa in "Polygala", Sock in "Violeta Africana.

Row 1: Lace in “Brisa”, Worsted in “Orchid”, Silky Merino in “Wisteria”, Silkpaca in “Damask”, Arroyo in Borraja.
Row 2: Lace in “Orchid”, Rastita in “Sabidura”, Silkpaca in “Hollyhock”, Nube in “Sabidura”, Worsted in “Velvet Grapes”.
Row 3: Silky Merino in “Plum Blossom”, Worsted in “Hollyhock”, Mecha in “Borraja”, Rasta in “Baya Electrica”, Mecha in “Paysandu”.
Row 4: Rios in “Lotus”, Worsted in “Purple Magic”, Lace in “Cuarzo”, Gruesa in “Polygala”, Sock in “Violeta Africana.

I have to say, this Orchid stuff is starting to grow on me. Though, dear Pantone powers-that-be, for consideration for 2015, I’d like to submit my BFF Frank. Huh? How ’bout it? #FrankOchre4life

-Alex

Fluo arrives to yarn stores!

Remember this?

 

Glowing Sheep in Worsted

Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Fluo

After some ups and downs it will FINALLY start to show up in local yarn stores! And together with Fluo it’s sister, Very Berry

Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Very Berry

Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Very Berry

What do you think? I’m envisioning lots of beautiful SHINY knits for this coming winter in the northern hemisphere. It will be difficult to not be seen with a handknit in any of these two colourways, I believe!

Locate the stores close to you, or look for online stores that carry our yarns by visiting the Locate a Store link on our site.

– Verónica

 

Color Feature: Wise

Photo by flickr user "Sukanto Debnath", used under creative commons license.

Photo by flickr user “Sukanto Debnath”, used under creative commons license.

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top row: Twist in Azul Profundo, Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Silkpaca in Pagoda, Worsted in Applewood. Bottom row: Rios in Fresco y Seco, Arroyo in Black, Chunky in Bergamota, Finito in Bronce.

Top row: Twist in Azul Profundo, Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Silkpaca in Pagoda, Worsted in Applewood. Bottom row: Rios in Fresco y Seco, Arroyo in Black, Chunky in Bergamota, Finito in Bronce.

 

Pssst! Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com.

(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

 

-Alex

Color Feature: Fire on the Mountain (all Silk Blends!)

Photo submitted by Moira Engel

Photo submitted by Moira Engel

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways in Silkpaca or Silky Merino

 

Top row: Silky Merino in Smoke, London Sky, Madre Perla, and Camote. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Pollen, Frost, and Polar Morn.

Top row: Silky Merino in Smoke, London Sky, Madre Perla, and Camote. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Pollen, Frost, and Polar Morn.

 

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com.

(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

 -Alex

Color Feature: Bookshelves (All Mecha!)

Photo by flickr user "Moyan_Brenn", used under creative commons license

Photo by flickr user “Moyan_Brenn”, used under creative commons license

 

Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Mecha Colorways…

 

Top row: Mecha in Tabacos, Chircas, Whales Road, and Black. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Glitter, Plomo, and Piedras.

Top row: Mecha in Tabacos, Chircas, Whales Road, and Black. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Glitter, Plomo, and Piedras.

– Alex

Color Feature: Little Eggs

Photo submitted by Meryl Carver

Photo submitted by Meryl Carver

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top row: Rasta in Belgian Chocolate, Worsted in Sotobosque, Worsted in Rich Chocolate, Silky Merino in Turquoise. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl, Lace in Mariposa, Worsted in Pale Khaki, Chunky in Water Green.

Top row: Rasta in Belgian Chocolate, Worsted in Sotobosque, Worsted in Rich Chocolate, Silky Merino in Turquoise. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl, Lace in Mariposa, Worsted in Pale Khaki, Chunky in Water Green.

 

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex