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Shearing time at the malabrigo Sheepfold

We have been working on this for a while and wanted to share it with you today, a video of our sheep flock! WeĀ hope this will be the first of others, but all in good time! šŸ™‚

Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay.

Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay.

As some of you know, we have ourĀ beloved sheep flock,Ā who live on a ranch called La Serena, near our headquarters in Montevideo. In this video we show you around beautiful Piedras de Afilar and demonstrate the process by which we shear our sheep and harvest the beautiful fleece that becomes Malabrigo yarn. We strive to use sustainable and humane farming practices with our ranch and flock ā€“ a happy sheep makes the best wool!

We hope you enjoy it, as we enjoy and value sharing what is important to us with you!

Credits:

Line producer: malabrigo

Photography:Ā Marcos Mezzottoni

Edited by:Ā Marcos Mezzottoni

Texts: malabrigo

Music: Manuel Espasandin

Cameras:Ā JoaquĆ­n GonzĆ”lez, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni

malabrigo in Knitscene Spring 2015

malabrigo is part of the latest Knitscene, Spring 2015!

We made our contribution in the beautiful Gilt SuĆ©ter, designed by Emma WelfordĀ thatĀ was made with malabrigo Lace in Sunset and Cadmium colorways.

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Gilt SuƩter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

In this number of Knitscene you can find awesome garments:
“Bristol Ivy is our featured designer and in characteristic Bristol fashion, sheā€™s created four incredible pieces that explore fabric and construction and are simply stunning; our largest story is Gold Dust Woman, featuring nine incredible projects in various shades of golden yarn; we have five projects featuring pockets and one of our wonderful tech editors, Karen Frisa, has broken down a few different ways to work pockets into knitted fabric; finally, we have five more projects incorporating cables at a looser gauge in cute spring-time projects. Emma Welford shares tips with our readers on how to choose the perfect projects for warm-weather wear. ”

Gilt SuƩter, designed by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Gilt SuƩter, designed by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

We recommend with enthusiasm, have a look at this number! is impredible!

Gilt SuƩter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Gilt SuƩter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Book 6 Pattern Feature: Trigo and CaƱada

Moving along with our individual pattern features for Malabrigo Book 6: In Cabo Polonio! Today we have Trigo and CaƱada (Spanish for “glen” or “ravine” – not the country! Though merino scarves are certainly useful there.)

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Trigo is another gorgeous pattern by Malia Mather. “Trigo” is Spanish for “wheat” and you can see how it got its name! It’s knit in Arroyo, in Glitter (one of my absolute favorite colorways) and Sand Bank.

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CaƱada is by the inimitable Stephen West, and in usual West-ian fashion there is a lot going on and it’s all fabulous. The cowl is actually a mobius, textured and eyeletted in the center with reversible braid-cables on either edge. It’s knit in Finito in Mostaza (another favorite of mine!) It’s fully reversible- always a huge plus when you’re wearing a mobius strip!

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That’s it for now- more patterns to come! Malabrigo Book 6: In Cabo Polonio is now available in yarn stores in the US and (soon) elsewhere!

Interweave Crochet Home 2014

Our yarns always remain part of beautiful projects! The newest issue, Interweave Crochet Home 2014, It has been used malabrigo Rios, paris night, lettuce, sand bank and teal feather to create the “Waves Pillow” by Dora Ohrenstein.

Photo by Harper Point Photography - Waves Pillow by Dora Ohrenstein

Photo by Harper Point Photography – Waves Pillow by Dora Ohrenstein

The pattern is available in the Crochet Home 2014Ā website, so you can try! Always is a good opportunity to use malabrigo yarn! šŸ™‚

 

Mal-Spotting! Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet Vol 2 by Hunter Hammersen

I spy with my little eye… some Malabrigo!

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These stunningĀ Polyommatus argiolus Cuffs and Socks are two of the many goooorgeous patterns in Hunter Hammersen’s new volume of The Knitter’s Curiosity Cabinet. The cuffs use Sock in Impressionist Sky, and the socks are Arroyo in Azules.

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The book is still in the pre-order phase but you can peep all the patterns here on Ravelry (and snatch it up at the pre-order price)!

October Stockpile Design Contest Winner!

The Malabrigo Junkies Ravelry Group recently announced the winner of their October Stockpile design contest- Tess Young with her Ringwood Socks!

 

 

Competition was fierce this year, but the Junkie judges felt that Tess has produced a truly wonderful pattern for variegated yarn (the aim of this year’s challenge) and some really gorgeous socks to boot! As you can see, Archangel and Indiecita shine in the broken rib stitch pattern. Congratulations, Tess, and well done!

 

 

You can see the Ringwood Socks on Ravelry, and if you’re not already a member, be sure to check out the Malabrigo Junkies group! You can find tons of fun designs, events, and answers to your Malabrigo-y questions.

-Alex

Grand Canyon Collection by Army of Knitters

We are proud to introduce the new Grand Canyon collection by Army of Knitters! Designer Heather Dixon has put together yet another gorgeous themed collection, and this one heavily features our Silky Merino and a bit of Rios too. Click each picture to see it on Ravelry and get all the details:

 

Colorado River in Silky Merino

 

Hopi Cowl in Silky Merino

 

Arizona Sun

 

Tewa Scarf in Rios

 

You can check out the full collection here: Grand Canyon Collection

(And there are also two smaller sub-collections, One and Two.)