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MFPP October — Harvest

If it wasn’t enough to you to have one MFPP release recently, how about two? Nichole Reese has been busy working away at the Harvest e-book pattern collection for this month’s MFPP, and you’re sure to adore it as much as we do! Harvest is full of quick knits, interesting construction, and uses for all your favorite yarns. You’ll find something in here for Rasta, Rios, Worsted, Silky and Sock! With credits from Knitty, Classic Elite, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, and various other published works, we are very pleased to have Nichole in our MFPP calendar.

— Hannah

Other malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

Interview from BIG APPLE KNITTERS GUILD

We’ve been interviewed! Marcela Zappi visited the mill and interviewed Antonio.
“Nestled away in a warehouse 20 minutes outside downtown Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay,
I had the pleasure of visiting, this past April, the Malabrigo yarn manufacturing plant. The
creative design force is Mr. Antonio Gonzalez-Arnao. During my visit Antonio was very
gracious, granting me a couple of hours out of his busy schedule to chat and show me the plant
The plant is rather large. My tour began with a visit to the storeroom where bales of spun wool
yarn are kept on arrival from the spinning mills. There I had the opportunity of feeling the
natural, soft strands of Merino. Eventually, this will form several types of Malabrigo yarns…..”

To read all the review from Marcela Zappi go here!

“Welcoming Home Baby” with Malabrigo

Author Tricia Drake, who has published patterns in such magazines as Spool and Living Crafts, has released a book of baby knits, many of which are made from our Gruesa and Worsted yarns! We are honored to be featured in at least four patterns out of the twenty in Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way, and many of the other patterns are well-suited for our other yarns, like Chunky, Rasta, Aquarella and Rios!

One reason this book is so exceptional is the versatility of the patterns – many of the newborn cocoons double as hats, and the blankets and hooded capes (used to swaddle and warm newborns) can double as snuggly friends and costumes well into toddlerhood. These knits are so quick and tiny that even the most novice of knitters will be able to grasp and work through the concepts and designs quickly, resulting in a plethora of fun, funky, baby knits for the new mom, eager friend or family member looking to make something really special and unique.

Do you have a book that features Malabrigo? Send a press kit (including photos and description) to submissions@malabrigoyarn.com — we would be pleased to talk about the patterns in our yarns on our blog!

— Hannah

Howling Winds Cowl – New Pattern!

Howling Winds Cowl, by Hannah Thiessen

Howling Winds Cowl, by Hannah Thiessen

The Howling Winds Cowl has finally been released! Start looking for it at your local yarn stores next month, as copies can be obtained through their rep and are free with a purchase of a skein of Rasta. The pattern is made in exactly one skein of Rasta in Solis, but would look good in any of Rasta’s colorways. It knits up quickly and is a great gift for yourself, or anyone who lives in colder climates!

If you have already purchased a skein of Rasta, but still want to knit the cowl, the pattern is available!