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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: Rock Opera Gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli

This week we have some fascinating(ly adorable) fingerless gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli!

 

Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter

Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter

 

Rebecca’s editor, Kristen TenDyke, describes the mitts:

Not only are Rebecca’s Rock Opera Gloves knit on a bias, they have a great detail—which Rebecca calls “seam stitches”. These stitches are a pair of stitches, one knit, and the other slipped on one row, then they switch being knit and slipped on the following row. When worked at the edge of the gloves, this technique creates a sort of I-Cord edging, and when worked in the center of the gloves, it creates a slipped-stitch welt that runs vertically. Throughout the pattern Rebecca uses some really ingenious ways of shaping—things I’ve never seen before— that work perfectly for what she wants to achieve. Some of my favorites are her I-Cord and Seam-stitch Bind-off techniques— really clever ways of maintaining the seam stitches along the edge while binding off stitches! While tech editing parts of her pattern, I had to pick up the needles to swatch to be sure I was understanding it correctly. Just those little bits of swatching really made me want to get the right size yarn and needles, and cast on a pair of gloves for myself!

 

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Very cool- it’s always exciting to come across inventive new techniques! You can check out the Rock Opera Gloves here on Ravelry, or see all our past Quickies here.

ALSO! Rebecca is offering 50% off this pattern until the end of August with the Ravelry coupon code “malabrigo”! That is a crazy-good deal! And there is a KAL going on 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

Finito is coming!!

It is our great pleasure to introduce the newest addition to the Malabrigo line of yarns: Finito!Spun from the finest merino wool in Uruguay, Finito is an incredibly soft fingering weight 2-ply yarn, perfect for lacework, delicate accessories, and luxurious garments. It will be available mid-March in a rainbow of colors- some old favorites (Archangel, Indiecita) and some brand new!

This exclusive merino is even softer than our usual wool- it is scrumptious! It is available only in very small quantities once a year, and so Finito is also available in limited quantities. Extremely fine and very limited- this yarn lives up to it’s name! Snap some up before it’s gone until next year!

To see the full range of color options for Finito, please visit:

To purchase Finito, please inquire at your local yarn store. A full list of Malabrigo stockists is available here:

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Fingering Pure Superfine Merino wool 200 yards ( 185m) approx.

50g skein US needles #2-4 (3-3.5mm)