Category Archives: Independent Designer Books

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!

 

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!

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

 

 

 

Faux Taxidermy Knits Book

We love being part of beautiful and interesting projects like Faux Taxidermy Knits, the debut book of Louise Walker, that´ll be aviable from the 26th of September.

You can see more about it in the her web site sincerelylouise.

Mink Stole by Louise Walker.

Mink Stole by Louise Walker.

Louise made one of the designs, that appear in the book, a cute and funny mink stole, with malabrigo yarn, but nothing better than to read the words of the designer, telling us about her book, and about the design she made ​​with our merino worsted:

“Try knitting your own Mink Stole using a lovely and soft Malabrigo’s Merino Worsted Yarn, featured ‘Faux Taxidermy Knits‘. This fun and contemporary book brings you all the fun of hunting without any animals being injured. Knit your own collection of trophy pieces with the book packed with 15 wild projects and split into two sections – wearables and habitat. From giant heads to rugs and scarfs you’ll be head to toe in fabulous quirky faux taxidermy!

We hope you can have the book in their hand and knit your own mink stole, then tell us how’s it going!

Knits inspired by the past

We spotted Malabrigo Sock and Silky Merino in New Vintage Lace, a pattern book by Andrea Jurgrau.

new vintage lace

She adapted traditional accessories designs in lace yarns to modern styles to make them fresh and wearable with a vintage inspiration. The books is fully charted and explains special stitches, proper blocking and other techniques for lace yarns.

The patterns that use Malabrigo are

Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock
Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock Giverny Beret, Sock

© Joe Hancock
Giverny Beret