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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

MFPP: Attack from Outer Space by Annie Watts

What a super fun collection we have for you today, from the talented Annie Watts!

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Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Rayguns, in Sock. Blue version is Impressionist Sky, Light of Love, and Ochre. Purple version is Violeta Africana, Ochre, and Light of Love.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Metal Man Mittens in Chunky, Polar Morn.

Annie says:

Attack from Outer Space! The ebook has all your space necessities: rayguns, rockets, space helmets, and alien robots! This four pattern set is an homage to the sci-fi movies of the 50s and 60s. Drawing from classics spanning from The Day the Earth Stood Still to Barbarella, there’s a little something for every sci-fi fan here.

Rayguns are comfortable three-fingered gloves with the image of the rayguns on both sides. Metal Man Mittens have a unique construction with the gusset and thumb worked last. The Ignition legwarmers are worked bottom up with slight shaping and a generous top cuff. Noble Hero is a snug but comfortable balaclava with a fun cushy collar.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Ignition in Rios, Natural and Paris Night.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

Noble Hero in Twist. Version on left is Tuareg and Zinc. Version on right is Sunset an Tuareg.

I can’t resist good kitsch! And how about that rubber wig? Hehe. You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. 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: Almonds and Stripes by Atelier Alfa

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Anne of Atelier Alfa has put together a fascinating collection of garments for us this month, all based around a particular “almond” motif. Let’s have a closer look…

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter.

Almond Pullover in Rios, colorway Glitter. 

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almond Tee in Arroyo, in Volcan and Reflecting Pool.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds and Stripes Cardigan in Arroyo, in Azules and Marte.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Almonds in Space in Sock, in Impressionist Sky and Candombe.

Very cool! You can see the whole collection here, or click the individual photos to go directly to the pattern page. Anne used lots of testers, so be sure to check out the projects for some great eye candy!
You can also browse all of our 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

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

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

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!)

Quickies: Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy

We’ve got a lovely Quickie for you crocheters today! Introducing the Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy:

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

 

You can find the Elegance Gloves on Ravelry here, or you can 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

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

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: Ars Antiqua by Danielle Kassner

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We’ve got a second MFPP collection this month, this one crocheted by the amazing Danielle Kassner.

 

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Pí in Arroyo

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

Santa Maria del Mar in Merino Worsted

 

Danielle excels at combining many colors into elaborate crochet jacquard designs that resemble stained glass. Given that, we knew she’d be able to produce some beautiful designs based on Gothic cathedrals and architecture- and she absolutely did!

 

Camino de Santiago in Twist

Camino de Santiago in Twist

 

Compostela in Sock

Compostela in Sock

So beautiful! Click the pictures to see the individual patterns on Ravelry, or see the whole collection here. (And keep an eye out- there are rumors of a fifth piece to be added later!) 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