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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: Arsalis Duo by Sarah Jordan

Today’s Quickie is a cheery hat & cowl set by Sarah Jordan!

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Sarah says:

The stranded colorwork pattern in this cowl is based on a doodle I used to do in the margins of my class notes when I was in high school. It was enough of a repeating theme for me that I had to see how it would translate to yarn — and I’m happy to say that it translated very well!

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways

Hehe, what a fun inspiration. I love ’em! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking on the photos, or see the Arsalis Duo ebook here. You can 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

MFPP: Attack from Outer Space by Annie Watts

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

Attack From Outer Space B v1 smaller

 

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: Sweets for All Seasons by Laura Brown

And now, our third and final MFPP for August, by the talented Laura Brown!

Laura says:

This collection was inspired by the look and feel of ice cream: the girl’s dress and hoodie by the swirling of two colors in a double scoop, the boy’s hoodie and vest by the lattice pattern on the cone. Since I consider ice cream a year-round treat, I wanted there to be a pattern that would work for each of the different seasons.

Double Scoop Hoodie in Sock, in Archangel and Violeta Africana

 

Waffle Cone Hoodie, in Rios Sunset and Coco.

 

Double Scoop Dress in Sock, Violeta Africana and Ochre

 

Sugar Cone Vest in Worsted, in Stone Blue and Coco

For the first month of its release (until September 20th) you can use coupon code “4SWEETS” on Ravelry to receive 10% off! Use the savings to treat yourself to a cone 😉

It’s all so cute! After this month of sugary adorableness, children of knitters everywhere should be set on ice-cream-themed duds well into adulthood, hehe. Click the photos to see the individual patterns on Rav, 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

Knitscene Accessories, 2012 – Interweave

Interweave has released Knitscene Accesories for 2012, a super-size special issue that comes with 17 really interesting and eye-catching patterns.

On clear example is Brazel Beret by Katya Frankel, knit with Malabrigo Rios in Sunset (#96). The fact that you only need one skein to make the beret, makes it tempting to knit it in different colours to match your wardrobe and put a touch of colour to the cold autumn days if you live in the southern hemisphere, and some warmth to the chilly spring nights if you live more up north.

 

Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

 

Knitter’s Magazine, K105 Winter


Knitter’s Magazine K105 Winter  is out, and it features a pattern called Amber Waves, by E. J. Slavton, using Malabrigo Yarns Rios in color Sunset (#96).

Golden ribs are perforated with panels of zigzag lace. The twisted rib is sleek and perfect for a cardigan that means business at home or in the office.

Amber Waves, by E. J. Slavton

The skill level needed to knit this pattern is Intermediate. It comes in sizes 35½ (39, 43, 47, 51)  ”. You’ll need 1125 – 1775 yards of Malabrigo Yarns Rios to complete this project, depending on the chosen size. Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In some colourways the skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, we recommend that you knit your project alternating a few rows from two different skeins at once.