Category Archives: Quickies

Malabrigo Quickie: Hemisphere by Nett Hulse

I’m super jazzed about today’s Quickie: I love maps! Introducing Hemisphere by Nett Hulse:

Hemisphere in Twist, in Belgian Chocolate and Liquid Ambar

Hemisphere in Twist, in Belgian Chocolate and Liquid Ambar

Nett says:

Hemisphere is a two colour, double knit hat that transforms the wearer’s head into a globe of the earth.

Inspired by my husband’s love of cartography, Hemisphere is worked in the round from the brim up and uses charted map projections to simultaneously achieve the globe effect and head shaping.

Hemisphere in Twist, in Paris Night and Liquid Ambar

Hemisphere in Twist, in Paris Night and Liquid Ambar

So. Cool. Plus, handy if you happen to be sailing around the world and lose your map.

You can find Hemisphere 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 Quickies: Perfect Rime Hat and Cowl by Jenny Faifel

The crispness of fall is starting to sneak into the air (at least here in the midwest, where I’m writing from!) It’s time to break out the ole needles, grab a ball of buttery soft wool, and get to knittin’ before the snow shows up! May I suggest a beautifully cozy hat/cowl set in an undeniably-wintery shade? Introducing the Perfect Rime set by Jenny Faifel:

Perfect Rime hat in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

Perfect Rime hat in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

Jenny says:

The Perfect Rime hat and cowl is a classic cabled set that is easy and quick to knit up. Perfect for both cable veterans and novices, it will keep you toasty warm this winter! The buttons and wide brim add a charming touch. The hat is available in 2 sizes: 20” (22”) to fit child/teen (average adult) head.

Perfect Rime Cowl in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

Perfect Rime Cowl in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

 

You can find the Perfect Rime Hat and Perfect Rime Cowl on Ravelry, or check out our past Quickies here! Can’t decide which to make? Jenny is offering a 20% discount when both patterns purchased at the same time, so go nuts and grab both!

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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: Leaves at First Light by Nim Teasdale

In addition to the MFPP we also have a beautiful Quickie today! Bonus!! Introducing Leaves at First Light by Nim Teasdale.

Leaves at First Light in Rastita, in the Aguas colorway

Leaves at First Light in Rastita, in the Aguas colorway

Nim says:

Leaves at First Light is a shawl for budding dryads and elves needing a warm layer to wrap around shoulders in the early morning while creeping off to begin the day, or of an evening while lingering in the cool under the trees or gadding about the forest.

It is designed to sit close around the neck and shoulders, and for a more elfin look can be worn at a jaunty angle over one shoulder or laced up the front through the eyelets to stay put during any enthusiastic woodland frolicking.

You can check out Leaves at First Light on Ravelry here, or check out 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: Notus by K.M. Bedigan

It may be summery now, but autumn is just around the corner! Get prepared with a little light knitting that results in a snuggly fall shawlette: introducing Notus by K.M. Bedigan.

Notus in Arroyo, in Glitter

Notus in Arroyo, in Glitter

K.M. says:

Notus, the Greek god of the South Winds – bringer of the storms of late Summer and Autumn. In the ancient texts, he is feared as the destroyer of crops and is a danger to travellers with his actions, heralding the end of the summer heat and beginning of the colder months.

The pattern pairs garter stitch and short rows to create a flowing, textured shawl, with a spiralling cabled border echoing ideas and memories of breezy days.

The shawl is asymmetric, forming a right angle triangular shape. The body is knitted first and edged with a sideways knitted on border. I-cord edging trims the shawl, and is worked throughout. Due to the construction of the shawl, the border can be worked in a second colour.

You can find Notus on Ravelry here, or check out 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: Fin de Siècle by Sara Burch

Today’s Quickie by Sara Burch highlights such a cool and stunning technique! Introducing Fin de Siècle:

Fin de Siècle in Rastita, in Dewberry and Arco Iris

Fin de Siècle in Rastita, in Dewberry and Arco Iris

Sara says:

Fin de Siècle refers to the end of the 19th century, and one of the dominant art movements at the time was Art Nouveau. Inspired by the more unruly elements of nature, art nouveau is characterized by organic shapes, curling lines, and floral motifs. In the world of knitwear, entwining cables offer the perfect opportunity to explore this artistic style.

This shawl combines cabling with garter stitch stripes and slipped stitches to acheive cable strands that pop from the background, even though only one color is worked at a time. This technique is perfect for making the most of those highly variegated or watercolors skeins by pairing them with a semisolid or solid background color.

You can find Fin de Siècle on Ravelry here, or check out 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: Ocean Stained Glass by Janet Johnson

Today’s Quickie reminds me of the beautiful, sand-tumbled shards of glass you can often find at the beach- and is a great small project to take with you on your next trip! Introducing Ocean Stained Glass by Janet Johnson!

Ocean Stained Glass in Merino Worsted, in Azul Profundo and Nostalgia

Ocean Stained Glass in Merino Worsted, in Azul Profundo and Nostalgia

Janet says:

This cowl gives you the opportunity to try something new with Malabrigo’s beautifully dyed Merino Worsted Yarn. We’re all drawn to the amazing hues in Malabrigo’s variegated yarn, but sometimes it’s tricky to figure out how to make those colors shine. This pattern breaks up any color pooling that might occur, while highlighting those varying shades by pairing them with a semi-solid color.
What a great use for variegated yarns! You can find Ocean Stained Glass on Ravelry here, or check out 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: Pleat Up! by Hanna Maciejewska

Looking for some light knitting to keep you busy through the summer and cozy through the fall? We’ve got the shawl for you! Introducing Pleat Up! by Hanna Maciejewska!

Pleat Up! in Rastita, in Cereza

Pleat Up! in Rastita, in Cereza

Hanna says:

“Pleat Up!” is a triangular shawl knit from side to side on the bias in one piece. It’s simple, classic and clean look is broken up by textural elements while shape-changing worked-in pleats account for the slight curvature at the nape side, making this shawl wrap nicely around the shoulders. Especially cozy when knit from a very soft yarn such as the one used for the pictured sample shawl!

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Gorgeous! You can find Pleat Up! on Ravelry here, or see 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: Agasi Hat by Anna Rauf

Today’s Quickie is a pretty little hat by Anna Rauf! Introducing Agasi:

Agasi hat in Merino Worsted, Hollyhock

Agasi hat in Merino Worsted, Hollyhock

Anna says:

When I started my adventure with knitting, I had no idea about hand-dyed yarn. Yarn like this was simply not available at my local yarn stores…

When I received my first skein of Malabrigo Worsted (thanks to a generous friend), I was over-the-moon excited to see for myself how different, how special, and how incredibly unique this yarn is. I did not expect that it would be such a challenge to prepare a design that would compliment semi-solid and variegated colorways. I tried a few of my ideas, but I still was not fully satisfied as I wanted to create a pattern that would show the full beauty and depth of hand-dyed yarn. And this is how I created the Agasi hat.

This hat truly looks lovely in any colorway! It is a fun, easy knit with lots of cables for a textured look.

Find the Agasi hat on Ravelry here, or see 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: Zelda by Szilvia Linczmaier

Today we have a beautiful lightweight hat for spring- Zelda by Szilvia Linczmaier!

Zelda in Malabrigo Sock, Ochre

Zelda in Malabrigo Sock, Ochre

Szilvia says:

As a designer I have long been inspired by the fashion trends of the 1920s, and when I saw the rich gold of Malabrigo Sock Ochre I was sure it would become a light and airy hat that would make the wearer feel as elegant and feminine as Zelda Fitzerald and other icons of the gilded era. This hat features a garter brim flanked by a graceful and sophisticated cable that works its way from brim to crown, ensuring that knitting this hat is engaging from the first stitch.

Knittingpattern_ZeldaHat

So swanky! You can check out Zelda on Ravelry here, or see 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: Casper Mountain Cowl by Abbey Swanson

You may remember Abbey (aka The Firefly Hook) from her recent gorgeous MFPP – well, she’s back today with one more project!

Casper Mountain Cowl in Arroyo, in Pocion

Casper Mountain Cowl in Arroyo, in Pocion

Abbey says:

The reds, blues and greens in the Pocion colorway beautifully represent the landscape around Casper Mountain. Because of its many functions, the bandanna served as an essential accessory for a cowboy or pioneer before it became an iconic fashion piece. I wanted a versatile design that could be worn by men, women and children. I love how it looks on both our models: a 16 year old young lady and my 6 year old son.

You can find the Casper Mountain Cowl on Ravelry here! Or see a list of 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