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MFPP: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska

There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!
Daily Inspirations

We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us  reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.

It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.

feel-hugged Be open minded Be Confident Make it yours

Be confident, a double twisted cowl

In the words of the designer:

Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?

Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.

The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!

To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan

In the words of the designer:

Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.

It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.

Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.

This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl

In the words of the designer:

Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.

Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.

To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover

In the words of the designer:

“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.

This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!

This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need  5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.

Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website

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: 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 – Winter Bloom by Patti Waters

We’re thrilled to present Patti Waters’ gorgeous February MFPP ebook:

Here’s some sneak peeks of what’s inside, but to see and purchase the full ebook, please click here to check it out on Ravelry.

 

This collection so acutely captures the feeling of a crisp, sunny, early-spring morning. From the designer:

The names for the designs are all derived from scientific names for flowers that I thought were fitting for the designs themselves. The idea overall for the book is to remind us that Spring is coming even when we are in the midst of Winter, hence Winter Blooms.

Well done, Patti! I hope you all enjoy this collection as much as we do 🙂 

MFPP is the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project- we team up with fabulous independent designers to bring you themed ebook collections each month! To see all our MFPP ebooks, please visit the MFPP directory.

MFPP January- Hot Child in the City

 

Please welcome the newest MFPP ebook: Hot Child in the City by Breean Elyse Miller! A cozy, Chicago-inspired collection, this ebook contains a luscious cowl, two lacy-but-warm scarves, and two hats in rich jewel tones – great for life in the Windy City (or anywhere else chilly-yet-sophisticated!) Definitely a collection of wearable, easy-to-knit pieces perfect for any wardrobe!

About the designer:

Breean Elyse Miller works as a Marketing Manager living in Chicago. In her free time, you can usually find her knitting, cooking, or reading about knitting and cooking.

 

Other malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

MFPP December — Follow the lines

The last issue of this years MFPP is out. It’s designed by Veera Välimäki and it’s called Follow the lines. In the designers own words:

“This collection is all about the lines; lines as stripes, cables, and twisted stitches. Some lines are spiralling, some are created with eyelets and some are more common stripes.”

There is a little bit of everything in this e-book. There is a lightweight shawl, a fisherman-styled sweater, a hat and a cowl. Each of them, despite being somewhat traditional, have something new and modern about them, whether it’s in the construction or in it’s shape.

We really hope you’ll enjoy this issue of MFPP, these patterns make really attractive garnments for this winter.

About the designer:

Veera Välimäki is the woman behind the hand knitting designs of Rain Knitwear Designs. Her designs focus on simple and clean lines with small modern details. Veera is passionate about wool and loves all kinds of short rows.

Other malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

MFPP October — Harvest

If it wasn’t enough to you to have one MFPP release recently, how about two? Nichole Reese has been busy working away at the Harvest e-book pattern collection for this month’s MFPP, and you’re sure to adore it as much as we do! Harvest is full of quick knits, interesting construction, and uses for all your favorite yarns. You’ll find something in here for Rasta, Rios, Worsted, Silky and Sock! With credits from Knitty, Classic Elite, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, and various other published works, we are very pleased to have Nichole in our MFPP calendar.

— Hannah

Other malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

MFPP September — Velvet

Mary Catherine Black has released her September patterns, and aren’t they worth the wait? The collection, which is themed around the idea of velvet texture, showcases Rios, Twist, and Worsted in a mixture of smooth stockinette, velvety cables, and interesting construction. The pattern trio makes good use of lush colorways in the Malabrigo card, and is sure to be flattering to whomever knits it up! You can buy the patterns here: MFPP September.

Other malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

MFPP 2011 Knits So Far

We’ve released nearly six months worth of patterns this year through the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, and many of them have been racking up projects in the meantime! It’s fun to review some of the different patterns in new colors, yarns and styles. We rounded up some to show you, but don’t forget – we still have six e-books to go before next year’s lineup begins!

Taina’s Tilda Mittens, from January MFPP; Jejune’s Estella Hat, from January MFPP; Thao713’s Verdure, from April MFPP; QuiltedRobin’s Daphnaie, from May MFPP; Carowien’s Amalthea, from May MFPP; Rufarocrafty’s Lucretia, from June MFPP

There are many, many, beautiful projects, but we couldn’t feature them all! Be sure to check them out by looking through the currently-released e-books:

January MFPP – Nina Machlin Dayton’s ‘The Best of Times: A Dickensian Winter Collection’

March MFPP – Elizabeth Elliott’s ‘New Growth’

April MFPP – Kristen Hanley Cardozo’s ‘Understory’

May MFPP – Tori Gurbisz’s ‘Myths and Fairytales’

June MFPP – Kristi Holaas’ ‘Getaway in Greece’

July MFPP – Amy Duncan’s ‘Fireworks and Folly’

*Just Released* August MFPP – Jennifer Dassau’s ‘Sailing to Byzantium’

MFPP – August

Our August edition of Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project is really spectacular! ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, by Jennifer Dassau is inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Constantinople, but the shapes and patterns are anything but ancient. You’ll love her modern but beautiful take on colorwork and lace. These are great patterns to finish off your summer with – small knits that will turn into a very warm wardrobe!

Make a set with the Lattice Mittens, Minaret Hat and Sofya Cowl, or mix and match for your favorite look. These look amazing in the refined colors of the collection, but in Malabrigo Worsted you can make them in nearly any color combo! If colorwork isn’t your thing, you can try either of Jennifer’s lovely shawls – beautiful knits that are sure to teach you new techniques and leave you with something lovely to wrap around your neck!

— Hannah

Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project – March

The March edition of the Freelance Pattern Project has been released! This month’s theme is ‘New Growth’, and the patterns are by Elizabeth Elliott. You can tell that it’s all about little green things shooting up everywhere by the great colorwork patterns in this edition!

New Growth - March

You can buy the e-book or individual patterns in Elizabeth’s Ravelry store: New Growth E-Book.

I especially love the gorgeous Circinate lace cowl, knit in a skein of Malabrigo Sock. There is something really wonderful about super-versatile pieces that you can wear with anything, and that keep you warm at the same time, since much of the world is going through transitional weather right now!

In case somehow it slipped your radar, the January of MFPP can be found by clicking on the collection of patterns from January below!

January E-Book, by Nina Machlin Dayton

Happy Knitting!

Hannah