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MFPP: One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches

There is a new MFPP out, called One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches by Barbara Benson.

One Stitch, Two Stitch

Barbara Benson explains the brilliant concept behind this collection:

What can you do with two stitches? That is the question that prompted this exploration into simple knitting. First peruse the fourteen different stitch patterns in the stitch dictionary. Then select which one of the four easy and fun accessories you would like to make first. Decide which of the stitches you would like to use in the pattern and you are on your way.

This collection contains four patterns, but you can really create 14 different versions of each! How about that? It’s time to get creative!

The first pattern in the collection is called Ring the Gack, and it’s a lovely cowlette using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Ivy.

Ring the Gack

Ring the Gack by Barbara Benson

Next comes On Mulberry Street,  using our lovely 100% Mulberry silk base Mora, in the colourway Sabiduría

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

If you’re more into hats, you can knit No Pat No, using Malabrigo Yarn Twist. The sample is knit using the colourway Sunset.

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

And if you’d rather knit a scarf in thicker yarn, there is also an option for you: Sala-ma-Sond is a scarf knit using Malabrigo Yarn Mecha, in the colour Teal Feather for the sample.

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

You can also buy each pattern individually, with the detailed instructions as shown for each, not the 14 different stitch patterns.

Barbara made a video, introducing this collection herself, which we are very excited to share and we hope you like it, too.

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link

Link to Barbara Bensons website: http://tumpedduck.com/

You can also browse all our past 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!

 

Malabrigo Quickie: Ardence by Amanda Collins

Our Quickie today is this pair of lace beauties from Amanda Collins!

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Amanda says:

Flowing from gentle lace waves to a pattern reminiscent of burning flame, Ardence is a visually appealing yet simple scarf pattern, with matching hat. The hat is knitted bottom up, first with 4mm needles for ribbing, moving onto 4.5mm needles for the body of the hat. Decreases are in pattern to minimise disruption of the flame stitch. The Ardence scarf is a quick and satisfying lace project. Knit flat, Ardence begins in one type of lace stitch, merging into the second approximately 2/3 through. Edges are knit garter to preserve accessory shape.

Close up of lace detail

Close up of lace detail

What a beautiful set! A lacy pattern in Arroyo is the perfect thing to knit during the summer, but will still be cozy for fall. You can find Ardence on Ravelry, or 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

Knits inspired by the past

We spotted Malabrigo Sock and Silky Merino in New Vintage Lace, a pattern book by Andrea Jurgrau.

new vintage lace

She adapted traditional accessories designs in lace yarns to modern styles to make them fresh and wearable with a vintage inspiration. The books is fully charted and explains special stitches, proper blocking and other techniques for lace yarns.

The patterns that use Malabrigo are

Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock
Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock Giverny Beret, Sock

© Joe Hancock
Giverny Beret

Malabrigo Quickie: Kaleidoscope by Kimberly Voisin

Today’s Quickie is a stunning hat by Kimberly Voisin- one which certainly resembles its namesake! Meet Kaleidoscope:

Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras

Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras

Kimberly says:

Kaleidoscope is the perfect knit for those gorgeous variegated skeins that are so hard to resist. The faceted texture of the hat showcases the uniqueness of multicoloured yarn while preventing the dreaded pooling effect.

This hat is created by working the brim flat and then picking up the stitches along the brim edge to work in the round. The kaleidoscope pattern of the hat is created with a slip stitch pattern which is worked in the round with 1 colour at a time. The hat can be worked in 1 colour or 2.

Kaleidoscopae4_medium2

 

Such a gorgeous stitch and perfect color combo! You can find Kaleidoscope on Ravelry here, or 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

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

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

Quickies: Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund

Today’s Quickie is actually two! Introducing the Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund:

Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco

Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco

 

Julliana says:

Winding Journey Hat and Fingerless Mitts uses just one skein of Malabrigo Arroyo for the entire set in all but the largest size. Worked flat until the crown shaping, this pattern includes just enough interest in the cable-lace panel to keep it engaging, and plenty of stockinette to make it a quick project.

“Winding Journey” was born out of a desire to give back to the Northern Utah Autism Program. Both of my sons have benefited from this pre-school for children on the autism spectrum. While I wanted to design something that represented our family’s journey, it took some time for me to bring it all together.

Having autistic children brings a lot of twists and turns into your life, represented by the cable pattern. But, even with all these unexpected detours something beautiful comes out of the experience. This is represented by the leaf pattern growing out of the cables. Finally, we’ve come to realize that although we often feel separated from “typical” families, it is only when we come together as a community that we can all learn and grow together. The buttons holding together the two edges of fabric represent this unity.

To support this amazing pre-school I’ve decided that all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to NUAP. I will also be running a KAL on my blog and podcast (Equal Opportunity Crafter Podcast). We will start on February 18 and run through March 31. There will be prizes along the way and in the end we’ll all be a little warmer!

Winding Journey Mitts

Winding Journey Mitts

What a beautiful pattern for a wonderful cause! You can find Winding Journey on Ravelry here, or you can see 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

Quickies: Spoke by Tanja Fleischer

Today’s Quickie is a snazzy hat with all sorts of ways to customize: here’s Spoke by Tanja Fleischer!

Spoke in Rios in Lavanda

Spoke in Rios in Lavanda

Tanja says:

I’ve wanted to design a hat for ages, but inspiration never quite struck. But as I walked home from my LYS, my mind still on the new skein of Rios in Lavanda in my bag, I passed dozens of bikes waiting for their owners while my own bike quietly rattled beside me. As I mounted my bike the wheels in my head started turning too, and a design was born!
Spoke is a modern swirly hat that takes only one skein of Malabrigo Rios and is knitted up in no time. It can be knitted in various styles, sizes and fabric options, as well as choosing the direction of the swirl, making for a total of 16 possible hats in just one pattern. A double-sided brim keeps your ears warm even as you cruise around town. A semi-solid or solid colorway works best for this hat – but the bold rib pops nicely enough if you, like me, just love to use the gorgeous variegated colors of Malabrigo.

Spoke in Rios in Coco

Spoke in Rios in Coco

You can find Spoke on Ravelry here– Tanja’s offering this lovely pattern at 50% off until February 10th with the code “Quickie”!

You can also see 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: 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