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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

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: Temblor by Annie Watts!

We’ve fudged Quickie timing a bit in order to squeeze in two new patterns before the end of the year 😉  This week, we’ve got some super snazzy mittens from master mitterknitter Annie Watts!

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black

 

Annie says:

Temblor Mittens feature staggered stripes meant to mimic the tectonic shifts of an earthquake, or “temblor”. Worked up in two colors of DK weight, these mittens leave room for playing with fun, interesting color pairings while the simple stitch pattern makes for an easy straightforward knit.

Done fully in garter stitch, the cuffs are worked in a smaller gauge for a snug fit. Looser gauge in the body makes for a nice flexible fabric.

 

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These are so fun! I bet the garter stitch keeps ’em nice and warm too. You can find Temblor 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Rock Opera Gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli

This week we have some fascinating(ly adorable) fingerless gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli!

 

Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter

Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter

 

Rebecca’s editor, Kristen TenDyke, describes the mitts:

Not only are Rebecca’s Rock Opera Gloves knit on a bias, they have a great detail—which Rebecca calls “seam stitches”. These stitches are a pair of stitches, one knit, and the other slipped on one row, then they switch being knit and slipped on the following row. When worked at the edge of the gloves, this technique creates a sort of I-Cord edging, and when worked in the center of the gloves, it creates a slipped-stitch welt that runs vertically. Throughout the pattern Rebecca uses some really ingenious ways of shaping—things I’ve never seen before— that work perfectly for what she wants to achieve. Some of my favorites are her I-Cord and Seam-stitch Bind-off techniques— really clever ways of maintaining the seam stitches along the edge while binding off stitches! While tech editing parts of her pattern, I had to pick up the needles to swatch to be sure I was understanding it correctly. Just those little bits of swatching really made me want to get the right size yarn and needles, and cast on a pair of gloves for myself!

 

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Very cool- it’s always exciting to come across inventive new techniques! You can check out the Rock Opera Gloves here on Ravelry, or see all our past Quickies here.

ALSO! Rebecca is offering 50% off this pattern until the end of August with the Ravelry coupon code “malabrigo”! That is a crazy-good deal! And there is a KAL going on 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