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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.

Malabrigo and “Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet”

Happy to share with you a beautiful crochet project made with malabrigo Rios in Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.

You can find this crochet pattern in the last number of Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochetspring 2016.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Malabrigo in Interweave Knits Fall 2014

We are very pleased with the last number of Interweave Knits Fall 2014! The amazing cover with Ramona Gaynor´s design, knitted with malabrigo it´s a privilege for us.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

The pattern is Redfern Cardigan made with Malabrigo Yarn Rios, superwash merino, Glazed Carrot, this´s a special color, that reminds us of a majestic sunset on a warm fall afternoon.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Ramona says about her design: 
“The reversible herringbone pattern creates a versatile collar in the Redfern Cardigan. Wear it buttoned up, with the collar styled as a cowl-neck, or unbuttoned, with the collar folding down over the shoulders. Whichever way it’s worn, the stylish doubled buttons on the collar show.”

Malabrigo Yarn Rastita in Knitty, First Fall 2014

A new edition of Knitty is out! It contains a beautiful cropped cardi, called Double Take by Jenice Reid.Double take by Jenise Reid

In the words of the designer:

From the front, a cropped cardi. From the back, a hip length sweater with a neat overlapped yoke. Bet you have to look twice to figure it out!

Interestingly, this sweater does not use any short rows. All that crazy shaping comes from increases and decreases setting the sides on bias! Then, to fill in the low back, the front border is knit out and grafted in.

Double take by Jenise Reid

It’s designed for Malabrigo Rastita, showed in the colourway Dewberry. Instructions come for seven sizes, and you will need between 900 (3 skeins) and 1800 (6 skeins) yards of Rastita, depending on the size you make.

For more information, visit the pattern page on Knitty or Ravelry.

– Verónica

Interview with Jenny Raymond

Jenny Raymond, shown with friend & technical editor/designer Chris Church

Jenny Raymond, one of my roommates at TNNA, was so sweet to concede to an interview! She is the designer behind ZJonquil designs, a line of intricate and carefully planned patterns. Her trademark pieces are often covered in cables, textured stitches, or lace. Jenny has patterns for knitters and crocheters, and is a super-speedy knitter — in fact, during our trip, she blocked out a beautiful lace shawl on the floor of our hotel room! She has been designing since 2008 and works at her local yarn store teaching knitting classes when she’s not churning out lovely designs for us to work from! You might know her as zzwhitejd on Ravelry, or from her

What was your first Malabrigo experience?

It was at my local knitting and crochet group at Charlotte Purls, a LYS here. Some friends of mine, Doreen and Janet, were excited about this new yarn, and brought some to the group to let us touch. The instant my fingers hit that yarn, I knew I had to get some. The texture was just the beginning, too, after I saw the colors!

Bonny Hood, a pattern by Jenny Raymond in Twist or Worsted

What was your first design in Malabrigo Yarns?

I crocheted a granny square scarf, called Mabel. At the time, I didn’t know how to write patterns or take good photos, but I knew that other people would want to make one — I loved mine so much and wore it everywhere! Plus, the fabulous colors lent some pop to an older stitch, and the texture of Silky, the yarn I used, was just perfect for the crochet stitches. I can’t even find the scarf anymore to take pictures, sadly. But when I find it again I’ll be wearing it al the time!

Chimera, by Jenny Raymond

Why Malabrigo for so many of your designs?

I love the color variance, the diversity of yarns available in so many colors really allows designers to play around. Plus, the quality of the yarn is unbeatable, as is the price range. The yardage for dollar value is perfect for anyone who buys a lot of their own yarn.

What is your personal favorite project out of our yarns?

I made a pair of Ariadnes out of one of the test yarns, Dos. The colorway is the perfect balance between brown, pink, and red — it’s supposed to be a test for Cognac. They are so soft and just go with everything, I end up wearing them all the time. I would love to make another pair in a different colorway, but until Dos is released, that doesn’t seem possible.

Ariadne, a pattern by Jenny for Silky or Dos

What is your favorite colorway?

It changes so often! Verdes Azules seems to be my continual favorite no matter what, though!  I have a test yarn sample on Worsted in ‘Dry Blue’ that I adore as well. I was lucky to find three skeins of it! (note: Dry Blue was a test colorway that is not available — it is very similar to Marine)

Amabel, a pattern by Jenny Raymond for Rasta

It was such a pleasure to interview Jenny and get to meet her at TNNA! She is delightful to talk and work with and has an insatiable addiction to Jeni’s ice cream, if you should like to bribe her in the future!

— Hannah

Koolhaas Hat at Koolhaas Library

At Seattle we stop by the amazing Public Library

More information about the pattern here

One Skein – Rasta

What can you make with one skein of our newest yarn, Rasta? Plenty! A Ravelry pattern search revealed some awesome results for the super-bulky, 90-yard skeins of color deliciousness. I picked one of my favorites for this reoccurring blog feature. So grab your biggest needles, your skein of Rasta, and get knitting! Who knows…. maybe you’ll even finish something in a single afternoon.

Marian by Jane Richmond

Marian, by Jane Richmond, is a quickie cowl with a lot of style. Since it’s all in seed stitch, you can knit it with any colorway without worrying about pooling or striping. Try it in one of the more vibrant multis, like Arco Iris or Indecita, for something truly original and fun. It requires US size 19 needles, which can be hard to come by, but will be useful in future when you decide you really, really need that Rasta afghan. Click on the picture to go to the Ravelry pattern page!

Chau, Hannah


Hunting Wabbits with the Malabrigo Junkies

Hola, it´s Hannah here! I will be updating the blog during my stay so there will be lots of new information and insider photos for you for the next two months!

I also wanted to highlight a few patterns, especially the newest winner of the Malabrigo Junkies´annual Malabrigo March contest — Wabbit Season by Alexandra Tinsley.  This earflap hat is knit out of our new yarn, Twist, and features pom poms and an opportunity to choose cute buttons!

Photo credit to designer -- click for pattern!

Photo credit to designer — click for pattern!

If I were going to knit this hat for this winter I would knit it in Teal Feather or Applewood. You can find great buttons on Etsy — for my imaginary Applewood hat I like these from seller Pinky Noodles.