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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

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

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: 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

 

MFPP: The Vagabond’s Closet by Holly Priestley

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August’s collection by Holly Priestley is somehow romantic and whimsical yet down to earth at the same time. The combinations of colors and textures are unexpected, but somehow perfect!

 

Transient Tunic in Rios, in Pearl Ten

Transient Tunic in Rios, in Pearl Ten

Wayfaring Vest in Twist, in Natural, Manzanilla Olive, Azul Profundo, Sunset, and Burgundy

Wayfaring Vest in Twist, in Natural, Manzanilla Olive, Azul Profundo, Sunset, and Burgundy

 

Adapted from Holly’s blog:

The Vagabond’s Closet is a 5 piece collection that features knit articles and accessories that, whether worn together or separately, are sure to complement your nomadic lifestyle. Showing off a variety of Malabrigo’s absolutely gorgeous yarns, the assortment ranges in yarn weights, colors used, techniques explored and difficulty levels. Among the items you’ll find the Wayfaring Vest, a circle vest that starts from the center of the back and is worked out with a stranded colorwork star motif and a combination of simple colorwork and textural interest. The Transient Tunic is modifiable in length and the fabric has a generous amount of give so any of the 4 sizes should fit most adult women! The geometric detail in the waistband is where it’s all started, with stitches picked up for the top and skirt later. The Tattered So Chic Mitts feature a simple shape and texture with visually interesting dropped stitch details – each mitt has a different make-up so even though it seems like you’re knitting plain stockinette the end results are stunning! The length allows the mitts to run all the way from your knuckles to your upper arms, but they look just as chic slouched down below your elbows. With chunky yarn, the Nomadic Nights Slouch is a super quick knit. The colorwork and textural interest make it fun to work on and the interesting construction and shape make it totally unique! And finally, the Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt is a one-size fits most, wrap-style skirt, this one is elevated with the gorgeous color combinations found only in Malabrigo’s yarns. Make it longer by knitting the panels longer, adding more panels or colors; wear it over jeans, leggings or bare legs – it’s perfect for all seasons!

 

Nomadic Nights Slouch in Chunky, in Rhodesian, Pearl Ten, and Lettuce

Nomadic Nights Slouch in Chunky, in Rhodesian, Pearl Ten, and Lettuce

Tattered So Chic Mitts in Sock, Natural

Tattered So Chic Mitts in Sock, Natural

Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt in Arroyo, in Archangel, VAA, Glitter, and Natural

Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt in Arroyo, in Archangel, VAA, Glitter, and Natural

 

What a stunning collection, Holly! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or peruse the whole collection here. 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

 

MFPP: Married to the Sea by Leah Coccari-Swift

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Ahh, the sea! This month’s MFPP takes you underwater with Ruby Submarine aka Leah Coccari-Swift (pun totally intended.) Let’s dive in, shall we?*

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

 

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

 

Leah says:

This collection is inspired by the sea, and those who seek the horizon. Good layering pieces for fickle beach weather in a variety of colors, textures and fabric types. From the diaphanous and floaty Octo Shawl in Malabrigo Lace (inspired by the translucent mantle of a vampire squid) to the bold and chunky openwork Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, it was truly fun creating these 5 patterns. This includes my first sweater and pillowcover patterns along with a few accessories, and will be the final release before my husband and I move away from Los Angeles (and my watery muse) to Chicago. This collection feels like a fitting end to 6 ocean-adjacent years!

 

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

 

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

 

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

 

Gorgeous!! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. Or, 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

* yes that one was intended  too.

MFPP: A Knit Confectionery by Sarah Burghardt

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This month’s MFPP is as sweet as they come- a sugar-spun candy-venture of woolly goodness in the perfect colors for June!

 

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

 

Sarah says:

For the June Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, I’ve designed a set of five candy-inspired patterns, from shawls to hats to leg-warmers. There’s even a tutorial and pattern for editing a loose t-shirt into a fashionable summer piece–with knitting!  Saltwater Taffeta is a shawlette with staggered lace panels and short-rows to give it shape. Yep. Shortrows in the lace pattern. And a sideways cast-on. (You’re welcome, nerds.) Jolie Rancher had quite a few incarnations before it reached its current lacy status. Gradually-increasing lace design was new territory for me, and I’m quite happy with what I learned in the process. I designed the Cottontail Candy Warmers with Angora, heaving a huge sigh of relief when two skeins were enough to go from my knee to my ankle. The yarn was so luscious to work with, and once I’d made them it was hard to go anywhere without them! The hat of the book, Bon-Bonnet, is something I had made for some twin four-year-old girls, thought it was adorable, and decided to make it bigger for adults. It’s such a fun hat, with its slight bonnet-like shape,stripes, pom-poms, thick seed-stitch band–you will feel like a kid whenever you wear it! And last, but definitely not least, is my Jelly Bean Tee. This is an idea I’ve had floating in my head for about a year, and for about a year I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage tee to edit. As June drew closer, I ultimately settled on a men’s tee from Old Navy (no street cred, I know) which ended up being a perfect match.

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

 

Beautiful work, Sarah! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. 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 in Knitscene, Accesories 2013

Knitscene, Accesories 2013 is out, filled with designs featuring spectacular colorwork. Among them is the So Faux Cowl  by Amy Keefer, a women’s knitted leopard-print cowl, knit in the round in stranded colorwork.

 

Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Harper Point Photography

It calls for 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito. In the sample the colours used are Natural (#63) and Pearl Ten (#69).

 

MFPP: Pollination Collection by Star Athena

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Our newest MFPP is a Springalicious collection of goodies by Star Athena! I’ll let Star tell you a bit about each one…

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Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Pink Frost (Also the Honey Orchard shawl in Silky Merino, Cape Cod Gray, and the Plum Creek Mitts in Worsted, Pearl Ten, and Lace, Dusty.)

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Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Pearl

Before the development of the railroad, people relied on covered wagons like the Conestoga to travel the Appalachian Valley. The Conestoga Bonnet revives old time carriage dress into the modern era.

 

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Honey Orchard in Silky Merino, Sand (and a snippet of Conestoga Bonnet in Chunky, Geranio.)

Honey Orchard is a made-up place with dancing lambs and bees with no stingers. The sunlight tastes sweet and always comes paired with a gentle breeze. This asymmetrical shawl pattern is inspired by a dreamy little fictitious place like Honey Orchard.

 

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Plum Creek Mitts. From left to right: Worsted in Sealing Wax and Lace in Pink Frost; Worsted in Pearl Ten and Lace in Simply Taupe; Worsted in Pearl Ten and Lace in Dusty.

On the banks of Plum Creek, “She heard pa shouting,’Jiminy crickets! It’s raining fish- hooks and hammer handles!’” (Laura Ingalls Wilder) Plum Creek is a place where country gals ride horses and picnic in the grass. It is the inspiration for a set of armwarmers that integrate delicate lace onto a sturdy structure. These mitts are a little feminine and a little bit practical too, right at home in Plum Creek.

 

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Tree Rings in Sock, Alcaucil and Natural.

Every tree has a secret inner life. You can guess the age by the height but the real data is locked within the core — growth rings. Tree Ring Socks show your knitting growth on the outside. This project is an easy way to use two colors in your knitting without having to carry more than one strand at a time.

 

What a delightfully charming collection, thanks Star!! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. 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