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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

 

MFPP: Hooked on Malabrigo by Rohn Strong

Our second April MFPP is an awesome crochet collection from fashionisto and crochet extraordinaire Rohn Strong. The collection has two editions- “Petite” and “Plus Size”– to suit every body.

 

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“Linda” in Silky Merino, in Black, Narciso, and Party Pink

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“Rebecca” in Rasta, in Stitch Red, Violeta Africana and Porhino

 

Rohn says:

Hooked on Malabrigo! Is a wonderful collection of 7 patterns for the beginner crocheter! From a skirt to a jacket there is something for everyone. All plus sized patterns are sized from 2X-5X and petite patterns are sized from XS-XL! Perfect for beginners!!

 

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“Marly” (Petite version) in Rasta, Baya Electrica. (Plus size version here.)

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“Robyn” in Rasta, in Azules

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“Ellen” in Rasta in Violeta Africana

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“Mary Beth” (Plus size version) in Rasta, in Porhino and Abril. (Petite version here, in Stitch Red.)

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“Kristin” (Petite version) in Arroyo in Sandbank. (Plus size version here, in Indiecita.)

 

Whew! Look at all those gorgeous goodies! Lots of Rasta love happening here <3 You can click the pictures to go to the patterns on Ravelry or see the whole collection here: “Petite” and “Plus Size”. Or browse 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!

– 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)

Grand Canyon Collection by Army of Knitters

We are proud to introduce the new Grand Canyon collection by Army of Knitters! Designer Heather Dixon has put together yet another gorgeous themed collection, and this one heavily features our Silky Merino and a bit of Rios too. Click each picture to see it on Ravelry and get all the details:

 

Colorado River in Silky Merino

 

Hopi Cowl in Silky Merino

 

Arizona Sun

 

Tewa Scarf in Rios

 

You can check out the full collection here: Grand Canyon Collection

(And there are also two smaller sub-collections, One and Two.)