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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.

Malabrigo on the cover of Knitscene, Fall 2015

The new Knitscene Fall 2015 magazine is out, featuring Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, designed using Malabrigo Yarn Chunky on the cover!

Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, cover in Knitscene Fall 2015

This cowl is perfect if you’re new to brioche stitch and would like to adventure into a new stitch pattern.

In the words of the designer:

This long, looped cowl is the perfect brioche project for beginners. Worked from end to end in the most basic of brioche stitches, this squishy cowl is seamed and has fringe added for a chic, cozy accessory.

Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, cover in Knitscene Fall 2015

To knit this pattern, you will need 5 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Chunky in the colourway of your choice. The colourway featured is Holly Hock (#148).

You can see more of the designs included in this magazine in Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

 

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!

 

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.”

BleedingHeartShawl

Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Good news! Malabrigo in Pompom quarterly issue

Is the first time that malabrigo is present in Pompom quarterly issue, so we want to share the good news with all of you.

In their last number the designer Sarah Heys has created a “robust and beatiful” cowl, named Kallista, with our superfine Merino wool, chunky, fucsia color, and our lace, used to embrodery detail in Buscando Azul and Black colors.

Kallista by Sarah Heys

Kallista cowl by Sarah Heys

Kallista cowl by Sarah Heys

Kallista cowl by Sarah Heys

And how behind every design there is a story to be told, we share a text written for the designer:

” We like our cowls robust – they need to be able to stand up to wind and rain. We also like our cowls pretty, so it´s lucky that Kallista is both clever and beautiful (like one of our favorite country music stars!)”

Kallista cowl by Sarah Heys

Kallista cowl by Sarah Heys

 

 

Malabrigo in Interweave issue

Interweave has used the Malabrigo Silky Merino, a soft blend silk and baby merino wool, in their recent issue of Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits 2014. In this number you can see a beautiful and stylish scarf, Night-on-the-Town Herringbone created by Annie Modesitt.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Night-on-the-Town Herringbone Texture Scarf by Annie Modesitt

“You’ll love these stunning projects, perfect for men, women, and every day life in this special issue of The Unofficial Downton Abbey Knits!”