Category Archives: MFPP

MFPP: Knitter’s Apothecary Collection by Sara Gresbach

 

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Our first MFPP of October feels just right for the steadily crispening days (at least here in the midwest!) Pumpkin Spice? Naw, forget that: Yarny Spice.

(BTW, that’s totally my Spice Girls name.)

Comfrey in Mecha Arapey

Comfrey in Mecha, Arapey

Zested in Sock, Terracotta

Zested in Sock, Terracotta

From the designer:

“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all it’s flavour.”
-William Cowper

Just as everyday life is made brighter and more vibrant with a little flavor, whether it be some cinnamon in your coffee or a little extra kick in your evening meal, your knitting is made better with a little variety, or spice, as well.

This collection was inspired by the more “earthy” tones in Malabrigo’s lineup and grew into an eclectic little collection named for a variety of herbs, spices and natural remedies. If you are at all like me, then knitting itself is a remedy.

 

Ceylon in Silky Merino, Tatami

Ceylon in Silky Merino, Tatami

Valerian in Silky Merino, Lettuce

Valerian in Silky Merino, Lettuce

Rocoto in Sock, Botticelli Red

Rocoto in Sock, Botticelli Red

Ginger Root in Silky Merino, Tatami

Ginger Root in Silky Merino, Tatami

So stunning! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking each photo, or see the whole collection here. (Or you can check out 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

MFPP: What the Heart Wants by Justyna Lorkowska

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There’s no denying it anymore: fall is here. And what better way to kick off the season than with some lovely sweaters (and a shawl) from Justyna Lorkowska?

Fickle Heart in Rios, English Rose.

Fickle Heart in Rios, English Rose. 

Breaking the Waves in Sock, Tiziano Red

Breaking the Waves in Sock, Tiziano Red

From the designer:

“The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care”
― Emily Dickinson

As women we possess a wealth of talents and abilities, we assume an incalculable number of responsibilities – some voluntary, some not – and we experience an indescribable range of emotions and moods. We’re capable of anything…as long as our hearts are in it. Some may call us fickle, others may see indecisiveness, but all the while we’re merely following our hearts.

This collection has been created for all women who, like me, follow their hearts in everything they do.

Behind my Back in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Behind my Back in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Old Loves, New Flames in Sock, Lettuce and Violeta Africana

Old Loves, New Flames in Sock, Lettuce and Violeta Africana

I’ll tell ya one thing- my heart definitely wants that pink sweater. Such exquisite detail! You can check out the full collection on Ravelry here, or click the photos to go through to the specific pattern (the cover photo will take you to the special website set up just for this collection.) Or you can browse 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

MFPP: Berlin-Wrapped in Red

When it rains, it pours, they say, and today we’ve got another MFPP! This collection, “Berlin-Wrapped in Red”, is the product of six different designers from Yarn Over Berlin.

Monbijou by Julie Cunningham, in Rastita-Cereza colorway.

Monbijou by Julie Cunningham, in Rastita-Cereza colorway.

Spandau by Marion Bulin in Silky Merino- Raspberry

Spandau by Marion Bulin in Silky Merino- Raspberry

 

Spree Shrug by Kimberly Gintar in Sock- Tiziano Red

Spree Shrug by Kimberly Gintar in Sock- Tiziano Red

The designers say:

The eBook “Berlin – Wrapped in Red” is the result of a collaboration between Steffi Palm & Marion Bulin, owners of Yarn over Berlin, and their fabulous and creative friends. It features several Malabrigo yarns used for ten red patterns named after Berlin´s districts, rivers or sights.

 

Tegel by Marion Bulin in Arroyo- English Rose.

Tegel by Marion Bulin in Arroyo- English Rose.

Pfaueninsel by Stefanie Palm in Rios- Jupiter.

Pfaueninsel by Stefanie Palm in Rios- Jupiter.

Berlin Wall- East meets West by Stefanie Palm in Worsted- Fucsia and Tigerlily.

Berlin Wall- East meets West by Stefanie Palm in Worsted- Fucsia and Tigerlily.

Havel by Marion Bulin in Mecha- Cereza.

Berlin Mitte by Claudia Eisenkolb in Sock- Tiziano Red.

Berlin Mitte by Claudia Eisenkolb in Sock- Tiziano Red.

 

Gorgeous designs and such a lovely palette! You can see the patterns on Ravelry by clicking the photos above, or see the whole collection here. You can also browse all of our 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

MFPP: Socks for Spies by Katherine Vaughan

What a fun collection we have for you this month- six sock patterns inspired by cryptography (the study of codes, that is) by Katherine Vaughan!

Short Wave Socks in Arroyo, Archangel

Short Wave Socks in Arroyo, Archangel

Locks and Keys Socks in Sock, Ochre and Indiecita

Locks and Keys Socks in Sock, Ochre and Indiecita

Encode Socks in Sock, Dewberry

Encode Socks in Sock, Dewberry

Katherine says:

I’ve always loved stories about spies and spycraft. From a young age I was able to sing most of the Bond movie themes, and as a 12 year old I created my own cyphertext “code” that used symbols to replace letters. So you can imagine that a recent trip with my daughter to the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., coupled with reading The Code Book about spycraft and codebreaking, really piqued my lifelong interest in all things secret. This collection let me explore keys and locks, coding and decoding, dead drops, field communication, and my favorite keepers of secrets—archivists. The six socks in this set run the gamut of weights, techniques, and constructions to keep you – literally! – on your toes.

Decode Socks in Sock, Lotus

Decode Socks in Sock, Lotus

What the Librarian Knew Slippers in Rios, Ivy

What the Librarian Knew Slippers in Rios, Ivy

Rock on the Bridge socks in Arroyo, Plomo

Rock on the Bridge socks in Arroyo, Plomo

You can unravel these mysteries (or, wait, no, the opposite of unravel!) over on Ravelry, here. Want more MFPP goodness? You can also browse all of our 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

MFPP: Blue Waves by Muriela

It may be winter down in Uruguay (though weather.com tells me it’s awfully mild at the moment!) but for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is well underway! A fine time for this beachy collection from Muriela:

Uhaina in Silky Merino, in Indiecita

Uhaina in Silky Merino, in Indiecita

Nerea in Arroyo, English Rose

Nerea in Arroyo, English Rose

Muriel says:

I am very fortunate to live beside the sea, in the Basque Country in the south west of France. The bright blue of the sea and its waves, which are sometimes less calm than they first appear, inspired me to design this collection around that theme.
A unisex slouch hat, Aloe, is blue like the sea in the magnificent Rios Bobby Blue: knit seamlessly in the round and modeled by my son, Clément.
Aia is a simple shawl with alternating garter stitch and stockinette bands and a wave pattern border: the version in Silky Merino is modeled by Saioa, that in Rios by Manon.
You will also find this wave pattern in the short sleeved pullover, Uhaina, as modeled by Manon, designed to be worn next to the skin in oh so soft Silky Merino with delicate lace detail on the sleeves and sides.
On my daughter Anuhea’s sweater top (Nerea) a different, yet still easy to knit, wave pattern and the tones in Arroyo creating a unique result every time.

Aloe in Rios, Bobby Blue

Aloe in Rios, Bobby Blue

Aia in Silky Merino, Indiecita

Aia in Silky Merino, Indiecita

Aia in Rios, Bobby Blue and Sand Bank

Aia in Rios, Bobby Blue and Sand Bank

Oh to be knitting on a French beach right now! You can see the full Blue Waves collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. You can also browse our past MFPP’s 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

MFPP: Attack from Outer Space by Annie Watts

What a super fun collection we have for you today, from the talented Annie Watts!

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Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Annie says:

Attack from Outer Space! The ebook has all your space necessities: rayguns, rockets, space helmets, and alien robots! This four pattern set is an homage to the sci-fi movies of the 50s and 60s. Drawing from classics spanning from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Barbarella, there’s a little something for every sci-fi fan here.

Rayguns are comfortable three-fingered gloves with the image of the rayguns on both sides. Metal Man Mittens have a unique construction with the gusset and thumb worked last. The Ignition legwarmers are worked bottom up with slight shaping and a generous top cuff. Noble Hero is a snug but comfortable balaclava with a fun cushy collar.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

I can’t resist good kitsch! And how about that rubber wig? Hehe. You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. You can also browse our past MFPP’s 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

MFPP: Almonds and Stripes by Atelier Alfa

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Anne of Atelier Alfa has put together a fascinating collection of garments for us this month, all based around a particular “almond” motif. Let’s have a closer look…

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter.

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter. 

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Very cool! You can see the whole collection here, or click the individual photos to go directly to the pattern page. Anne used lots of testers, so be sure to check out the projects for some great eye candy!
You can also browse all of our 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

MFPP: Field Journal by Meghan Jackson

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I am just loving today’s mushroom-inspired collection by Meghan Jackson! Let’s dive on in, shall we?

 

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Meghan says:

Field Journal is a knitwear collection that includes a cardigan, two shawls, a cowl, and wristlets inspired by mushrooms, both in nature and folklore. Modern details mean the projects are simple enough to bring on a hike in your backpack if you have a few minutes to knit, yet sophisticated enough to wear anywhere. Lightweight Malabrigo yarns in vibrant earthy colours are featured prominently in garter, broken rib, eyelets, and other uncomplicated stitches. I hope you enjoy knitting these five nature sketches:

Foraging
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank.

Gill
The clean organic lines of mushroom gills create a subtle modern shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

Mycelium
Luxury yarn and simple stitches become pretty retro wristlets with a little bit of cross stitch. Knit in Malabrigo Silkpaca in Ravelry Red with embellishments in Malabrigo Lace.

Spore print
A mushroom cap knit with the simplest of stitches and shaping makes a striking wear anywhere cowl. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Volcan.

Bracket form
Bracket form mushrooms are reflected in a swirly bias-knit garter stitch shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Ochre.

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Gill Pattern in Sock, Natural

Gill in Sock, Natural

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

 

Gorgeous collection- just goes to show that wonderful knitting inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places!

You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual pictures to go to each pattern’s page. You can also browse our past MFPP’s 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

MFPP: A la French #3: Golden by Emilie Berger

This month’s MFPP by Emilie Berger focuses on some of my favorite Malabrigo colorways- the golds! Specifically Glitter and Laguna Negra. Mmmmdelightful!

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

 

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

Emilie says:

The collection is called “golden” and I got inspired by the golden evening light of Florida where I have moved a year ago. Everything turns to yellows and oranges, and it is just so pretty ! It is also a pun, because I feel so “golden”, so lucky to have moved here and to be in a great space in my life right now and to be so happy in my personal life. It is also an attempt to show people that we are all lucky in one way or another, that you have to choose to see things and life from a positive perspective 🙂

The collection is composed of 3 pieces:
– a very versatile shawl, that you can also use as a scarf, wrap, and even little blanket to put on your cold feet or to cover a baby
– a clutch because you always need a trendy knitted accessory in life, right ?
– a headband because they always save the day and make you look chic even though you’re having a bad hair day.

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

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You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual pictures to go to each pattern’s page. You can also browse our past MFPP’s 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

A Rural Idyll: MFPP x Army Of Knitters!

We teamed up with Heather Dixon to make the Winter 13/14 Army of Knitters collection an all-Malabrigo production! Now that all the patterns have been released, let’s have a looksee!

 

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Lovely stuff- and plenty of my beloved Frank Ochre 😉 You can see the full collection on Ravelry here, or browse our past MFPP’s 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