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MFPP: A Knit Confectionery by Sarah Burghardt

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This month’s MFPP is as sweet as they come- a sugar-spun candy-venture of woolly goodness in the perfect colors for June!

 

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

 

Sarah says:

For the June Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, I’ve designed a set of five candy-inspired patterns, from shawls to hats to leg-warmers. There’s even a tutorial and pattern for editing a loose t-shirt into a fashionable summer piece–with knitting!  Saltwater Taffeta is a shawlette with staggered lace panels and short-rows to give it shape. Yep. Shortrows in the lace pattern. And a sideways cast-on. (You’re welcome, nerds.) Jolie Rancher had quite a few incarnations before it reached its current lacy status. Gradually-increasing lace design was new territory for me, and I’m quite happy with what I learned in the process. I designed the Cottontail Candy Warmers with Angora, heaving a huge sigh of relief when two skeins were enough to go from my knee to my ankle. The yarn was so luscious to work with, and once I’d made them it was hard to go anywhere without them! The hat of the book, Bon-Bonnet, is something I had made for some twin four-year-old girls, thought it was adorable, and decided to make it bigger for adults. It’s such a fun hat, with its slight bonnet-like shape,stripes, pom-poms, thick seed-stitch band–you will feel like a kid whenever you wear it! And last, but definitely not least, is my Jelly Bean Tee. This is an idea I’ve had floating in my head for about a year, and for about a year I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage tee to edit. As June drew closer, I ultimately settled on a men’s tee from Old Navy (no street cred, I know) which ended up being a perfect match.

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

 

Beautiful work, Sarah! 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: Pollination Collection by Star Athena

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Our newest MFPP is a Springalicious collection of goodies by Star Athena! I’ll let Star tell you a bit about each one…

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Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Pink Frost (Also the Honey Orchard shawl in Silky Merino, Cape Cod Gray, and the Plum Creek Mitts in Worsted, Pearl Ten, and Lace, Dusty.)

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Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Pearl

Before the development of the railroad, people relied on covered wagons like the Conestoga to travel the Appalachian Valley. The Conestoga Bonnet revives old time carriage dress into the modern era.

 

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Honey Orchard in Silky Merino, Sand (and a snippet of Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Geranio.)

Honey Orchard is a made-up place with dancing lambs and bees with no stingers. The sunlight tastes sweet and always comes paired with a gentle breeze. This asymmetrical shawl pattern is inspired by a dreamy little fictitious place like Honey Orchard.

 

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Plum Creek Mitts. From left to right: Worsted in Sealing Wax and Lace in Pink Frost; Worsted in Pearl Ten and Lace in Simply Taupe; Worsted in Pearl Ten and Lace in Dusty.

On the banks of Plum Creek, “She heard pa shouting,’Jiminy crickets! It’s raining fish- hooks and hammer handles!’” (Laura Ingalls Wilder) Plum Creek is a place where country gals ride horses and picnic in the grass. It is the inspiration for a set of armwarmers that integrate delicate lace onto a sturdy structure. These mitts are a little feminine and a little bit practical too, right at home in Plum Creek.

 

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Tree Rings in Sock, Alcaucil and Natural.

Every tree has a secret inner life. You can guess the age by the height but the real data is locked within the core — growth rings. Tree Ring Socks show your knitting growth on the outside. This project is an easy way to use two colors in your knitting without having to carry more than one strand at a time.

 

What a delightfully charming collection, thanks Star!! 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