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MFPP: North by Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr

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Celebrate winter with this darling collection from designers Vivian Aubrey and Sorren Kerr- it is pretty much guaranteed to charm your socks right off.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anders by Sorren Kerr in Arroyo in Jupiter, Coffee Toffee, Reflecting Pool, Regatta Blue, and Natural.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

(Dress) Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, and Sunset

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

Anikka by Vivian Aubrey in Rios, in Ravelry Red, Natural, Glazed Carrot, Sunset, Teal Feather, and Azul Profundo.

 

Vivian says:

I wanted to make pretty little practical things that were simple yet also strongly reminiscent of the Nordic knitting tradition. Children’s clothes, especially, seem like a natural fit for the motifs and colors found throughout the North, so I set out to make things I would want to dress my own children in. I also tried to think of another knitter who perhaps just needed that extra gentle nudge to get into publishing, and Sorren is one of the most brilliant and imaginative knitters I know, I am so glad I could twist her arm to join me!

 

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in ???? and Natural

Eivor by Sorren Kerr in Ravelry Red and Natural

 

And Sorren added:

I felt so honored when Vivian asked me to be apart of this project. When I found out the theme would be Nordic-inspired pixieish colorwork, my mind went right to my own Scandinavian heritage, dreams of Swedish winters, and celebrating St. Lucia day with my family every year. We don’t get a lot of snow in Portland, but that won’t stop me from dreaming of snow. My son who turned 2 this year inspires me every day, and I wanted to create pieces that were classic and would suit both our little men, and our little women.

 

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Kirsa by Vivian Aubrey in Rastita, in Cereza, Aguas, Mostaza, Plomo, and Volcan (various combinations).

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Lucia by Sorren Kerr, in Rios in Natural, Lettuce, Ravelry Red and Teal Feather.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

Tovi by Vivian Aubrey in Rios in Sand Bank, Sunset, Glazed Carrot and Ravely Red.

 

So. Stunning. You can see the full collection (and all the variously sized and colored samples) on Ravelry here! You can also browse past MFPPs on our Ravelry page.

 

That’s it for this year’s releases- We’ll see you on the other side of the holidays (may they be wonderful for all of you!)

 

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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

 

Cover of magazine Crochet! Defining Crochet

Cover of Crochet!

Cover of Crochet!

Crochet! Defining Crochet magazine has it’s autumn 2013 edition out containing two designs made with Malabrigo Yarn, one of which made the cover !

These are two designs that will definitely make a great adition to your autumn wardrobe and shows really well how beautiful and elegant crochet can be.

Puff Stitch Stripes Pullover  by Ann E. Smith

Puff Stitch Stripes Pullover by Ann E. Smith

 

An Eary Winter Jacket by Ann E. Smith

An Eary Winter Jacket by Ann E. Smith

– Verónica

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

 

MFPP: Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

Mad Women by Sarah Wilson

This months MFPP is called Mad Women by Sarah Wilson, (TheSexyKnitter in ravelry). She took inspiration from the 1960’s and ended up with a collection perfect for the Mad Men women. I personally love that series!

 

Megan's Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

Megan’s Sweater in Rios, in Glazed Carrot and Paris Night

In Sarah’s own words:

My inspiration for this collection was the 1960’s. I knew I wanted to do a mod mini, a groovy sweater and some kind of outrageous headpiece. When I finished the collection, it struck me that I had unwittingly captured 3 of Mad Men’s leading ladies in knitwear, so I named the pieces after them. The cable shift just screams Joan to me. All it needs is a vintage pen necklace, and Christina Hendricks could walk right onto set in Miss Holloway! The sweater was my interpretation of a piece that Megan Draper wears in Season 5, updated just a bit for today’s ladies. The bow, well…the bow is just for fun, but it’s definitely something I could see being worn to a fancy husband’s-work-event by Betty or any of the other girls on the show.

All in all, I had a great time putting this collection together and I hope that it inspires a few people to add a little 1960’s glamour into their wardrobes!

The collection consists of three designs: a sweater, a dress and a really fun accesory for your hair. Each of the designs have two options : The bow comes in 2 sizes, Megan’s Sweater can be lengthened into a mini, and Miss Holloway contains instructions for how to modify into a tee.

Miss Holloway by Sarah Wilson

Miss Holloway in Sock, in Ochre

 

Betty's Bow by Sarah Wilson

Betty’s Bow in Worsted, in Fucsia

 

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!

– Verónica

MFPP: Love from London by Alex Tinsley

When I took this job a little over a year ago (!!!), Antonio suggested that I do an MFPP myself, and of course (being quite a fan of the genre) I couldn’t resist. And here it is! All items are made with Malabrigo colors Natural, Black, and Ravelry Red.

Bermondsey Shawlette in Malabrigo Sock

 

Hallo, Love! in Malabrigo Worsted

 

To steal a snippet from my blog (where you can read about each pattern in more detail if you like):

Time to admit it- America is great and all, but my heart belongs to London. Consider this my London-y Valentine ❤  This collection includes all you need to be lookin’ cozy and cute this Valentine’s day, from head to ankles. It also features my VERY FIRST EVER PUBLISHED GARMENT PATTERN OMG.

 

Northern Line in Malabrigo Rios

Borough Market Mitts in Malabrigo Worsted

 

Zebra Crossing in Malabrigo Twist

 

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. Thank you for perusing my collection- and a very happy Valentine’s Day to all! ❤

 

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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: Vintage Ice Cream Truck by Terri Kruse

 

With the first of three MFPPs this month, we’re thrilled to be featuring Terri Kruse! Terri’s kidswear is always adorable, and she’s got five wonderful new designs for your wee ones (and one for your less-wee ones…or perhaps yourself!)

 

Make Mine Strawberry

From the designer:

These patterns draw their inspiration from summery ice cream treats and vintage patterns. Sweet little details make them a treat to knit. There is something for everyone!

Limepop Sweater

Blueberry Swirl

Sammie sweater…

…and matching hat!

Limepop Hat

And as if that weren’t exciting enough, August 1st through the 31st, the ebook and individual patterns are 10% off using the code ICECREAM on Ravelry!

Such a charming set of designs, non? You can see the full collection here, or 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

Second April MFPP- Joji Locatelli’s April Showers!

Now that we’re halfway through April, I’m thrilled to present the second April Showers ebook, this time by Joji Locatelli!

In Joji’s words:

This collection of patterns is a tribute to spring, to rain, to flowers blooming everywhere! Let the spring fall down on your needles and bring the freshness of springtime knits. Let lightweight yarns seduce you with their softness and airyness…

You will find in this pattern booklet projects made with Malabrigo’s lighter yarns: Arroyo (sport weight), Sock (fingering weight) and Lace (of course, lace weight). Their colors and textures are endless sources for inspiration. They make me happy, when skies are gray…

(I love that amazing umbrella yoke!)

 

You can see the full collection on Ravelry. Or, browse all our MFPP patterns on the MFPP Ravelry Page! Thank you, Joji, for a beautiful collection!

 

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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 browse the patterns at the Ravelry link above!

 

-Alex

Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011

Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011 is out featuring Marina designed by Anastasia Popova with Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted on the cover!

Irish Crochet Lace is characterized by making separated crocheted motifs and joining them together with a loose temporary stitch onto a cloth forming the pattern. It is usually done with a very thin crochet hook and cotton thread, but in this case it is sized up to make this  rich pullover using  flower and leaf motifs. A ribbed hem and a wide cowl collar gives it a very nice finish.

The colorways used are #56 Olive and #156 Mariposa. Depending on the size you’re making you’ll need from 4 to 6 skeins of Olive and 3 to 5 skeins of Mariposa.

Picture by Harper Point Photography

MFPP December — Follow the lines

The last issue of this years MFPP is out. It’s designed by Veera Välimäki and it’s called Follow the lines. In the designers own words:

“This collection is all about the lines; lines as stripes, cables, and twisted stitches. Some lines are spiralling, some are created with eyelets and some are more common stripes.”

There is a little bit of everything in this e-book. There is a lightweight shawl, a fisherman-styled sweater, a hat and a cowl. Each of them, despite being somewhat traditional, have something new and modern about them, whether it’s in the construction or in it’s shape.

We really hope you’ll enjoy this issue of MFPP, these patterns make really attractive garnments for this winter.

About the designer:

Veera Välimäki is the woman behind the hand knitting designs of Rain Knitwear Designs. Her designs focus on simple and clean lines with small modern details. Veera is passionate about wool and loves all kinds of short rows.

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