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Malabrigo Quickie: Arsalis Duo by Sarah Jordan

Today’s Quickie is a cheery hat & cowl set by Sarah Jordan!

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Sarah says:

The stranded colorwork pattern in this cowl is based on a doodle I used to do in the margins of my class notes when I was in high school. It was enough of a repeating theme for me that I had to see how it would translate to yarn — and I’m happy to say that it translated very well!

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Hehe, what a fun inspiration. I love ’em! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking on the photos, or see the Arsalis Duo ebook here. You can also browse all our past Quickies here!


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.


MFPP: Space by Joanne Scrace

Our first crochet ebook of the year!!


On the cover: Galactica in Lace, in Black and SFO Sky

What a fun collection! Nebulous color schemes and swirly motifs give these crocheted garments…wait for it….star quality. You might even say they’re…out…of…this…world? Hehehehe.


Neptune in Twist in Azul Profundo and Teal Feather

Joanne says:

The Space collection takes planets, stars and nebulae as its inspiration with a colour palette of black, grey, turquoise and purple. The collection includes four designs: Oberon is a fitted, long-line chunky weight cardigan with a raglan sleeve. Moon craters inspired the unusual edging worked in Worsted. Nebulous is a scoop necked top with set in sleeves and a pretty ripple pattern inspired by nebulae worked in the luxury Silky Merino. Galactica is a slim triangular scarf inspired by the Milky Way, made in alternating color rows of a starburst stitch pattern in Lace. And finally, Neptune is a warm and cosy shawl-fronted cardigan with gently sloped shoulders made in Twist. The bright random striping is inspired by the planet it is named for. All the designs are top-down and seamless.

This is my first collection and I really enjoyed working to a theme and choosing designs that were very different yet had common elements and a colour palette that runs through all of them. Each of the cardigans has a different top down construction method – its almost a primer in seamless crochet! I loved working with the Malabrigo yarns, the colours are so beautiful and all the yarns were an absolute joy to crochet with. If I had to pick one favourite favourite it would probably be the worsted I used to edge Oberon – it is so soft and plump.


Nebulous in Silky Merino, in Black, Smoke, Teal Feather, and Nocturnal


Oberon in Chunky Tortuga and Worsted in Sweet Grape, Pigeon, and Tuareg

Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. You can also browse all the MFPP patterns on our Ravelry page.

Joanne Scrace (aka Not So Granny) specialises in seamless knitting and crochet, often vintage inspired but always with a fresh modern feel. You can check out her blog and more of her work at notsogranny.blogspot.com!



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

Interweave KnitScene, Winter 2012

Interweave KnitScene Winter 2012 is out today in it’s online version and if features two patterns done with Malabrigo Yarns.

The first one is a fun, young, cosy hat. It promises a quick satisfying knit, and as a result you’ll have something warm and trendy to wear this next winter, or maybe give away as Christmas present. Yes, Christmas is right around the corner, it’s time to start planning!

Photos by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

The design is called Northstar Hat by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich and uses one skein of Malabrigo Twist. It’s shown in the color Stonechat (#173)

The second design is a slouchy beret called Flyaway Beret by Amanda Bell and it calls for one skein of Malabrigo Lace. The color featured on this model is Azul Profundo (#150).


Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

– Verónica