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Malabrigo & Interweave Crochet Fall 2016

Interweave Crochet Fall 2016 Cover                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography

Interweave Crochet Fall Edition 2016 features a project knitted using Malabrigo Arroyo in the Reflecting Pool colorway.

According to the magazine, this issue “celebrates crochet cables, with big cables and little cables, rich crossed post-stitch cables and light traveling cables, in projects ranging from an entry-level cowl to an ambitious cardigan and pullover. For those who haven’t crocheted cables before, we include tutorials to get you started. Noncable projects include garments and accessories with rich textures and colors. All of these projects introduce innovative techniques that will engage your hook and enhance your autumn wardrobe. Also included is Dora Ohrenstein’s third installment on crochet history. Altogether, there are 18 splendid projects to keep your hook busy through the fall”.

The design is called “Tetrad Cable Capelet” by Dora Ohrenstein and we will let the pictures speak for themselves, showcasing this lovely design.

Tetrad Cable Capelet Collar                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Back View                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Crochet Pattern                                                     © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography
Tetrad Cable Capelet Detail                                                    © Interweave Crochet / Harper Point Photography

You can read more about Interweave Crochet Magazine here.

Or you can find the pattern in Raverly here.

Malabrigo & “New Heights in Lace Knitting”


New Heights in Lace Knitting Cover

© Interweave

Last June edition features an Andrea Jurgrau project knitted in Malabrigo Nube spun into a lace Yarn.

The pattern represents the South American mountain Aconcagua in a book that focus in the mountains of the world.

“Aconcagua, in the Andes mountains of Argentina, is the highest mountain on the south American continent, at 22,837 feet (6,961 m). The first recorded ascent was in 1897 by a British expedition. It continues to be a popular climbing destination, and the youngest person documented to have reached the summit of Aconcagua was a nine-year-old, in 2013. The oldest documented climber was an eighty-seven-year-old, in 2007.

This project gives directions for a handspun version and one knit with a commercially available yarn in the identical fiber. The handspun version omits the beads, which are used liberally in the commercially available yarn version! There are two different bind-off options. The “EyeBrow” bind-off takes longer and uses more yarn, but it is well worth the effort. The handspun version shows the Gathered Crochet bind-off and the other shows the “eyeBrow.”

We are happy to share with you the “Indiecita Shawl” images. (It shares name with the Nube color used for the pattern)

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (1)

© Interweave

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (2)

© Interweave

Recommended Yarn: Roving Malabrigo Nube in Indiecita Colorway.

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (4)

© BadCatDesigns

Indiecita Shawl - Malabrigo Yarn (3)

© BadCatDesigns

You can find more information about the pattern and the book, here.

Or find the pattern here.

Glowing Sheep!

There has been quite a bit of talk about the genetically modified lambs born in Uruguay,  and by now you have probably heard or read about them, too!

Uruguayan Glowing Sheep: clic on image to read about it

It’s a genetic experiment developed by IraUY. There are already examples in the world of animals that having been genetically manipulated to produce proteins like insulin in their milk. The major goal of IraUy in doing this experiment is to perfect the technique of genetic manipulation in order to document and share their conclusions so other scientists can use what they have learned. They incorporated a gene taken from the Aequorea Victoria jellyfish, which is fluorescent and therefore easy to detect the sheeps tissue. As a result, these 9 lambs show their fluorescent colour when exposed to a certain UV light.

When we saw this news, and read on twitter some users making jokes that we should spin their yarn, we just had to create our very own glowing colourway, inspired in these 9 lambs!


Fluo in Worsted

Fluo in Malabrigo Yarn Worsted

It’s really flourescent in person- it’s quite difficult to capture that in a photo!
I, personally, must confess I had a lot of fun imagining what would happen if one of these lambs got away from where they are and started running across the fields, and someone ran into it at night and saw it glow. Oh, the stories that would create!

This colorway will be presented at TNNA, so it will be available some time after that.

– Vero

 More information about it


The Washington Times

Gamma Squad