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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!

 

MFPP: A la French #3: Golden by Emilie Berger

This month’s MFPP by Emilie Berger focuses on some of my favorite Malabrigo colorways- the golds! Specifically Glitter and Laguna Negra. Mmmmdelightful!

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

 

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

Emilie says:

The collection is called “golden” and I got inspired by the golden evening light of Florida where I have moved a year ago. Everything turns to yellows and oranges, and it is just so pretty ! It is also a pun, because I feel so “golden”, so lucky to have moved here and to be in a great space in my life right now and to be so happy in my personal life. It is also an attempt to show people that we are all lucky in one way or another, that you have to choose to see things and life from a positive perspective 🙂

The collection is composed of 3 pieces:
– a very versatile shawl, that you can also use as a scarf, wrap, and even little blanket to put on your cold feet or to cover a baby
– a clutch because you always need a trendy knitted accessory in life, right ?
– a headband because they always save the day and make you look chic even though you’re having a bad hair day.

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

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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

Malabrigo Quickies: Stanza by Kate Vanover

Winter’s on its way (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and what could be cozier than some soft & chunky Mecha around your neck? Please allow me to introduce you to Stanza!

Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right)

Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right)

From the designer:

“An arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.”

There’s a definite stanza to this piece, a sure rhythm and division of repeats… and like a good poem it flows together to make a coherent whole. Enjoy making your own Stanzas and in true poetic form, be free to make adjustments to the phrasing… adding either width or length to your piece.

 

Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos

Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos

 

Simple and rhythmic knitting at a large gauge means you can crank out several of these before the snow even starts falling. Even better, since it’s October Stockpile over in the Malabrigo Junkies group, you can get this pattern for 20% off until October 15th with the code “Junkielove”!

Check out Stanza on Ravelry here, or you can 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