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Malabrigo on the cover of Knitscene, Fall 2015

The new Knitscene Fall 2015 magazine is out, featuring Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, designed using Malabrigo Yarn Chunky on the cover!

Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, cover in Knitscene Fall 2015

This cowl is perfect if you’re new to brioche stitch and would like to adventure into a new stitch pattern.

In the words of the designer:

This long, looped cowl is the perfect brioche project for beginners. Worked from end to end in the most basic of brioche stitches, this squishy cowl is seamed and has fringe added for a chic, cozy accessory.

Caen Cowl by Deborah Helmke, cover in Knitscene Fall 2015

To knit this pattern, you will need 5 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Chunky in the colourway of your choice. The colourway featured is Holly Hock (#148).

You can see more of the designs included in this magazine in Ravelry.

Happy knitting!

 

Interweave KnitScene, Accesories 2014

The Interweave KnitScene Accessories 2014 edition has hit the magazine stands and features a pattern knitted with Malabrigo.

The pattern is Peacock Ascot by Simone Kereit. It uses 2 skeins of Silky Merino in 412 Teal Feather Colorway. 

Silky Merino is our DK weight half silk – half merino yarn. In this color it mimics the sheen of bird feathers, while a simple stitch pattern evokes the idea of peacock feathers. Pair with some eye-catching buttons for added oomph.

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Buy the magazine here.

 

Malabrigo Quickie: Arsalis Duo by Sarah Jordan

Today’s Quickie is a cheery hat & cowl set by Sarah Jordan!

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Sarah says:

The stranded colorwork pattern in this cowl is based on a doodle I used to do in the margins of my class notes when I was in high school. It was enough of a repeating theme for me that I had to see how it would translate to yarn — and I’m happy to say that it translated very well!

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Hehe, what a fun inspiration. I love ’em! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking on the photos, or see the Arsalis Duo ebook here. You can also 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

MFPP: Field Journal by Meghan Jackson

Field Journal Meghan Jackson ebook cover

 

I am just loving today’s mushroom-inspired collection by Meghan Jackson! Let’s dive on in, shall we?

 

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Meghan says:

Field Journal is a knitwear collection that includes a cardigan, two shawls, a cowl, and wristlets inspired by mushrooms, both in nature and folklore. Modern details mean the projects are simple enough to bring on a hike in your backpack if you have a few minutes to knit, yet sophisticated enough to wear anywhere. Lightweight Malabrigo yarns in vibrant earthy colours are featured prominently in garter, broken rib, eyelets, and other uncomplicated stitches. I hope you enjoy knitting these five nature sketches:

Foraging
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank.

Gill
The clean organic lines of mushroom gills create a subtle modern shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

Mycelium
Luxury yarn and simple stitches become pretty retro wristlets with a little bit of cross stitch. Knit in Malabrigo Silkpaca in Ravelry Red with embellishments in Malabrigo Lace.

Spore print
A mushroom cap knit with the simplest of stitches and shaping makes a striking wear anywhere cowl. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Volcan.

Bracket form
Bracket form mushrooms are reflected in a swirly bias-knit garter stitch shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Ochre.

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Gill Pattern in Sock, Natural

Gill in Sock, Natural

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

 

Gorgeous collection- just goes to show that wonderful knitting inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places!

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

Quickies: Convertible Cowl/Hat by Alice Tang

This week’s clever Quickie is two accessories in one!

 

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

 

Designer Alice Tang says:

This cowl/hat is knitted in a spiral cable pattern – both text and chart instructions provided. There is an I-Cord drawstring that cinches one edge to become a hat. Keeping either your head or your neck warm as needed. Pom poms on the ends are optional.

 

Super cute!! I always love a good pompom or two. You can find the Convertible Cowl/Hat 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

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: North by Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr

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Celebrate winter with this darling collection from designers Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr- it is pretty much guaranteed to charm your socks right off.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

(Dress) Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

 

Vivian says:

I wanted to make pretty little practical things that were simple yet also strongly reminiscent of the Nordic knitting tradition. Children’s clothes, especially, seem like a natural fit for the motifs and colors found throughout the North, so I set out to make things I would want to dress my own children in. I also tried to think of another knitter who perhaps just needed that extra gentle nudge to get into publishing, and Sorren is one of the most brilliant and imaginative knitters I know, I am so glad I could twist her arm to join me!

 

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in ???? and Natural

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in Ravelry Red and Natural

 

And Sorren added:

I felt so honored when Vivian asked me to be apart of this project. When I found out the theme would be Nordic-inspired pixieish colorwork, my mind went right to my own Scandinavian heritage, dreams of Swedish winters, and celebrating St. Lucia day with my family every year. We don’t get a lot of snow in Portland, but that won’t stop me from dreaming of snow. My son who turned 2 this year inspires me every day, and I wanted to create pieces that were classic and would suit both our little men, and our little women.

 

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

 

So. Stunning. You can see the full collection (and all the variously sized and colored samples) on Ravelry here! You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page.

 

That’s it for this year’s releases- We’ll see you on the other side of the holidays (may they be wonderful for all of you!)

 

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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: Impetuous! by Theressa Silver

Today’s neck-hugging Quickie is looking mighty fine to me, on this frigid and snowy morning!

Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido

Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido

Theressa says:

Impetuous is the perfect project for when you want to knit something RIGHT NOW. Knit of Malabrigo’s super bulky Rasta, this neck warmer can be finished in just a day or two and uses only one or two skeins depending on size. The ruffles at top and bottom allow for a good fit at the chin and shoulders and give it an elegant and feminine look. The first set of ruffles is made with paired decreases and the second set is formed with paired increases. Two buttons hold the piece securely closed.

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I’m thinking that flared shape would fit wonderfully under a coat, and Rasta around the neck and chin sounds sooo fantastic. Last minute gift, anyone??

Check out Impetuous! 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.

 

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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Malabrigo Quickies: Spiked Cowl by Kendall Nahorniak

Today we’ve got a fun crocheted cowl from Kendall Nahorniak!

 

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

 

Kendall says:

I’ve always loved the different colors in Malabrigo’s variegated yarns.  So I decided to design a piece that utilizes them to the fullest and the result was this cowl.  It uses spike stitches to create a texture that brings the colors to life.

 

What a great use for variegated colorways! You can find the Spiked Cowl on Ravelry 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