MFPP: Shieldmaiden Knits by Larissa Brown

This is not designer Larissa Brown’s first Viking-centric creative endeavor, but it certainly is the coziest! Welcome winter with some chunky knits inspired by those famous (infamous?) northerners:

Gull in Rasta, in Sunset

Gull in Rasta, in Sunset

Gull Warmers in Rios, in Sunset

Gull Warmers in Rios, in Sunset

Whale Road in Gruesa, in Plata

Whale Road in Gruesa, in Plata

Frost Bonnet in Rasta, in Plomo

Frost Bonnet in Rasta, in Plomo

Larissa says:

Vikings were poets and artists. Their woodwork, carvings, bracelets and intricate needle cases and combs all suggest a great passion for design. Their words and sagas show a love of bold gestures. The pieces in this collection take the gorgeous colors and textures of Malabrigo yarns, and use simple shapes and easy lace to bring about dramatic results. These are not historically accurate designs, but instead are modern pieces inspired by my research into Viking Age life.

Svala in Rasta, in Plomo

Svala in Rasta, in Plomo

Shieldmaiden Gauntlets in Mecha, Hojas

Shieldmaiden Gauntlets in Mecha, Hojas

Shieldmaiden Shrug in Gruesa, Amber Gold

Shieldmaiden Shrug in Gruesa, Amber Gold

Absolutely stunning work! Click on each photo to visit the pattern on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. 

Or you can check out previous 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

 

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