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MFPP: Almonds and Stripes by Atelier Alfa

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Anne of Atelier Alfa has put together a fascinating collection of garments for us this month, all based around a particular “almond” motif. Let’s have a closer look…

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter.

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter. 

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Very cool! You can see the whole collection here, or click the individual photos to go directly to the pattern page. Anne used lots of testers, so be sure to check out the projects for some great eye candy!
You can also browse all of our 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Stanza by Kate Vanover

Winter’s on its way (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and what could be cozier than some soft & chunky Mecha around your neck? Please allow me to introduce you to Stanza!

Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right)

Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right)

From the designer:

“An arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.”

There’s a definite stanza to this piece, a sure rhythm and division of repeats… and like a good poem it flows together to make a coherent whole. Enjoy making your own Stanzas and in true poetic form, be free to make adjustments to the phrasing… adding either width or length to your piece.

 

Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos

Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos

 

Simple and rhythmic knitting at a large gauge means you can crank out several of these before the snow even starts falling. Even better, since it’s October Stockpile over in the Malabrigo Junkies group, you can get this pattern for 20% off until October 15th with the code “Junkielove”!

Check out Stanza on Ravelry here, or you can 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