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Interweave KnitScene, Accesories 2014

The Interweave KnitScene Accessories 2014 edition has hit the magazine stands and features a pattern knitted with Malabrigo.

The pattern is Peacock Ascot by Simone Kereit. It uses 2 skeins of Silky Merino in 412 Teal Feather Colorway. 

Silky Merino is our DK weight half silk – half merino yarn. In this color it mimics the sheen of bird feathers, while a simple stitch pattern evokes the idea of peacock feathers. Pair with some eye-catching buttons for added oomph.

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Buy the magazine here.

 

Knits inspired by the past

We spotted Malabrigo Sock and Silky Merino in New Vintage Lace, a pattern book by Andrea Jurgrau.

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She adapted traditional accessories designs in lace yarns to modern styles to make them fresh and wearable with a vintage inspiration. The books is fully charted and explains special stitches, proper blocking and other techniques for lace yarns.

The patterns that use Malabrigo are

Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock
Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock Giverny Beret, Sock

© Joe Hancock
Giverny Beret

Mal Spotting: Stitch Seekers Edition One and Giveaway!

The very first edition of Stitch Seekers recently came out, and boy is it a beauty! I have to say, I’m a sucker for gorgeous styling and this hits me right in the “swoon”  part of the brain. And even better? It’s chock full of Malabrigo yumminess! Shall we peruse?

(Click the photos to go to the pattern on Ravelry!)

Eat Cake by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky

Eat Cake by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky, Water Green colorway.

 

Clan Westwood by Deborah Moore in Worsted

Clan Westwood by Deborah Moore in Worsted in Strawberry Fields and Sweet Grape colorways, and Silky Merino in Madre Perla.

 

Crop Fop by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky

Crop Fop by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky in Water Green colorway.

Go Shorty by Rhiannon McCulloch in Sock and Arroyo

Go Shorty by Rhiannon McCulloch in Sock in Violeta Africana, and Arroyo in Purpuras

Luminaire by Deborah Moore in Silkpaca

Luminaire by Deborah Moore in Silkpaca, Pearl colorway

And the best part of all? One of you will win an ebook copy of the issue! All you have to do is check out Edition 1 and report back to the comments here to tell us which pattern is your favorite. In one week (March 18th) we’ll pick a winner! (Psst- make sure we know how to contact you if you win!)

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 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

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: 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

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Brooklyn Bridge Mitts by Emma Welford

Our latest Quickie is a duo of darling fingerless mitts:

 

Brooklyn Bridge Mitts in Arroyo, Chispas.

Brooklyn Bridge Mitts in Arroyo, Chispas.

Emma says:

Show off your Brooklyn pride and warm your hands with the Brooklyn Bridge Mitts, no matter what ‘hood you call home! These mitts feature traveling cables that mimic the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, set on a reverse stockinette stitch background that transitions to stockinette after the cables are completed. A thumb gusset provides a comfortable fit and you can opt for individual finger holes or a completely fingerless treatment. With two lengths and two sizes to choose from, plus cute buttoned cuffs, you’ll be whipping up a perfect-for-you pair of mitts in no time! (More on Emma’s blog)

 

Smaller mitts shown in Silky Merino, Cloudy Sky

Smaller mitts shown in Silky Merino, Cloudy Sky

 

Super lovely- the long ones are downright sophisticated! You can find the Brooklyn Bridge Mitts on Ravelry here, or browse through our past Quickies here. Great work, Emma!!
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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: Sleeping Beauty Knits by Jenise Reid

 

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I’m very pleased to introduce our newest MFPP, a whimsically beautiful collection by Jenise Reid inspired by Sleeping Beauty!

"Handspun Sweater" in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

“Handspun Sweater” in Aquarella in Palmar (hemmed with Lace)

"Crown Tee" in Lace, in Polar Morn

“Crown Tee” in Lace, in Polar Morn

"Sleepy Hoodie" in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

“Sleepy Hoodie” in Silky Merino, Matisse Blue

"Sleepy Hoodie", back view

“Sleepy Hoodie”, back view

Jenise says:

Sleeping Beauty is a quick trip through an old tale. Knit the castle walls, or a gift for the baby princess, then at the end is the crown tee to celebrate the princess bride! Despite having such romantic inspiration, I have tried to keep everything modern and wearable. What is the sense of knitting something you won’t be able to use every day?

 

"Fairy Toque" in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

“Fairy Toque” in Sock, Chocolate Amargo

"Bramble Stole" in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

“Bramble Stole” in Merino Worsted in Fuscia

 

"Stone Wall Throw" in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

“Stone Wall Throw” in Gruesa in Pearl Ten

Such a beautiful interpretation of the classic fairytale, don’t you think? Fantastic work Jenise! 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

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Sweet William by Alicia Plummer

Today’s Quickie is a charming little cap from the terribly talented Alicia Plummer!

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Alicia says:

Sweet William is inspired by a small family run farm in Maine’s beautiful Lakes Region. Crisp ribbing and a clean french gather give the hat a nice shape, while the Anglaise stitch pattern is easy to memorize and fun!

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You can read a lot more about Alicia’s inspiration and even win some Silky Merino and some tasty Sweet William’s maple syrup over on her blog! You can also find Sweet William on Ravelry here, have a look through past Quickies here. Lovely job Alicia (you’ve got me pining for New England…and pancakes.)

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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