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MFPP: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska

There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!
Daily Inspirations

We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us  reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.

It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.

feel-hugged Be open minded Be Confident Make it yours

Be confident, a double twisted cowl

In the words of the designer:

Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?

Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.

The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!

To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan

In the words of the designer:

Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.

It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.

Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.

This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl

In the words of the designer:

Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.

Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.

To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover

In the words of the designer:

“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.

This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!

This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need  5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.

Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website

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!

MFPP: One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches

There is a new MFPP out, called One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches by Barbara Benson.

One Stitch, Two Stitch

Barbara Benson explains the brilliant concept behind this collection:

What can you do with two stitches? That is the question that prompted this exploration into simple knitting. First peruse the fourteen different stitch patterns in the stitch dictionary. Then select which one of the four easy and fun accessories you would like to make first. Decide which of the stitches you would like to use in the pattern and you are on your way.

This collection contains four patterns, but you can really create 14 different versions of each! How about that? It’s time to get creative!

The first pattern in the collection is called Ring the Gack, and it’s a lovely cowlette using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Ivy.

Ring the Gack

Ring the Gack by Barbara Benson

Next comes On Mulberry Street,  using our lovely 100% Mulberry silk base Mora, in the colourway Sabiduría

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

If you’re more into hats, you can knit No Pat No, using Malabrigo Yarn Twist. The sample is knit using the colourway Sunset.

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

And if you’d rather knit a scarf in thicker yarn, there is also an option for you: Sala-ma-Sond is a scarf knit using Malabrigo Yarn Mecha, in the colour Teal Feather for the sample.

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

You can also buy each pattern individually, with the detailed instructions as shown for each, not the 14 different stitch patterns.

Barbara made a video, introducing this collection herself, which we are very excited to share and we hope you like it, too.

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link

Link to Barbara Bensons website: http://tumpedduck.com/

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!

 

Malabrigo & Interweave Crochet Fall 2016

Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 Cover                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography

Interweave Crochet Fall Edition 2016 features a project knitted using Malabrigo Arroyo in the Reflecting Pool colorway.

According to the magazine, this issue “celebrates crochet cables, with big cables and little cables, rich crossed post-stitch cables and light traveling cables, in projects ranging from an entry-level cowl to an ambitious cardigan and pullover. For those who haven’t crocheted cables before, we include tutorials to get you started. Noncable projects include garments and accessories with rich textures and colors. All of these projects introduce innovative techniques that will engage your hook and enhance your autumn wardrobe. Also included is Dora Ohrenstein’s third installment on crochet history. Altogether, there are 18 splendid projects to keep your hook busy through the fall”.

The design is called “Tetrad Cable Capelet” by Dora Ohrenstein and we will let the pictures speak for themselves, showcasing this lovely design.

Tetrad Cable Capelet Collar                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Back View                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Crochet Pattern                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Detail                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography

You can read more about Interweave Crochet Magazine here.

Or you can find the pattern in Raverly here.

Malabrigo & “New Heights in Lace Knitting”

 

New Heights in Lace Knitting Cover

© Interweave

Last June edition features an Andrea Jurgrau project knitted in Malabrigo Nube spun into a lace Yarn.

The pattern represents the South American mountain Aconcagua in a book that focus in the mountains of the world.

“Aconcagua, in the Andes mountains of Argentina, is the highest mountain on the south American continent, at 22,837 feet (6,961 m). The first recorded ascent was in 1897 by a British expedition. It continues to be a popular climbing destination, and the youngest person documented to have reached the summit of Aconcagua was a nine-year-old, in 2013. The oldest documented climber was an eighty-seven-year-old, in 2007.

This project gives directions for a handspun version and one knit with a commercially available yarn in the identical fiber. The handspun version omits the beads, which are used liberally in the commercially available yarn version! There are two different bind-off options. The “EyeBrow” bind-off takes longer and uses more yarn, but it is well worth the effort. The handspun version shows the Gathered Crochet bind-off and the other shows the “eyeBrow.”

We are happy to share with you the “Indiecita Shawl” images. (It shares name with the Nube color used for the pattern)

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (1)

© Interweave

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (2)

© Interweave

Recommended Yarn: Roving Malabrigo Nube in Indiecita Colorway.

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (4)

© BadCatDesigns

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (3)

© BadCatDesigns

You can find more information about the pattern and the book, here.

Or find the pattern here.

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

Cover page

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

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