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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: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska

There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!
Daily Inspirations

We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us  reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.

It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.

feel-hugged Be open minded Be Confident Make it yours

Be confident, a double twisted cowl

In the words of the designer:

Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?

Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.

The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!

To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan

In the words of the designer:

Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.

It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.

Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.

This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl

In the words of the designer:

Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.

Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.

To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover

In the words of the designer:

“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.

This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!

This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need  5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.

Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website

You can also browse all 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!

MFPP: One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches

There is a new MFPP out, called One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches by Barbara Benson.

One Stitch, Two Stitch

Barbara Benson explains the brilliant concept behind this collection:

What can you do with two stitches? That is the question that prompted this exploration into simple knitting. First peruse the fourteen different stitch patterns in the stitch dictionary. Then select which one of the four easy and fun accessories you would like to make first. Decide which of the stitches you would like to use in the pattern and you are on your way.

This collection contains four patterns, but you can really create 14 different versions of each! How about that? It’s time to get creative!

The first pattern in the collection is called Ring the Gack, and it’s a lovely cowlette using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Ivy.

Ring the Gack

Ring the Gack by Barbara Benson

Next comes On Mulberry Street,  using our lovely 100% Mulberry silk base Mora, in the colourway Sabiduría

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

If you’re more into hats, you can knit No Pat No, using Malabrigo Yarn Twist. The sample is knit using the colourway Sunset.

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

And if you’d rather knit a scarf in thicker yarn, there is also an option for you: Sala-ma-Sond is a scarf knit using Malabrigo Yarn Mecha, in the colour Teal Feather for the sample.

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

You can also buy each pattern individually, with the detailed instructions as shown for each, not the 14 different stitch patterns.

Barbara made a video, introducing this collection herself, which we are very excited to share and we hope you like it, too.

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link

Link to Barbara Bensons website: http://tumpedduck.com/

You can also browse all 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!

 

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 Crochet, spring 2016.

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

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

Malabrigo Quickie: Arsalis Duo by Sarah Jordan

Today’s Quickie is a cheery hat & cowl set by Sarah Jordan!

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Sarah says:

The stranded colorwork pattern in this cowl is based on a doodle I used to do in the margins of my class notes when I was in high school. It was enough of a repeating theme for me that I had to see how it would translate to yarn — and I’m happy to say that it translated very well!

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Hehe, what a fun inspiration. I love ’em! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking on the photos, or see the Arsalis Duo ebook here. You can also browse all 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: Attack from Outer Space by Annie Watts

What a super fun collection we have for you today, from the talented Annie Watts!

Attack From Outer Space B v1 smaller

 

Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Annie says:

Attack from Outer Space! The ebook has all your space necessities: rayguns, rockets, space helmets, and alien robots! This four pattern set is an homage to the sci-fi movies of the 50s and 60s. Drawing from classics spanning from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Barbarella, there’s a little something for every sci-fi fan here.

Rayguns are comfortable three-fingered gloves with the image of the rayguns on both sides. Metal Man Mittens have a unique construction with the gusset and thumb worked last. The Ignition legwarmers are worked bottom up with slight shaping and a generous top cuff. Noble Hero is a snug but comfortable balaclava with a fun cushy collar.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

I can’t resist good kitsch! And how about that rubber wig? Hehe. You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. 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

MFPP: Almonds and Stripes by Atelier Alfa

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Anne of Atelier Alfa has put together a fascinating collection of garments for us this month, all based around a particular “almond” motif. Let’s have a closer look…

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter.

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter. 

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Very cool! You can see the whole collection here, or click the individual photos to go directly to the pattern page. Anne used lots of testers, so be sure to check out the projects for some great eye candy!
You can also browse all of our 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

Quickie: Block Mittens by Jenise Reid

Today’s Quickie from Jenise Reid is just right for the never-ending winter I seem to be stuck in up here in Michigan (I’m very jealous of the Uruguay crew down in their 77-degree early-fall weather!) Unique construction makes these more than your average mitts!

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Jenise says:

Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look.

The instructions are written out line by line with all the numbers, or you can use the loose instructions to knit up your own pair using a different gauge altogether. Because of the unique order of construction, Block can be custom fitted as-you-go. Yep – no need to calculate all the picky numbers and do endless math before you even cast on. Feel free to “cheat” by casting on and knitting the first rows. Take your gauge from what you have, plug the numbers (ie, stitches to an inch, rows to an inch) into the provided equation to double check that it will square out, and keep going. That’s all the math you need!
Lots of schematics to show how it works – otherwise this might be tricky the first time you try!

Use either a solid yarn, a self striping/hand dyed, or try two colors for the “block stripe”. The mittens used one skein of either Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted (along with scraps of the second color of worsted)

 

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

 

Very cool! You can check out the Block Mittens on Ravelry here, or peruse  all 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

Quickies: Spoke by Tanja Fleischer

Today’s Quickie is a snazzy hat with all sorts of ways to customize: here’s Spoke by Tanja Fleischer!

Spoke in Rios in Lavanda

Spoke in Rios in Lavanda

Tanja says:

I’ve wanted to design a hat for ages, but inspiration never quite struck. But as I walked home from my LYS, my mind still on the new skein of Rios in Lavanda in my bag, I passed dozens of bikes waiting for their owners while my own bike quietly rattled beside me. As I mounted my bike the wheels in my head started turning too, and a design was born!
Spoke is a modern swirly hat that takes only one skein of Malabrigo Rios and is knitted up in no time. It can be knitted in various styles, sizes and fabric options, as well as choosing the direction of the swirl, making for a total of 16 possible hats in just one pattern. A double-sided brim keeps your ears warm even as you cruise around town. A semi-solid or solid colorway works best for this hat – but the bold rib pops nicely enough if you, like me, just love to use the gorgeous variegated colors of Malabrigo.

Spoke in Rios in Coco

Spoke in Rios in Coco

You can find Spoke on Ravelry here– Tanja’s offering this lovely pattern at 50% off until February 10th with the code “Quickie”!

You can also see all 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: Miramar by Sarah Roncetti

It’s 2014 and Quickies is back! Not a moment too soon for those of us trapped in this polar vortex nonsense (perfect time to stay inside and knit, no?) We’re kicking the year off with a pretty little cowl from Sarah Roncetti. Meet Miramar:

Miramar in Rios, Purpuras

Miramar in Rios, Purpuras

Sarah says:

Miramar is a quick to knit cowl, perfect for 1-2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted or Rios. Knit at the same gauge, the Rios will give a lovely drapey cowl, while the Worsted will result in a firmer, warmer cowl. The bias lace is a simple 2 row repeat, and knit in the round, this cowl is seamless and simple! The pattern includes hints to help you knit until you run out of yarn to maximise your yardage, and customize the length.

I’m also offering a discount for the first 48 hours (until 10pm January 9, NZT) (see Ravelry for details).

Miramar in Merino Worsted, in Marine

Miramar in Merino Worsted, in Marine

 

Lovely! I’ll take seven, please. All at once. That sounds mighty good right now, hehe. You can find Miramar on Ravelry here, or see all 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