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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

 

Malabrigo Quickie: Eveleigh Cable Cowl by Brenda Castiel

I tell ya, I can never get enough of the “grellow” trend (gray + yellow) and this cowl delivers, with chic reversible cables to boot!

 

Eveleigh Cable Cowl in Malabrigo and Rios, colorways Pearl Ten and Rios

Eveleigh Cable Cowl in Malabrigo and Rios, colorways Pearl Ten and Rios

 

Brenda says:

This is like a classic cabled cowl, but turned on an angle. Knitted on the diagonal, the cables run diagonally around the cowl. The cowl will be knitted flat then sewn together to form a loop. Make it smaller to sit on the shoulders, using just one skein of the MC, or longer to wrap around the neck twice. Knit in squishy warm garter stitch in yummy Malabrigo Rios yarn, this piece features cables that use Lily Chin’s reversible cables technique, so the cowl looks the same on both sides. An i-cord edge in a contrasting color really makes it pop. Choose unexpected color combos for extra pizzazz!

 

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Beeea-u-ti-ful! You can check out Eveleigh Cable Cowl on Ravelry, 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

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: Sleeping Beauty Knits by Jenise Reid

 

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I’m very pleased to introduce our newest MFPP, a whimsically beautiful collection by Jenise Reid inspired by Sleeping Beauty!

"Handspun Sweater" in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

“Handspun Sweater” in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

"Crown Tee" in Lace, in Polar Morn

“Crown Tee” in Lace, in Polar Morn

"Sleepy Hoodie" in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

“Sleepy Hoodie” in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

"Sleepy Hoodie", back view

“Sleepy Hoodie”, back view

Jenise says:

Sleeping Beauty is a quick trip through an old tale. Knit the castle walls, or a gift for the baby princess, then at the end is the crown tee to celebrate the princess bride! Despite having such romantic inspiration, I have tried to keep everything modern and wearable. What is the sense of knitting something you won’t be able to use every day?

 

"Fairy Toque" in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

“Fairy Toque” in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

"Bramble Stole" in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

“Bramble Stole” in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

 

"Stone Wall Throw" in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

“Stone Wall Throw” in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

Such a beautiful interpretation of the classic fairytale, don’t you think? Fantastic work Jenise! 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

 

Knitter’s Magazine K109, Winter 2012

Knitter’s Magazine K109, Winter 2012 is out and includes a very original skirt made by using Malabrigo Yarn Rios and Arroyo held double, creating and colourful tweet fabric. The pattern is called Shaggy squares skirt and is designed by Beth Whitesid.

Shaggy squares skirt

Shaggy squares skirt

 

Paired with the jacket of the same name and techniques from Knitter’s Magazine K108 last issue, you can create a suit that rivals any designer ensemble

For this sample the designer used Rios in  Pearl Ten (#69) and Arroyo in Arcoiris (#866)