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Fashion show at Vogue Knitting Live, Minneapolis

Last Saturday, November 5th malabrigo took over the Vogue Knitting Live runway in Minneapolis. We had the opportunity to show you designs from some of our books, specially our most recent one, malabrigo Book 10 – Rios, and also designs by Steven Be and Scott Rohr. For anyone who couldn’t enjoy the fashion show live with us, we made a little video, showing some highlights.

We also presented garments from our upcoming malabrigo Book 11 – Aniversario. This book will be based on designs featuring our new colourway Aniversario, created to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

To read more about the patterns presented at the Fashion Show, please click on the following image, which is for the brochure we gave away at the door.

List of patterns and description

The fashion show was a success and we had a blast! We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into it, too 🙂

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

Malabrigo Quickies: Impetuous! by Theressa Silver

Today’s neck-hugging Quickie is looking mighty fine to me, on this frigid and snowy morning!

Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido

Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido

Theressa says:

Impetuous is the perfect project for when you want to knit something RIGHT NOW. Knit of Malabrigo’s super bulky Rasta, this neck warmer can be finished in just a day or two and uses only one or two skeins depending on size. The ruffles at top and bottom allow for a good fit at the chin and shoulders and give it an elegant and feminine look. The first set of ruffles is made with paired decreases and the second set is formed with paired increases. Two buttons hold the piece securely closed.

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I’m thinking that flared shape would fit wonderfully under a coat, and Rasta around the neck and chin sounds sooo fantastic. Last minute gift, anyone??

Check out Impetuous! 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: Malabrigo Halloween by Stacey Trock

My very favorite holiday is nigh- as far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts on October 1st, and what better way to kick off the festivities than this charming collection by Stacey Trock? If you get those hook’s a-flyin’ you’ve still got time to make yourself a costume!
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Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

 

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Stacey says:

I hope you enjoy this fun collection of Halloweeen-themed patterns in one of the yummiest yarns around… Malabrigo! This book contains a cowl, legwarmers, a shawl and hat: items that, in my opinion, are crucial for a successful autumn. Oh, yeah, and a monster pillow… just because I thought it was fun! I’m pretty sure you’ll love these patterns so much, that you’ll sneak them into your life all year long!

 

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

 

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

 

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural and Black detail)

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural eyes)

 
(The monster pillow! OMG! Can’t even handle it.) Click the photos to go to each pattern, or check out the whole collection 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

MFPP: Hooked on Malabrigo by Rohn Strong

Our second April MFPP is an awesome crochet collection from fashionisto and crochet extraordinaire Rohn Strong. The collection has two editions- “Petite” and “Plus Size”– to suit every body.

 

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“Linda” in Silky Merino, in Black, Narciso, and Party Pink

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“Rebecca” in Rasta, in Stitch Red, Violeta Africana and Porhino

 

Rohn says:

Hooked on Malabrigo! Is a wonderful collection of 7 patterns for the beginner crocheter! From a skirt to a jacket there is something for everyone. All plus sized patterns are sized from 2X-5X and petite patterns are sized from XS-XL! Perfect for beginners!!

 

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“Marly” (Petite version) in Rasta, Baya Electrica. (Plus size version here.)

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“Robyn” in Rasta, in Azules

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“Ellen” in Rasta in Violeta Africana

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“Mary Beth” (Plus size version) in Rasta, in Porhino and Abril. (Petite version here, in Stitch Red.)

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“Kristin” (Petite version) in Arroyo in Sandbank. (Plus size version here, in Indiecita.)

 

Whew! Look at all those gorgeous goodies! Lots of Rasta love happening here <3 You can click the pictures to go to the patterns on Ravelry or see the whole collection here: “Petite” and “Plus Size”. Or browse our past MFPPs 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

Malabrigo Quickie: Volterra by Rachel Erin

I know I said we’d already had the last Quickie of 2012, but we’ve had a small change of plans and decided to squeeze one more in! I’m pleased to present the Volterra cowl by Rachel Erin:

Volterra in Rasta, colorway Solis

Rachel says:

For this cowl, I created a stitch pattern that would fold and roll like the dramatic hills around the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra.

Working an odd number of rows in simple lace makes a fabric that moves in two directions, both with the diagonals of the decreases, and in pleats. The result is a strip that can be made into a mobius or classic tube, forming a cozy accessory.

Because of the odd number of rows in the Herringbone Lace, the knit side and purl side of the stitch pattern alternate as the strip is knitted, making a fabric that is fully reversible without a right or wrong side.

In fat & squooshy Rasta, you could actually whip one of these cozy little numbers up in no time! A rich color like Solis certainly would perk up a chilly gray day, that’s for sure.

You can see Volterra here on Ravelry, or browse all the Quickies here. See you in January!

Bonus shot: Here’s Volterra IN Volterra! (SO pretty.)

 

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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- Metallurgy by Meghan Jackson

Our newest Quickie is here! A lacy-wavy-fun little scarf (or cowl) in your choice of weights:

Inspired by wrought iron and other metalwork, Metallurgy is a cable and lace accessory that’s fun to knit and wear.

Scarf as shown was knit from a single skein of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo. Cowl as shown was knit from a single skein of Malabrigo Yarn Rasta.

 

 

You can check out Metallurgy on Ravelry, or browse all our Quickies patterns at the source page! Bonus: Metallurgy is 20% off for a limited time! So grab it quick 😉 

 

What are Malabrigo Quickies?

Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be 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

Color Feature: Eye

Photo by flickr user "crsan-christian holmer", used under creative commons license.

 

Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…

 

Top Row: Arroyo in Prussian Blue, Organic Cotton in Cielo, Worsted in Pearl, Twist in Zinc. Bottom Row: Arroyo in Glitter, Rios in Playa, Lace in Apricot, Rasta in Pearl Ten.

-Alex

MFPP January- Hot Child in the City

 

Please welcome the newest MFPP ebook: Hot Child in the City by Breean Elyse Miller! A cozy, Chicago-inspired collection, this ebook contains a luscious cowl, two lacy-but-warm scarves, and two hats in rich jewel tones – great for life in the Windy City (or anywhere else chilly-yet-sophisticated!) Definitely a collection of wearable, easy-to-knit pieces perfect for any wardrobe!

About the designer:

Breean Elyse Miller works as a Marketing Manager living in Chicago. In her free time, you can usually find her knitting, cooking, or reading about knitting and cooking.

 

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