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MFPP: Attack from Outer Space by Annie Watts

What a super fun collection we have for you today, from the talented Annie Watts!

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Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Annie says:

Attack from Outer Space! The ebook has all your space necessities: rayguns, rockets, space helmets, and alien robots! This four pattern set is an homage to the sci-fi movies of the 50s and 60s. Drawing from classics spanning from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Barbarella, there’s a little something for every sci-fi fan here.

Rayguns are comfortable three-fingered gloves with the image of the rayguns on both sides. Metal Man Mittens have a unique construction with the gusset and thumb worked last. The Ignition legwarmers are worked bottom up with slight shaping and a generous top cuff. Noble Hero is a snug but comfortable balaclava with a fun cushy collar.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

I can’t resist good kitsch! And how about that rubber wig? Hehe. You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. 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: Field Journal by Meghan Jackson

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I am just loving today’s mushroom-inspired collection by Meghan Jackson! Let’s dive on in, shall we?

 

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Meghan says:

Field Journal is a knitwear collection that includes a cardigan, two shawls, a cowl, and wristlets inspired by mushrooms, both in nature and folklore. Modern details mean the projects are simple enough to bring on a hike in your backpack if you have a few minutes to knit, yet sophisticated enough to wear anywhere. Lightweight Malabrigo yarns in vibrant earthy colours are featured prominently in garter, broken rib, eyelets, and other uncomplicated stitches. I hope you enjoy knitting these five nature sketches:

Foraging
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank.

Gill
The clean organic lines of mushroom gills create a subtle modern shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

Mycelium
Luxury yarn and simple stitches become pretty retro wristlets with a little bit of cross stitch. Knit in Malabrigo Silkpaca in Ravelry Red with embellishments in Malabrigo Lace.

Spore print
A mushroom cap knit with the simplest of stitches and shaping makes a striking wear anywhere cowl. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Volcan.

Bracket form
Bracket form mushrooms are reflected in a swirly bias-knit garter stitch shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Ochre.

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Gill Pattern in Sock, Natural

Gill in Sock, Natural

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

 

Gorgeous collection- just goes to show that wonderful knitting inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places!

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

Quickie: Block Mittens by Jenise Reid

Today’s Quickie from Jenise Reid is just right for the never-ending winter I seem to be stuck in up here in Michigan (I’m very jealous of the Uruguay crew down in their 77-degree early-fall weather!) Unique construction makes these more than your average mitts!

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Jenise says:

Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look.

The instructions are written out line by line with all the numbers, or you can use the loose instructions to knit up your own pair using a different gauge altogether. Because of the unique order of construction, Block can be custom fitted as-you-go. Yep – no need to calculate all the picky numbers and do endless math before you even cast on. Feel free to “cheat” by casting on and knitting the first rows. Take your gauge from what you have, plug the numbers (ie, stitches to an inch, rows to an inch) into the provided equation to double check that it will square out, and keep going. That’s all the math you need!
Lots of schematics to show how it works – otherwise this might be tricky the first time you try!

Use either a solid yarn, a self striping/hand dyed, or try two colors for the “block stripe”. The mittens used one skein of either Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted (along with scraps of the second color of worsted)

 

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

 

Very cool! You can check out the Block Mittens on Ravelry here, or peruse  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: Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy

We’ve got a lovely Quickie for you crocheters today! Introducing the Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy:

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

 

You can find the Elegance Gloves 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Temblor by Annie Watts!

We’ve fudged Quickie timing a bit in order to squeeze in two new patterns before the end of the year 😉  This week, we’ve got some super snazzy mittens from master mitterknitter Annie Watts!

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

 

Annie says:

Temblor Mittens feature staggered stripes meant to mimic the tectonic shifts of an earthquake, or “temblor”. Worked up in two colors of DK weight, these mittens leave room for playing with fun, interesting color pairings while the simple stitch pattern makes for an easy straightforward knit.

Done fully in garter stitch, the cuffs are worked in a smaller gauge for a snug fit. Looser gauge in the body makes for a nice flexible fabric.

 

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These are so fun! I bet the garter stitch keeps ’em nice and warm too. You can find Temblor on Ravelry over here, or 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

MFPP: Coloring Book by Lee Meredith

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Holy Merino! Let me tell you something about designer Lee Meredith, for those who are unfamiliar with her work: she does nothing halfway! There are always multiple samples, multiple variations you can choose to make or gauges you can use. And in the case of this MFPP, there’s even an ebook inside an ebook! This collection clocks in at 11 distinct patterns plus a recipe for customizing your own accessories, making it the largest MFPP EVER! Whee!!! Let’s have a peek:

 

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

 

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Misanga in Seleccion Privada in Code Base G

 

Lee says:

With this book, you’ll use techniques to help your colorful projects go more smoothly, so that you can knit hats, shawls, scarves, cowls, headbands, mitts, and blankets which will really show off those colors, while keeping the back sides neat, and ending up with much less finishing work than you might expect! No projects in this collection use stranded knitting or intarsia – you’ll only ever use one yarn within a row of knitting. There is also little to no seaming (a small seam on the hat, and an optional seam in the Color by Number projects), and everything is worked modularly.

 

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot,
Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

 

While these patterns are obviously great for using up leftovers, they are also a fun reason to pick out a pile of beautiful coordinating yarns of the same type, and make several different luxurious items! The sample items throughout this book were all made from the same pile of Malabrigo yarns, with skeins often being stretched between three different items.
(The only exception to this is the Misanga hat, which is made from one single skein of variegated yarn.)

 

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

 

(And now we get into the Color by Number series, which is sold as its own mini-collection as well as within the larger ebook!)

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, and Piedras

 

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

 

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

 

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

 

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

 

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

 

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

 

If you’re like me and up to your eyeballs in Malabrigo leftovers, you’re probably already rejoicing- but with Lee’s clever “use the same yarn for multiple projects” scheme, this book would be a GREAT way to knock a bunch of holiday gifts out of the same few skeins of yarn! You can check out each pattern by clicking the photo or see the full (50 page!!) collection on Ravelry here! You can also browse past MFPPs 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

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Malabrigo Quickies- Sokol by Melanie Berg

This Quickie is so charming- somehow both tough and refined at the same time! Introducing Sokol by Melanie Berg:

 

Sokol in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone.

Sokol in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone.

Melanie says:

Sokol is the Russian word for “hawk“, and knowing this, it’s not difficult to imagine where this name comes from. Falconers need to protect their arms and hands, so they need long mitts, padded with an extra layer of fabric.
Sokol mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up. The main part of the mitts is worked in plain stockinette, with just a few rounds of ribbing along the edges, making this project perfect for adventurous beginners. The buckles are added at the end and the tip of each buckle is attached with a button.
With their steampunk look they’re a great addition for your fall and winter wardrobe.

 

Definitely getting the steampunk vibe…but also, just think of all the cool button combinations you could use! Love ’em love ’em love ’em.

You can see Sokol here on Ravelry, or check out 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

MFPP: Ars Antiqua by Danielle Kassner

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We’ve got a second MFPP collection this month, this one crocheted by the amazing Danielle Kassner.

 

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

 

Danielle excels at combining many colors into elaborate crochet jacquard designs that resemble stained glass. Given that, we knew she’d be able to produce some beautiful designs based on Gothic cathedrals and architecture- and she absolutely did!

 

Camino de Santiago in Twist

Camino de Santiago in Twist

 

Compostela in Sock

Compostela in Sock

So beautiful! Click the pictures to see the individual patterns on Ravelry, or see the whole collection here. (And keep an eye out- there are rumors of a fifth piece to be added later!) 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

 

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