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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!

 

MFPP: Field Journal by Meghan Jackson

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I am just loving today’s mushroom-inspired collection by Meghan Jackson! Let’s dive on in, shall we?

 

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Meghan says:

Field Journal is a knitwear collection that includes a cardigan, two shawls, a cowl, and wristlets inspired by mushrooms, both in nature and folklore. Modern details mean the projects are simple enough to bring on a hike in your backpack if you have a few minutes to knit, yet sophisticated enough to wear anywhere. Lightweight Malabrigo yarns in vibrant earthy colours are featured prominently in garter, broken rib, eyelets, and other uncomplicated stitches. I hope you enjoy knitting these five nature sketches:

Foraging
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank.

Gill
The clean organic lines of mushroom gills create a subtle modern shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

Mycelium
Luxury yarn and simple stitches become pretty retro wristlets with a little bit of cross stitch. Knit in Malabrigo Silkpaca in Ravelry Red with embellishments in Malabrigo Lace.

Spore print
A mushroom cap knit with the simplest of stitches and shaping makes a striking wear anywhere cowl. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Volcan.

Bracket form
Bracket form mushrooms are reflected in a swirly bias-knit garter stitch shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Ochre.

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Gill Pattern in Sock, Natural

Gill in Sock, Natural

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

 

Gorgeous collection- just goes to show that wonderful knitting inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places!

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

MFPP: Poinsettia Proliferation by Regina Rioux

December is here! And this month’s MFPP ebook by Regina Rioux celebrates one of winter’s most popular flowers, the poinsettia!

 

Poinsettia Proliferation Book Cover

 

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Regina says:

The patterns in Poinsettia Proliferation pay homage to one of my favorite flowers, the poinsettia. I see one of those red beauties and I am instantly transported to December, a time of year where we celebrate our family and friends, take time to share a meal or two with our loved ones, swap stories and laughter and talk about what the future has in store. It is also a time where we decorate our homes with touches of the season, bake amazing confections, sing along to Christmas carols we learned as children and bathe in the glow of Christmas lights as we travel around our cities and towns after the sun has set. It is just such a magical time of year and all I have to do is glance at a poinsettia flower and I’m there.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

So, in honor of that big red lovely and all of the December festivities I have designed a group of Tunisian and traditional crochet patterns to help you celebrate the season. Within the following pages you will find patterns to make a 70’s inspired poinsettia motif shawl, fringe and all, a lovely 50’s style hostess apron emblazoned with a brilliant poinsettia pocket, companion oven mitts with poinsettia appliques and a lovely poinsettia table runner that is sure to remind you of many holiday dinners past. All of these items were designed using Malabrigo Worsted, which means sumptuous color and a beautifully soft hand. Get your hooks ready and have some holiday inspired fun!

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

 

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

 

So fun and festive! And of course, if you’re not into poinsettias, simply change up the colors to celebrate your favorite flower (I think daisies or black-eyed-Susans would work wonderfully for spring!) You can see each pattern on Ravelry by clicking the photo, or go to the whole collection 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

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Chrysaora by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud

Todays Quickie is a gorgeous crocheted shawlette from Rock + Purl (aka, Ruth Garcia-Alcantud.)

Crysaora in Sock, Lotus and Eggplant

Chrysaora in Sock, Lotus and Eggplant

 

Ruth says…

Crochet allows a lot of fabric creativity that knitting lacks. This shawl takes advantage of an exponential growth within sections to form a wavy/flowing fabric and shape that lays flat when required but drapes, jellyfish-like, around your body when worn. Charts & Written Instructions provided.

 

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So pretty! You can find Chrysaora on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!

(And pssst! A little bird (okay it was Twitter) told me that you can win the yarn to make this pretty lil gem- check out Ruth’s blog for more info!)

 

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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: Pasando by Melissa Goodale

This Quickie is a two-for-one! Introducing the Pasando Hat and Shawl by Melissa Goodale:

Pasando Hat and Shawl in Arroyo, in the Volcan colorway

Pasando Hat and Shawl in Arroyo, in the Volcan colorway

Melissa says:

Slipped stitches go passing, or pasando as we say in Spanish, across this cozy shawl and hat duo. The asymmetric shawl is worked from tip to edge on the bias causing the slipped stitches to slant. The same effect is created in the hat using 1×1 cables, passing the slipped stitches in front of the garter background. All the slipped stitches mean it looks great in variegated as well as solid colors.

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Mmm, doesn’t that look deliciously autumnal? Makes me want to tromp around in leaves wearing tall boots and drink things with cinnamon in ’em! Such a perfect pattern for the “watercolor” colorways like Volcan!

You can find the Pasando hat on Ravelry here, and the shawl here (but they are the same pattern- you get instructions for both, which is a great deal!) You can also 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: Malabrigo Halloween by Stacey Trock

My very favorite holiday is nigh- as far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts on October 1st, and what better way to kick off the festivities than this charming collection by Stacey Trock? If you get those hook’s a-flyin’ you’ve still got time to make yourself a costume!
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Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

 

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Stacey says:

I hope you enjoy this fun collection of Halloweeen-themed patterns in one of the yummiest yarns around… Malabrigo! This book contains a cowl, legwarmers, a shawl and hat: items that, in my opinion, are crucial for a successful autumn. Oh, yeah, and a monster pillow… just because I thought it was fun! I’m pretty sure you’ll love these patterns so much, that you’ll sneak them into your life all year long!

 

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

 

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

 

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural and Black detail)

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural eyes)

 
(The monster pillow! OMG! Can’t even handle it.) Click the photos to go to each pattern, or check out the whole collection 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

MFPP: Yarn Play by Katya Frankel

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Our MFPP for September will send you back to school in style- introducing Katya Frankel’s “Yarn Play”!

 

Causal Nexus in Sock, in Eggplant and Ochre

Causal Nexus in Sock, in Eggplant and Ochre

Cherrystone in Twist, in Zinc

Cherrystone in Twist, in Zinc

 

Katya says:

September has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me. The light gets softer, the leaves start to turn, and families get ready for a new school year. This time of year is exciting: the season for cosy knits is here! I begin to long for crisp air, I bring out my hats and scarves, and I start to plan what I am going to knit next for my autumn wardrobe.
And this autumn I want to share my own collection of cosy knits: The Yarn Play Collection.

 

Apple River in Lace, Applewood.

Apple River in Lace, Applewood

Prim Cardigan in Arroyo, in Coffee Toffee

Prim Cardigan in Arroyo, in Coffee Toffee

Waterspout in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Waterspout in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Locus Vest in Silky Merino, in Burgundy

Locus Vest in Silky Merino, in Burgundy

Hinged in Merino Worsted, in Polvoriento

Hinged in Merino Worsted, in Polvoriento

 

These gorgeous neutral and fun stitch details speak straight to my heart- I love love love this collection! Click the photos to go to each individual pattern, or check out the whole thing 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

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 Quickies: Mottled Daydream by Holly Priestley

This week’s Quickie is light enough for summer, warm enough for winter, and pretty enough for any time! Mottled Daydream by Holly Priestley is such a lovely, floaty design:

 

Mottled Daydream in Silkpaca, in the Arco Iris colorway

Mottled Daydream in Silkpaca, in the Arco Iris colorway

 

Holly says:

Arco Iris means rainbow and the colorway of this fabulous yarn reminds me of the colors you’d see after a subdued summer shower. The shawl would be perfect for the adventurous beginner looking to try their hand at knitting shawls – the stitches are simple, the shape is divine and the drape makes this accessory really flexible for styling options.

 

 

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Gorgeous work, Holly! You can see Mottled Daydream on Ravelry, or browse through 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: A Knit Confectionery by Sarah Burghardt

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This month’s MFPP is as sweet as they come- a sugar-spun candy-venture of woolly goodness in the perfect colors for June!

 

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita

 

Sarah says:

For the June Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, I’ve designed a set of five candy-inspired patterns, from shawls to hats to leg-warmers. There’s even a tutorial and pattern for editing a loose t-shirt into a fashionable summer piece–with knitting!  Saltwater Taffeta is a shawlette with staggered lace panels and short-rows to give it shape. Yep. Shortrows in the lace pattern. And a sideways cast-on. (You’re welcome, nerds.) Jolie Rancher had quite a few incarnations before it reached its current lacy status. Gradually-increasing lace design was new territory for me, and I’m quite happy with what I learned in the process. I designed the Cottontail Candy Warmers with Angora, heaving a huge sigh of relief when two skeins were enough to go from my knee to my ankle. The yarn was so luscious to work with, and once I’d made them it was hard to go anywhere without them! The hat of the book, Bon-Bonnet, is something I had made for some twin four-year-old girls, thought it was adorable, and decided to make it bigger for adults. It’s such a fun hat, with its slight bonnet-like shape,stripes, pom-poms, thick seed-stitch band–you will feel like a kid whenever you wear it! And last, but definitely not least, is my Jelly Bean Tee. This is an idea I’ve had floating in my head for about a year, and for about a year I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage tee to edit. As June drew closer, I ultimately settled on a men’s tee from Old Navy (no street cred, I know) which ended up being a perfect match.

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.

 

Beautiful work, Sarah! 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!

– Alex