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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.

 

misanga

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,
Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

 

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: Sleeping Beauty Knits by Jenise Reid

 

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I’m very pleased to introduce our newest MFPP, a whimsically beautiful collection by Jenise Reid inspired by Sleeping Beauty!

"Handspun Sweater" in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

“Handspun Sweater” in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

"Crown Tee" in Lace, in Polar Morn

“Crown Tee” in Lace, in Polar Morn

"Sleepy Hoodie" in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

“Sleepy Hoodie” in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

"Sleepy Hoodie", back view

“Sleepy Hoodie”, back view

Jenise says:

Sleeping Beauty is a quick trip through an old tale. Knit the castle walls, or a gift for the baby princess, then at the end is the crown tee to celebrate the princess bride! Despite having such romantic inspiration, I have tried to keep everything modern and wearable. What is the sense of knitting something you won’t be able to use every day?

 

"Fairy Toque" in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

“Fairy Toque” in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

"Bramble Stole" in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

“Bramble Stole” in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

 

"Stone Wall Throw" in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

“Stone Wall Throw” in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

Such a beautiful interpretation of the classic fairytale, don’t you think? Fantastic work Jenise! 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.

 

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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: At the Bakery by Lindsey Stephens

The second tasty crochet collection is out! I think this one wins the “Best subtitle for an MFPP ebook” award. Mmm, pie! I’ll let Lindsey tell you about the collection:

Malabrigo has always been close to my heart. It was the yarn that got me into local yarn stores and out of the big box chain stores. I was so excited when I found out I would be able to work with Malabrigo for this project. The inspiration photo for this collection was of a beautiful pie. It made me think of warmth, sweetness, and running to a cozy cafe.

 The Cinnamon Sticks Hats and Fingerless Gloves as well as the Traveling Vines Pillow use post stitches. I love post stitches for the texture they can provide. You can do some really great things with them. (In order to help crocheters out, I’ve created some tutorial videos for the stitches I use in these patterns. You can see those tutorial videos, as well as others, at http://www.youtube.com/user/PoetryinYarn/videos?view=0.)

 

 

The Flue Socks are my personal favorite. I love a cozy pair of socks. This pattern has a close up of the first couple of heel rows which can help people trying this technique out for the first time. I had some crocheters test this pattern, and they found it a quick to make project. So keep this in mind for last minute gifts!

 

 The Simple Sugar Scarf is a nod to my nerdy chemistry love. Simple sugars like glucose are made up of 6 carbon atoms, 12 hydrogen atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms. So for the striping sequence I went with group repeats of 6 and 12. The sock yarn makes it lightweight, and it can be worn so many ways.

 

Finally, the Blackberry Blanket is what I think of as the perfect snuggling throw. Its fantastic texture looks great in the single ply yarn.

I hope other crocheters enjoy these patterns as much as I do. I’m always happy to hear feedback and answer questions. Just e-mail me at support@poetryinyarn.com

Happy Stitching!

That last one really does look like blueberry pie, doesn’t it? Cozy delicious pie. Nice one, Lindsey!

You can see the full collection on Poetry in Yarn, here, or on Ravelry here. Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns. 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: Sunfest by Kelly Herdrich

 

Just look at this bunch of adorableness! (And no, I don’t know if I’m talking about the knits or the models. Or the dog. It applies everywhere.)

 


Kelly says:

Sunfest is a six-piece collection of baby and children’s
garments inspired by the idea of the classic ice cream truck I
grew up with in my summers on the Delmarva Peninsula. The collection is based on traditional shapes with a unique twist, features six Malabrigo yarns, and boasts fashionable, wearable garments for babies and children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soooo cute, right? And even better, the Sunfest collection is 10% off on Ravelry for the rest of August with the code “SUNFEST”! Click the photos to see the patterns on Rav, or you can see the whole collection here. 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

May MFPP: Yin Yang by Angela Tong

Our second May ebook has landed! I’ll let the designer explain this bright and fun collection:

Yin Yang is a collection inspired by the principles of Yin Yang in design and architecture. Yin Yang opposites are represented by things such as tall and short, bright and dark, ornate and plain, straight and curved.

Such a cozy and chic collection! (I love the staggered stripes on that last one!) Thanks Angela!

You can see the whole Yin Yang collection on Ravelry, here. Or, browse all our MFPP patterns on the MFPP 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 browse the patterns at the Ravelry link above!

 

– Alex

Gruesa & Aquarella Love

Sometimes, I feel like Aquarella and Gruesa get a little ignored. Since they’re made from a hardier wool than merino, they aren’t quite as Malabrigo-soft as some of our other wools, but they still have many redeeming qualities! I love the texture of each knit made with these thick and thin yarns, and each of the colorways knits up beautifully. Check out some lovely projects made from these yarns and get inspired to make your own.

Pixie Dust Lap Blanket by Purl Soho, knit by Citizen Queen in Gruesa “Lettuce”; Chinny Chinstrap Cap by Tricia Drake, knit by Melrows in Aquarella “Palmar”; Bitty Bump by Gina Bonomo, knit by Twinkerbell in Aquarella “Arapey”An Unoriginal Hat by Stephanie Pearl-McFee, knit by Vermilion in Gruesa “Paris Night”; Lengthwise Garter Scarf, knit by Putasockonit in Gruesa “Plata”; Muffle, designed and knit by Alexandra Tinsley in Aquarella “Indy”

— Hannah