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Quickies: Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi

Today’s Quickie really lives up to the Quickie name! Introducing Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi:

 

Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black

Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black

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What a great little gift knit! You can find Corner of the Roof on Ravelry, or you can browse all 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: Temblor by Annie Watts!

We’ve fudged Quickie timing a bit in order to squeeze in two new patterns before the end of the year 😉  This week, we’ve got some super snazzy mittens from master mitterknitter Annie Watts!

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

 

Annie says:

Temblor Mittens feature staggered stripes meant to mimic the tectonic shifts of an earthquake, or “temblor”. Worked up in two colors of DK weight, these mittens leave room for playing with fun, interesting color pairings while the simple stitch pattern makes for an easy straightforward knit.

Done fully in garter stitch, the cuffs are worked in a smaller gauge for a snug fit. Looser gauge in the body makes for a nice flexible fabric.

 

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These are so fun! I bet the garter stitch keeps ’em nice and warm too. You can find Temblor on Ravelry over 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

MFPP: Coloring Book by Lee Meredith

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Holy Merino! Let me tell you something about designer Lee Meredith, for those who are unfamiliar with her work: she does nothing halfway! There are always multiple samples, multiple variations you can choose to make or gauges you can use. And in the case of this MFPP, there’s even an ebook inside an ebook! This collection clocks in at 11 distinct patterns plus a recipe for customizing your own accessories, making it the largest MFPP EVER! Whee!!! Let’s have a peek:

 

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

 

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Misanga in Seleccion Privada in Code Base G

 

Lee says:

With this book, you’ll use techniques to help your colorful projects go more smoothly, so that you can knit hats, shawls, scarves, cowls, headbands, mitts, and blankets which will really show off those colors, while keeping the back sides neat, and ending up with much less finishing work than you might expect! No projects in this collection use stranded knitting or intarsia – you’ll only ever use one yarn within a row of knitting. There is also little to no seaming (a small seam on the hat, and an optional seam in the Color by Number projects), and everything is worked modularly.

 

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot,
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While these patterns are obviously great for using up leftovers, they are also a fun reason to pick out a pile of beautiful coordinating yarns of the same type, and make several different luxurious items! The sample items throughout this book were all made from the same pile of Malabrigo yarns, with skeins often being stretched between three different items.
(The only exception to this is the Misanga hat, which is made from one single skein of variegated yarn.)

 

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

 

(And now we get into the Color by Number series, which is sold as its own mini-collection as well as within the larger ebook!)

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, and Piedras

 

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

 

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

 

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

 

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

 

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

 

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

 

If you’re like me and up to your eyeballs in Malabrigo leftovers, you’re probably already rejoicing- but with Lee’s clever “use the same yarn for multiple projects” scheme, this book would be a GREAT way to knock a bunch of holiday gifts out of the same few skeins of yarn! You can check out each pattern by clicking the photo or see the full (50 page!!) collection on Ravelry here! You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page!

 

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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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MFPP: Malabrigo Halloween by Stacey Trock

My very favorite holiday is nigh- as far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts on October 1st, and what better way to kick off the festivities than this charming collection by Stacey Trock? If you get those hook’s a-flyin’ you’ve still got time to make yourself a costume!
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Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

 

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Stacey says:

I hope you enjoy this fun collection of Halloweeen-themed patterns in one of the yummiest yarns around… Malabrigo! This book contains a cowl, legwarmers, a shawl and hat: items that, in my opinion, are crucial for a successful autumn. Oh, yeah, and a monster pillow… just because I thought it was fun! I’m pretty sure you’ll love these patterns so much, that you’ll sneak them into your life all year long!

 

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

 

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

 

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural and Black detail)

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural eyes)

 
(The monster pillow! OMG! Can’t even handle it.) Click the photos to go to each pattern, or check out the whole collection here. You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page!

 

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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

MFPP: Ars Antiqua by Danielle Kassner

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We’ve got a second MFPP collection this month, this one crocheted by the amazing Danielle Kassner.

 

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

 

Danielle excels at combining many colors into elaborate crochet jacquard designs that resemble stained glass. Given that, we knew she’d be able to produce some beautiful designs based on Gothic cathedrals and architecture- and she absolutely did!

 

Camino de Santiago in Twist

Camino de Santiago in Twist

 

Compostela in Sock

Compostela in Sock

So beautiful! Click the pictures to see the individual patterns on Ravelry, or see the whole collection here. (And keep an eye out- there are rumors of a fifth piece to be added later!) You can also browse all the MFPP patterns on our Ravelry page!

 

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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

 

MFPP: Hooked on Malabrigo by Rohn Strong

Our second April MFPP is an awesome crochet collection from fashionisto and crochet extraordinaire Rohn Strong. The collection has two editions- “Petite” and “Plus Size”– to suit every body.

 

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“Linda” in Silky Merino, in Black, Narciso, and Party Pink

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“Rebecca” in Rasta, in Stitch Red, Violeta Africana and Porhino

 

Rohn says:

Hooked on Malabrigo! Is a wonderful collection of 7 patterns for the beginner crocheter! From a skirt to a jacket there is something for everyone. All plus sized patterns are sized from 2X-5X and petite patterns are sized from XS-XL! Perfect for beginners!!

 

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“Marly” (Petite version) in Rasta, Baya Electrica. (Plus size version here.)

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“Robyn” in Rasta, in Azules

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“Ellen” in Rasta in Violeta Africana

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“Mary Beth” (Plus size version) in Rasta, in Porhino and Abril. (Petite version here, in Stitch Red.)

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“Kristin” (Petite version) in Arroyo in Sandbank. (Plus size version here, in Indiecita.)

 

Whew! Look at all those gorgeous goodies! Lots of Rasta love happening here <3 You can click the pictures to go to the patterns on Ravelry or see the whole collection here: “Petite” and “Plus Size”. Or browse our past 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

MFPP: Love from London by Alex Tinsley

When I took this job a little over a year ago (!!!), Antonio suggested that I do an MFPP myself, and of course (being quite a fan of the genre) I couldn’t resist. And here it is! All items are made with Malabrigo colors Natural, Black, and Ravelry Red.

Bermondsey Shawlette in Malabrigo Sock

 

Hallo, Love! in Malabrigo Worsted

 

To steal a snippet from my blog (where you can read about each pattern in more detail if you like):

Time to admit it- America is great and all, but my heart belongs to London. Consider this my London-y Valentine ❤  This collection includes all you need to be lookin’ cozy and cute this Valentine’s day, from head to ankles. It also features my VERY FIRST EVER PUBLISHED GARMENT PATTERN OMG.

 

Northern Line in Malabrigo Rios

Borough Market Mitts in Malabrigo Worsted

 

Zebra Crossing in Malabrigo Twist

 

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. Thank you for perusing my collection- and a very happy Valentine’s Day to all! ❤

 

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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

Quickies: Holt by Susan Moskwa

Today’s Quickie is a very cool pair of fingerless mitts in Rios!

Susan says:

These mitts are great for using up those last precious yards of your favorite yarn. No stranding required — only one color is worked in each row. “Holt” is a town in Iceland where these photos were taken. (I just got back a couple days ago. It was awesome.)

(How jealous am I? Very jealous. That’s how jealous.)

I love the way the Arco Iris peeks out from the black! Very striking. You can check out Holt on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies!

(photos courtesy of Kathy Cardigan)

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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’ll be 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