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MFPP: North by Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr

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Celebrate winter with this darling collection from designers Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr- it is pretty much guaranteed to charm your socks right off.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

(Dress) Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

 

Vivian says:

I wanted to make pretty little practical things that were simple yet also strongly reminiscent of the Nordic knitting tradition. Children’s clothes, especially, seem like a natural fit for the motifs and colors found throughout the North, so I set out to make things I would want to dress my own children in. I also tried to think of another knitter who perhaps just needed that extra gentle nudge to get into publishing, and Sorren is one of the most brilliant and imaginative knitters I know, I am so glad I could twist her arm to join me!

 

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in ???? and Natural

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in Ravelry Red and Natural

 

And Sorren added:

I felt so honored when Vivian asked me to be apart of this project. When I found out the theme would be Nordic-inspired pixieish colorwork, my mind went right to my own Scandinavian heritage, dreams of Swedish winters, and celebrating St. Lucia day with my family every year. We don’t get a lot of snow in Portland, but that won’t stop me from dreaming of snow. My son who turned 2 this year inspires me every day, and I wanted to create pieces that were classic and would suit both our little men, and our little women.

 

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

 

So. Stunning. You can see the full collection (and all the variously sized and colored samples) on Ravelry here! You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page.

 

That’s it for this year’s releases- We’ll see you on the other side of the holidays (may they be wonderful for all of you!)

 

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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: 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

MFPP: Married to the Sea by Leah Coccari-Swift

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Ahh, the sea! This month’s MFPP takes you underwater with Ruby Submarine aka Leah Coccari-Swift (pun totally intended.) Let’s dive in, shall we?*

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Indiecita, Aguas, and Azules

 

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

Dolman Tunic Pullover in Rios, colorways Natural and Paris Night

 

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

OctoShawl in Lace, colorways Cinnabar, Glazed Carrot, and Tiger Lily

 

Leah says:

This collection is inspired by the sea, and those who seek the horizon. Good layering pieces for fickle beach weather in a variety of colors, textures and fabric types. From the diaphanous and floaty Octo Shawl in Malabrigo Lace (inspired by the translucent mantle of a vampire squid) to the bold and chunky openwork Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, it was truly fun creating these 5 patterns. This includes my first sweater and pillowcover patterns along with a few accessories, and will be the final release before my husband and I move away from Los Angeles (and my watery muse) to Chicago. This collection feels like a fitting end to 6 ocean-adjacent years!

 

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

Urchin Shell Hat in Chunky, in Polvoriento and Pearl

 

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

Arms Pillow in Worsted, colorways Tuareg, Red Mahogany, and Pagoda

 

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

Tidal Cowl in Gruesa, Indigo

 

Gorgeous!! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. Or, 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

* yes that one was intended  too.

Malabrigo Quickie: Avebury by Kate Schuyten

Today we’ve got a scrumptious and squishy brioche cap to make wonderful use of your variegated stash! (Solids too 😉 )

 

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Kate says:

Avebury is a Brioche hat knit in the round. This hat looks great in either a solid color or two colors. The Syncopated Brioche stitch pattern used in this hat is completely reversible, making the hat reversible as well! The two color version is worked such that each round is worked with alternating colors – the other color yarn is not carried in the round making the colorwork a breeze.

Pattern is 4 pages & includes a brioche stitch guide with a more detailed explanation of brioche stitches than those listed in the abbreviations list.

This pattern is simple enough that first time Brioche knitters should be able to knit it; my only suggestion is to try the one color version first and then attempt the two color version.

Avebury will be available for $5.50, but with coupon code ”Copernicus” you can get $2 off! Coupon code good until the end of the month.

 

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Good deal on a great hat 😉 You can check out Avebury on Ravelry, or have a look through 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: Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

This months MFPP is called Mad Women by Sarah Wilson, (TheSexyKnitter in ravelry). She took inspiration from the 1960’s and ended up with a collection perfect for the Mad Men women. I personally love that series!

 

Megan's Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

Megan’s Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

In Sarah’s own words:

My inspiration for this collection was the 1960’s. I knew I wanted to do a mod mini, a groovy sweater and some kind of outrageous headpiece. When I finished the collection, it struck me that I had unwittingly captured 3 of Mad Men’s leading ladies in knitwear, so I named the pieces after them. The cable shift just screams Joan to me. All it needs is a vintage pen necklace, and Christina Hendricks could walk right onto set in Miss Holloway! The sweater was my interpretation of a piece that Megan Draper wears in Season 5, updated just a bit for today’s ladies. The bow, well…the bow is just for fun, but it’s definitely something I could see being worn to a fancy husband’s-work-event by Betty or any of the other girls on the show.

All in all, I had a great time putting this collection together and I hope that it inspires a few people to add a little 1960’s glamour into their wardrobes!

The collection consists of three designs: a sweater, a dress and a really fun accesory for your hair. Each of the designs have two options : The bow comes in 2 sizes, Megan’s Sweater can be lengthened into a mini, and Miss Holloway contains instructions for how to modify into a tee.

Miss Holloway by Sarah Wilson

Miss Holloway in Sock, in Ochre

 

Betty's Bow by Sarah Wilson

Betty’s Bow in Worsted, in Fucsia

 

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!

– Verónica

Malabrigo Quickie: Ginger Cloche by Annika Barranti!

February 19th’s Quickie was this glam little number by Annika Barranti!

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Annika says:

Knitted from the top of the crown down, Ginger is a 1920s-inspired cloche with an asymmetrical brim, knitted with worsted weight yarn at a tighter-than-recommended gauge for a firm fabric that will keep its shape without the extra step of felting. Choose a contrast brim color for an extra pop of color!

 

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You can get your flapper on by checking out the Ginger Cloche on Ravelry here, or browse through our past Quickies!

 

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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

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)

MFPP: The Harrow Collection by Andrea Rangel

This cozy collection by Andrea Rangel just makes me want to snuggle up and watch the seasons change outside my window. If you start knitting now, you might be ready just in time for the first snowfall!

 

 

Andrea says:

When Malabrigo invited me to participate in this year’s Freelance Pattern Project as their October contributor, I was excited at the chance to stretch my imagination a bit. The Harrow Collection was designed with Victorian- era style in mind, so it’s got a touch of the costume feeling about it. It’s what I might knit and wear in a drafty old house while reading Whuthering Heights in front of a sputtering fire.

Whittingham is a luscious square wrap with a delicate lace edging that can be worn as a shawl or used as a lap blanket or throw. The Zarzamora slippers look intricate, but as they’re worked in a washable worsted weight wool, they knit up quickly and provide a cozy, cushioned step. I named Issa’s Bloomers after my sister who loves frilly things like silk ribbons, lace, and old-fashioned underwear. Wear them under a skirt for warmth or keep them for fancy lounging.

I hope you have as much fun knitting this collection as I had designing it.

(Happy Halloween!)

 

(I can’t tell you how excited I am by the prospect of knitted bloomers!)

 

 

Click the photos to see 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

MFPP: Autumn Nostalgia by Stephannie Tallent

Cover image is Applejack Cowl, in Worsted (Applewood)

 

Mmm, fall is just about here at last (well, in the Northern Hemisphere anyway.) To many, autumn is a time to pick up your needles again after a hot sticky summer and start cranking out woolies for the cold days ahead. Why not get a jump start with this cozy autumn-inspired collection?

I’m thrilled to be part of the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. When I found out that my month was September, and the theme Autumn & Back to School, I was even happier.

Autumn is my favorite season. I especially love it in parts of the world where you really get to indulge in that change of seasons — with red and gold leaves, bright blue skies, that crispness of the air and the softer edge of light. (My four years at West Point, in the Hudson River Valley, firmly cemented that!)

This collection, using a range of yarns, includes a variety of techniques: stranding (the Tailgate Mitts), reversible texture stitches (Farewell Summer Cardi & Hat), and lacy cables (Applejack Cowl). I hope you enjoy these patterns, inspired by the nostalgia of autumn.

Farewell Summer in Rios (Piedras)

Farewell Summer hat, also in Piedras Rios

 

Tailegate Mitts in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Cordovan

 

Ooh, they just make me want to bundle up and drink hot cider and eat donuts! (I am told that’s a uniquely midwestern/northeastern autumn tradition, but I highly recommend it.) Click the photos to see 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