Category Archives: Quickies

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

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

Malabrigo Quickie: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington

I love a project that’s both inventive and practical- not to mention cute! Introducing a design that is definitely all three: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington!

I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Pink Frost) and Nube (Baya Electrica)

I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Periwinkle) and Nube (Baya Electrica). Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

This ultra-cozy pattern uses our unspun roving to make thrums, which are basically little tufty-fluffies that sit on the inside of the knit and make a lush, warm lining. And on the outside, they look like little hearts!

A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.

 

This quick project comes in several adjustable sizes and just might be the perfect gift for all your valentines! You can find I Heart Earmuffs on Ravelry 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

Rose Jam Set by Amy van de Laar

Mmm, what could be lovelier than a rich, rich red winter accessory set? Introducing Rose Jam by Amy van de Laar!

Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red

Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red

Amy says:

The Rose Jam hat and matching mitts are toasty, worsted-weight winter warmers featuring an all-over pattern of rose petals. I love the heart-shaped petals of some old fashioned roses, and they inspired a cable pattern of interlocking petals that is easy to knit without a cable needle. The name comes from rose petal jam, a sweet floral preserve that I think goes very well with scones and cream.

You will need only one skein of Malabrigo Rios for either the hat or the mitts, or two skeins for the set. The patterns include full charts and written instructions, and a guide to knitting 1×1 cables without a cable needle.

Such a beautiful stitch pattern! You can find Rose Jam on Ravelry 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

Malabrigo Quickie: Hafren by Barbara Lösche

Today we’ve got a snazzy lil short-row scarf, rife with texture and lace! Introducing Hafren by Barbara Lösche:

Hafren in Silky Merino, in Mares and Sabiduria

Hafren in Silky Merino, in Mares and Sabiduria

Barbara says:

Hafren is a celtic name. It is said Hafren is the celtic version of “Sabrina”. Other sources state the nymph of the English river Severn is called Hafren. I am sure the nymph of the Severn would be happy to wear Hafren. The scarf combines her home. The blue lace pattern represents the river with its lighter and darker colour like the white crest of the waves. The violet structure pattern shows the shore coloured by the evening sun.

Very cool! You can find Hafren on Ravelry 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Jennika Hat and Cowl by Jenn Emerson

If you’re looking for last-minute holiday gifts, we might have just the thing for you! Introducing the Jennika Hat and Cowl:

Jennika Hat and Cowl in Rios, in Ravelry Red

Jennika Hat and Cowl in Rios, in Ravelry Red

The Jennika Hat and cowl are an all-over textured set, knit seamlessly from the bottoms up. The thick braided cables make a deliciously squishy fabric that will keep you warm on even the coldest days. The cowl features a slight A-line shape, while the hat is topped off with an optional pompom for a bit of fun.

So pretty! Check out the Jennika Hat & Cowl on Ravelry 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Circular Slope by Michael Dworjan

Hold onto your hats, because we’re about to shake up the way you make, well…hats! Introducing Circular Slope by Michael Dworjan:

Circular Slope in Rios in Ivy

Circular Slope in Rios in Ivy

Michael says:

Tired of knitting hats flat or in the round from the top down or bottom up? If so, try a new “slant” on the noble hat with the Circular Slope pattern. The hat is knit as a strip and then ribbing is picked up to join in the round. Bind off and then the fun starts! Seam up the slope and let your eye drive the fit. Want something more unique? Seam the hat together with more of a bump. Looking for something more streamlined? Follow the angle of the hat with your seam for a closer fit. Two sizes are provided – one for a stocking, tighter fit (perfect for men) and one for a slouchier look. A wonderful quick gift that will have your idea of hat knitting turned on it’s side – literally!

Circular Slope in Rios in Jupiter

Circular Slope in Rios in Jupiter

 

Very cool, and the perfect antidote for the “I’m on my fifth holiday gift hat this year and I’m sick of ’em!” blues! Check out Circular Slope 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: Perfect Pitch Scarf by Knitwise Design

Today’s Quickie is soft, cheery, and rather innovative! Introducing the Perfect Pitch Scarf by Knitwise Design.

Pitch Perfect Scarf in Silky Merino, in Ankara Green

Perfect Pitch Scarf in Silky Merino, in Ankara Green

Linda says:

This clever design allows you to fine- tune your scarf so it’s perfect every time! Each time you wear it you can change the look by adjusting the relative lengths of the loop and tail. So many different ways to wear this design! The knitting is easy, but keeps you interested with integrated i-cord edges that merge for a seamless and tidy point. Classy enough for the office or the symphony!

So clever! You can find Perfect Pitch 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: Crosstown Traffic by Karie Westermann

Today’s Quickie is sure to add a little zip to the dreary winter days ahead! Introducing Crosstown Traffic by Karie Westermann:

Crosstown Traffic in Twist, in Zinc and Plena

Crosstown Traffic in Twist, in Zinc and Plena

Karie says:

Named for an iconic Jimi Hendrix track, this design oozes urban chic.

The asymmetrical cowl is worked in garter-stitch with stripes and an easy slip-stitch pattern. Designed to showcase wildly variegated colourways of Malabrigo Twist on a background of semi-solid, the cowl has an urban, relaxed feel.

The cowl is worked flat in garter stitch and a slip stitch pattern with icord edging. Only one colour is worked at any given time with the variegated section lending a pop of colour and tying the look together.

Very cool! You can check out Crosstown Traffic 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