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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 Quickie: Ardence by Amanda Collins

Our Quickie today is this pair of lace beauties from Amanda Collins!

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Amanda says:

Flowing from gentle lace waves to a pattern reminiscent of burning flame, Ardence is a visually appealing yet simple scarf pattern, with matching hat. The hat is knitted bottom up, first with 4mm needles for ribbing, moving onto 4.5mm needles for the body of the hat. Decreases are in pattern to minimise disruption of the flame stitch. The Ardence scarf is a quick and satisfying lace project. Knit flat, Ardence begins in one type of lace stitch, merging into the second approximately 2/3 through. Edges are knit garter to preserve accessory shape.

Close up of lace detail

Close up of lace detail

What a beautiful set! A lacy pattern in Arroyo is the perfect thing to knit during the summer, but will still be cozy for fall. You can find Ardence on Ravelry, or 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

Malabrigo Quickie: Oscillation Scarf by Triona Murphy

Today’s Quickie is an elegantly wavy scarf by Triona Murphy! Introducing the Oscillation Scarf:

Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool

Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool

Triona says:

A snakey cable pattern (provided in both chart and written-out form) adds texture and visual interest to this casual scarf. The pattern is easy to memorize and is good for breaking up pooling in semi-solid colorways.

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Such a pretty design! You can find Oscillation Scarf on Ravelry here, or also have a look through 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: Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham

Today’s Quickie is a tricksy one! Introducing the Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham:

 

Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño

Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño

 

Beth says:

I love to learn new things so I can share them with my crochet students. In Moby Trick, adventurous advanced beginners will discover how a simple seed stitch pattern combines with a deliberate twist in the foundation chain to create a lightweight, eye-catching Mobius accessory. A single skein of Malabrigo Sock in Caribeño is all that’s needed for this seagoing scarf inspired by the dappled evening waters of the California coast.

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Lovely work, Beth! You can find the Moby Trick Scarf on Ravelry here, or you can 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: Classics by Amy Miller

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Starting off 2014’s MFPP ebooks with a pow, we’ve got Amy Miller’s new delightfully wearable collection, “Classics“!

"Earl" in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

“Earl” in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

 

"Frank" in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

“Frank” in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Amy describes her collection as:

A showcase of Malabrigo Merino Worsted — 3 sweaters and 2 accessory sets sure to keep you knitting and warm winter after winter. Every winter I find myself looking for an oversized sweater to wrap myself up in — this is how Earl was born. Long sleeves, overlapping fronts and a huge shawl collar- a sweater to live in. Harrison is a seed stitch front and a large cowl put a simple, modern twist on a classic pullover. Francis is a simple and stylish sweater dress with twisted stitches to add just the right amount of flair to what will surely be a wardrobe staple. Frank is an easy, soothing set to welcome in the winter. It’s simple enough to knit with friends and so cute and fresh you’ll want more than one color. And finally, Hilda uses doubled-up Merino Worsted for a quick set, while the simple cables keep it fun and interesting. Sure to be a winter classic!

"Harrison" in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

“Harrison” in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

 

"Hilda" in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

“Hilda” in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

 

"Francis" in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

“Francis” in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

 

So lovely! As I told Amy when she first sent me the pictures, I would wear each and every one of these, happily and constantly! All of them have that lovely “cozy thing that I can just throw on and wear anywhere” quality- which of course is what makes them Classics 😉

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

Malabrigo in Knitscene Spring 2014

Interweave releases today their new issue of Knitscene for Spring 2014. One of the designs, called Sign of Four Scarf by Annie Watts is knitted with Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino.

Sign of Four Scarf by Annie Watts, Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

Sign of Four Scarf by Annie Watts, Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

Diamond silhouette edges flow effortlessly into the solid diamond motif of this scarf. The body features a reverse Stockinette stitch background that delivers with clean selvedges.

 

To knit this lovely scarf you will need two skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino. The colour shown on the sample is Pollen (#19)

Ravelry link to the patterns contained in the magazine: click here

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

MFPP: Coloring Book by Lee Meredith

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Holy Merino! Let me tell you something about designer Lee Meredith, for those who are unfamiliar with her work: she does nothing halfway! There are always multiple samples, multiple variations you can choose to make or gauges you can use. And in the case of this MFPP, there’s even an ebook inside an ebook! This collection clocks in at 11 distinct patterns plus a recipe for customizing your own accessories, making it the largest MFPP EVER! Whee!!! Let’s have a peek:

 

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

Pigment, in Arroyo in Sandbank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras. ALSO in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green.

 

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Misanga in Seleccion Privada in Code Base G

 

Lee says:

With this book, you’ll use techniques to help your colorful projects go more smoothly, so that you can knit hats, shawls, scarves, cowls, headbands, mitts, and blankets which will really show off those colors, while keeping the back sides neat, and ending up with much less finishing work than you might expect! No projects in this collection use stranded knitting or intarsia – you’ll only ever use one yarn within a row of knitting. There is also little to no seaming (a small seam on the hat, and an optional seam in the Color by Number projects), and everything is worked modularly.

 

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

Scribbled Lines Scarf in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Glazed Carrot,
Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, and Niebla

 

While these patterns are obviously great for using up leftovers, they are also a fun reason to pick out a pile of beautiful coordinating yarns of the same type, and make several different luxurious items! The sample items throughout this book were all made from the same pile of Malabrigo yarns, with skeins often being stretched between three different items.
(The only exception to this is the Misanga hat, which is made from one single skein of variegated yarn.)

 

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Scribbled Lines Headband in Arroyo in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

 

(And now we get into the Color by Number series, which is sold as its own mini-collection as well as within the larger ebook!)

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, Fresco y Seco, and Piedras

Color by Number Zig-Zag Mitts in Arroyo, in Sand Bank, Glitter, Arco Iris, and Piedras

 

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Cactus Flower, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

Color by Number Chevron Cowl in Chunky, in Pearl Ten, Glazed Carrot, Bobby Blue, Frank Ochre, and Water Green

 

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

Color by Number Checkered Headband in Rios, in Lettuce, Glazed Carrot, and Teal Feather

 

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

Color by Number Stash-Busting Blanket in a mixture of Twist, Merino Worsted, and Chunky, in colorways Pearl Ten, Lettuce, Sealing Wax, Dusty, Natural, Teal Feather, Cadmium, Coco, Cactus Flower, Verde Esperanza, Sunset, Tuareg, and Frank Ochre

 

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

Color by Number Lightning Headband in Chunky, in Glazed Carrot, Water Green, and Bobby Blue

 

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

Color by Number Plaid Cowl in Twist, in Sunset, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Sealing Wax, and Natural

 

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

Color by Number Stripy Mitts in Primavera, Persia, Ochre, Terracota, and Ivy.

 

If you’re like me and up to your eyeballs in Malabrigo leftovers, you’re probably already rejoicing- but with Lee’s clever “use the same yarn for multiple projects” scheme, this book would be a GREAT way to knock a bunch of holiday gifts out of the same few skeins of yarn! You can check out each pattern by clicking the photo or see the full (50 page!!) collection on Ravelry 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

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Malabrigo Quickies: Ochos Locos by Ruth Roland

This week’s Quickie is totally cute and…dare I say…a little loco? 😉

 

Ochos Locos in Aquarella, in the "Indy" colorway.

Ochos Locos in Aquarella, in the “Indy” colorway.

 

Ruth says:

This scarf is a chain of figure eights, hence the name (which means “Crazy Eights” in Spanish). The short version makes a cute piece of neckwear or a belt, and the longer chain will wrap around multiple times. Thread the links through one another or make two scarves to link together. Work as many links as you like, using more yarn to make an even longer chain. One skein of Aquarella makes approximately 10 links.  Use two colors for an even crazier look!  (More at Kangath Knits.)

 

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Very cool, Ruth! You can find Ochos Locos on Ravelry, or peruse 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: Dactyl by Larissa Brown

This week’s Quickie is dino-riffic! If we’re talking about a cute, wooly, pink dinosaur, anyway. [Pterodactyls are not actually dinosaurs – Ed.]  (Oh you shush, they’ll always be dinosaurs in my heart!)

 

Dactyl in Merino Worsted, Geranio

Dactyl in Merino Worsted, Geranio

 

Larissa says:

I’m sure this is how it goes for most paleontologists. Playing with a long length of ribbing that folded in on itself, I accidentally discovered pterodactyl wings. Pink ones.

Not fit for flight, they’re actually a teeny shawlette knit with one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the lipsticky shade called Geranio. A point at the back neck gives it a depth of just 8.5 in/22 cm and the wingspan is a cute 44/112.

With just 16 rows of ribbing, and finished with short rows, this project flies by. Heh heh.

 

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Decidedly charming. You can get your pterosaurian groove on over on Ravelry, here, or perhaps have a dig (hehe) 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