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Malabrigo in Interweave Knits Fall 2014

We are very pleased with the last number of Interweave Knits Fall 2014! The amazing cover with Ramona Gaynor´s design, knitted with malabrigo it´s a privilege for us.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

The pattern is Redfern Cardigan made with Malabrigo Yarn Rios, superwash merino, Glazed Carrot, this´s a special color, that reminds us of a majestic sunset on a warm fall afternoon.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Ramona says about her design: 
“The reversible herringbone pattern creates a versatile collar in the Redfern Cardigan. Wear it buttoned up, with the collar styled as a cowl-neck, or unbuttoned, with the collar folding down over the shoulders. Whichever way it’s worn, the stylish doubled buttons on the collar show.”

A Rural Idyll: MFPP x Army Of Knitters!

We teamed up with Heather Dixon to make the Winter 13/14 Army of Knitters collection an all-Malabrigo production! Now that all the patterns have been released, let’s have a looksee!

 

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Lovely stuff- and plenty of my beloved Frank Ochre 😉 You can see the full collection on Ravelry here, or browse our past MFPP’s 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: Classics by Amy Miller

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Starting off 2014’s MFPP ebooks with a pow, we’ve got Amy Miller’s new delightfully wearable collection, “Classics“!

"Earl" in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

“Earl” in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

 

"Frank" in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

“Frank” in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Amy describes her collection as:

A showcase of Malabrigo Merino Worsted — 3 sweaters and 2 accessory sets sure to keep you knitting and warm winter after winter. Every winter I find myself looking for an oversized sweater to wrap myself up in — this is how Earl was born. Long sleeves, overlapping fronts and a huge shawl collar- a sweater to live in. Harrison is a seed stitch front and a large cowl put a simple, modern twist on a classic pullover. Francis is a simple and stylish sweater dress with twisted stitches to add just the right amount of flair to what will surely be a wardrobe staple. Frank is an easy, soothing set to welcome in the winter. It’s simple enough to knit with friends and so cute and fresh you’ll want more than one color. And finally, Hilda uses doubled-up Merino Worsted for a quick set, while the simple cables keep it fun and interesting. Sure to be a winter classic!

"Harrison" in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

“Harrison” in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

 

"Hilda" in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

“Hilda” in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

 

"Francis" in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

“Francis” in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

 

So lovely! As I told Amy when she first sent me the pictures, I would wear each and every one of these, happily and constantly! All of them have that lovely “cozy thing that I can just throw on and wear anywhere” quality- which of course is what makes them Classics 😉

You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual pictures to go to each pattern’s page. You can also browse our past MFPP’s 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: Yarn Play by Katya Frankel

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Our MFPP for September will send you back to school in style- introducing Katya Frankel’s “Yarn Play”!

 

Causal Nexus in Sock, in Eggplant and Ochre

Causal Nexus in Sock, in Eggplant and Ochre

Cherrystone in Twist, in Zinc

Cherrystone in Twist, in Zinc

 

Katya says:

September has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me. The light gets softer, the leaves start to turn, and families get ready for a new school year. This time of year is exciting: the season for cosy knits is here! I begin to long for crisp air, I bring out my hats and scarves, and I start to plan what I am going to knit next for my autumn wardrobe.
And this autumn I want to share my own collection of cosy knits: The Yarn Play Collection.

 

Apple River in Lace, Applewood.

Apple River in Lace, Applewood

Prim Cardigan in Arroyo, in Coffee Toffee

Prim Cardigan in Arroyo, in Coffee Toffee

Waterspout in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Waterspout in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Locus Vest in Silky Merino, in Burgundy

Locus Vest in Silky Merino, in Burgundy

Hinged in Merino Worsted, in Polvoriento

Hinged in Merino Worsted, in Polvoriento

 

These gorgeous neutral and fun stitch details speak straight to my heart- I love love love this collection! Click the photos to go to each individual pattern, or check out the whole thing 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: Sugar and Spice by Linda Permann

 

Crochet lovers, heads up! You’re going to like this month’s MFPPs! Starting with the extremely talented Linda Permann and this colorful collection of wooly treats.

 

 

 

Linda says:

When I think of fall, I remember pumpkin patches, changing leaves and crisp morning walks. I savor those first cool mornings, and as the temperatures fall, my urge to snuggle up with crochet gets even stronger.

The six designs in Sugar and Spice were inspired by my love of crocheted texture—and desserts, ranging from simple to ornate. Bubbling cherries swim a cobbler crust, embossed designs adorn an Italian cookie, and glowing beads of sugar dance along the edge of a freshly baked pie. Just like a delicious dessert, a beautiful hat, shawl or sweater will leave you feeling warm and content.

I hope you find inspiration in these pages to make your own crochet delicacies, either as gifts or to cherish for yourself.

Happy Crocheting!

 

 

 

 

Don’t they just look good enough to eat? (Okay, that was a really obvious joke, but it’s still true.) 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. Happy hooking!

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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: Autumn Nostalgia by Stephannie Tallent

Cover image is Applejack Cowl, in Worsted (Applewood)

 

Mmm, fall is just about here at last (well, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway.) To many, autumn is a time to pick up your needles again after a hot sticky summer and start cranking out woolies for the cold days ahead. Why not get a jump start with this cozy autumn-inspired collection?

I’m thrilled to be part of the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. When I found out that my month was September, and the theme Autumn & Back to School, I was even happier.

Autumn is my favorite season. I especially love it in parts of the world where you really get to indulge in that change of seasons — with red and gold leaves, bright blue skies, that crispness of the air and the softer edge of light. (My four years at West Point, in the Hudson River Valley, firmly cemented that!)

This collection, using a range of yarns, includes a variety of techniques: stranding (the Tailgate Mitts), reversible texture stitches (Farewell Summer Cardi & Hat), and lacy cables (Applejack Cowl). I hope you enjoy these patterns, inspired by the nostalgia of autumn.

Farewell Summer in Rios (Piedras)

Farewell Summer hat, also in Piedras Rios

 

Tailegate Mitts in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Cordovan

 

Ooh, they just make me want to bundle up and drink hot cider and eat donuts! (I am told that’s a uniquely midwestern/northeastern autumn tradition, but I highly recommend it.) Click the photos to see 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: Sweets for All Seasons by Laura Brown

And now, our third and final MFPP for August, by the talented Laura Brown!

Laura says:

This collection was inspired by the look and feel of ice cream: the girl’s dress and hoodie by the swirling of two colors in a double scoop, the boy’s hoodie and vest by the lattice pattern on the cone. Since I consider ice cream a year-round treat, I wanted there to be a pattern that would work for each of the different seasons.

Double Scoop Hoodie in Sock, in Archangel and Violeta Africana

 

Waffle Cone Hoodie, in Rios Sunset and Coco.

 

Double Scoop Dress in Sock, Violeta Africana and Ochre

 

Sugar Cone Vest in Worsted, in Stone Blue and Coco

For the first month of its release (until September 20th) you can use coupon code “4SWEETS” on Ravelry to receive 10% off! Use the savings to treat yourself to a cone 😉

It’s all so cute! After this month of sugary adorableness, children of knitters everywhere should be set on ice-cream-themed duds well into adulthood, hehe. Click the photos to see the individual 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

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

MFPP: Vintage Ice Cream Truck by Terri Kruse

 

With the first of three MFPPs this month, we’re thrilled to be featuring Terri Kruse! Terri’s kidswear is always adorable, and she’s got five wonderful new designs for your wee ones (and one for your less-wee ones…or perhaps yourself!)

 

Make Mine Strawberry

From the designer:

These patterns draw their inspiration from summery ice cream treats and vintage patterns. Sweet little details make them a treat to knit. There is something for everyone!

Limepop Sweater

Blueberry Swirl

Sammie sweater…

…and matching hat!

Limepop Hat

And as if that weren’t exciting enough, August 1st through the 31st, the ebook and individual patterns are 10% off using the code ICECREAM on Ravelry!

Such a charming set of designs, non? You can see the full collection here, or 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: Birds of Mythology by Melissa Goodale

Our first May MFPP ebook is here, and totally stunning! Each design is named for and inspired by a mythological bird, and features feathery lace designs. Usually I post a little blurb about the whole collection, but the story behind each design’s name is so interesting, I’m just going to share each one individually.

Who needs a new lucky sweater? You do! Alicanto, named after the beautiful bird of Chilean myth, is a top-down breezy cardigan that features light, lacy panels down the front. According to legend, the Alicanto, whose wings shine in the night sky with beautiful colors, brings luck to any miner who sees it. Will this sweater be your lucky charm?

 

A light lacy tank sweater, Sirin is named for a mythological bird-woman of Russian  folklore. The sirins sang beautiful songs to the saints, telling tales of joys to come. Once you hear the sirin’s call of this sweater’s overall lacy pattern of delicate eyelets and wavy ripples, you won’t be able to put it down!

 

Have you ever wanted to spread your wings and fly away? Manohara is a half-bird/half-woman heroine of Buddhist and Hindu lore who flies away from danger. With the Manohara shawls, knitting can become your escape from the daily grind. With options to make this shawl your own—sock weight or lace weight, one color or two, garter stitch or  lace—nothing will hold you down!

 

In Chinese mythology, the Jian bird has only one eye and one wing—by itself, it cannot function. But as a pair, inseparable and completely dependent on each other, the Jian could soar. With a bold, feathery center panel, Jian will encourage your fingers to fly. And what better argument against the dreaded “second sock syndrome?”

(All descriptions provided by the designer. Photographs copyright Vivian Aubrey)

 

The intricacy of these designs and choice of color palette are just gorgeous- great job Melissa!!

You can find this delightful collection on Ravelry. 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