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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!

 

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.

 

MFPP: Space by Joanne Scrace

Our first crochet ebook of the year!!

 

On the cover: Galactica in Lace, in Black and SFO Sky

What a fun collection! Nebulous color schemes and swirly motifs give these crocheted garments…wait for it….star quality. You might even say they’re…out…of…this…world? Hehehehe.

 

Neptune in Twist in Azul Profundo and Teal Feather

Joanne says:

The Space collection takes planets, stars and nebulae as its inspiration with a colour palette of black, grey, turquoise and purple. The collection includes four designs: Oberon is a fitted, long-line chunky weight cardigan with a raglan sleeve. Moon craters inspired the unusual edging worked in Worsted. Nebulous is a scoop necked top with set in sleeves and a pretty ripple pattern inspired by nebulae worked in the luxury Silky Merino. Galactica is a slim triangular scarf inspired by the Milky Way, made in alternating color rows of a starburst stitch pattern in Lace. And finally, Neptune is a warm and cosy shawl-fronted cardigan with gently sloped shoulders made in Twist. The bright random striping is inspired by the planet it is named for. All the designs are top-down and seamless.

This is my first collection and I really enjoyed working to a theme and choosing designs that were very different yet had common elements and a colour palette that runs through all of them. Each of the cardigans has a different top down construction method – its almost a primer in seamless crochet! I loved working with the Malabrigo yarns, the colours are so beautiful and all the yarns were an absolute joy to crochet with. If I had to pick one favourite favourite it would probably be the worsted I used to edge Oberon – it is so soft and plump.

 

Nebulous in Silky Merino, in Black, Smoke, Teal Feather, and Nocturnal

 

Oberon in Chunky Tortuga and Worsted in Sweet Grape, Pigeon, and Tuareg

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.

Joanne Scrace (aka Not So Granny) specialises in seamless knitting and crochet, often vintage inspired but always with a fresh modern feel. You can check out her blog and more of her work at notsogranny.blogspot.com!

 

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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: Dissipative by Alicia Landi

This week’s Quickie will have you daydreaming about summer (but keeping warm in the meantime in cozy Twist)- introducing the Dissipative cowl by Alicia Landi!

 

Large size, in Natural and Indiecita Twist

 

Alicia says:

A dissipative beach is wide with a gentle slope, which allows waves to slowly wash over the beach face as they lose energy. The stitch pattern for the edge of this cowl is reminiscent of such long, undulating waves washing up onto a textured shore. The wonderfully dense feel of the Malabrigo Twist yarn makes this cowl extra squishy and warm in both sizes. Using less than one full skein of yarn in two colors, it is a great way to pair a highly variegated colorway with a coordinating solid or neutral, or utilize limited amounts of leftovers or handspun yarn.

The cowl is knit from the bottom up in the round. The garter stitch stripes of this cowl can be knit without purling using a little trick explained in the pattern notes. The large size is long enough to wear scarf-like or wrapped twice around the neck. The small size is a typical cowl and stands about 1.5 inches taller than the large.

 

Small size, in Teal Feather and Natural Twist

 

Mmmm, squooshy! Lovely work, Alicia! You can check out the Dissipative cowl here on Ravelry, or browse through our past Quickies here!

(Bonus! All of Alicia’s patterns including this one are 28% percent off on Ravelry until 1/28 with the code ‘bdayweek’)
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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 in Knitcircus Magazine Winter 2011-12

Knitcircus Magazine Winter 2011-12, Issue 16 is out, and it features a beautiful cowl called Sprite, designed by Lynn Hershberger. It’s knitted using one skein of Malabrigo Rios, colorway #412 Teal Feather.

In the words of the designer:

“The energy and fun of a zigzag pleases me. Over the ages, all cultures have enjoyed using this motif as a way to embellish, decorate, and entertain. There is an energy which comes from a diagonal line which draws me in, and I become more intrigued as I play with its possibilities.

I named this Sprite for the agile energy associated with the word. Webster says a sprite is an elf or fairy. I’d like to feel that chipper on a cool winter day, and I think this collar may just help that goal!”