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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

Classics - MFPP

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: 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

 

MFPP: Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

This months MFPP is called Mad Women by Sarah Wilson, (TheSexyKnitter in ravelry). She took inspiration from the 1960’s and ended up with a collection perfect for the Mad Men women. I personally love that series!

 

Megan's Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

Megan’s Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

In Sarah’s own words:

My inspiration for this collection was the 1960’s. I knew I wanted to do a mod mini, a groovy sweater and some kind of outrageous headpiece. When I finished the collection, it struck me that I had unwittingly captured 3 of Mad Men’s leading ladies in knitwear, so I named the pieces after them. The cable shift just screams Joan to me. All it needs is a vintage pen necklace, and Christina Hendricks could walk right onto set in Miss Holloway! The sweater was my interpretation of a piece that Megan Draper wears in Season 5, updated just a bit for today’s ladies. The bow, well…the bow is just for fun, but it’s definitely something I could see being worn to a fancy husband’s-work-event by Betty or any of the other girls on the show.

All in all, I had a great time putting this collection together and I hope that it inspires a few people to add a little 1960’s glamour into their wardrobes!

The collection consists of three designs: a sweater, a dress and a really fun accesory for your hair. Each of the designs have two options : The bow comes in 2 sizes, Megan’s Sweater can be lengthened into a mini, and Miss Holloway contains instructions for how to modify into a tee.

Miss Holloway by Sarah Wilson

Miss Holloway in Sock, in Ochre

 

Betty's Bow by Sarah Wilson

Betty’s Bow in Worsted, in Fucsia

 

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!

– Verónica

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: Beyond the Sea by Alison Stewart-Guinee

 

I’m please to present our newest Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project ebook, a delightful collection of beachy goodies by Alison Stewart-Guinee!

From Alison:

Beyond the Sea is a collection of 6 designs inspired by the ocean and the hopes and dreams carried across it. The patterns are designed for year round wear and include two sweaters, a shawlette, a versatile shawl which can be worn as a shrug, cape or vest, a pair of lace knee socks, and a pretty three season neck wrap.

 

(Click the photos to see the pattern on Ravelry!)

 

 

 

 

What a dreamy collection! 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