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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: 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

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Mi Jolie Vest by Suesan Roth

Well this is a first! A Quickie garment!

Mi Jolie in Sock, in Rayon Vert.

Mi Jolie in Sock, in Rayon Vert.

Suesan says:

My design concept started with the center back panel and then creating the vest around that panel, making it appear like a floating pillar. The lace pattern I used is a 2 round repeat making it very easy to remember and it shows off the yarn’s colorway nicely. The armholes are so large allowing you to be able to layer easily. You could wear this over a long sleeve, short sleeve, tank top or even as a swimsuit cover-up. I see Mi Jolie Vest as being very playful, cool yet confident and bit mysterious.

 

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You can find Mi Jolie on Ravelry here or browse through 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: 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

KnitScene Spring 2013

Knitscene Spring 2013 is out on it’s online version. Inside it you will find Zelda Tank, designed by Moira Engel 

Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

It has instructions for sizes 30¼ (32, 35½, 39, 42¾, 46¼)” bust circumference. The size shown in the picture is size 30¼.

This tank was made using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the colourway Cumparsita (#869). Depending on the size you will make you will need 6 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) skeins.

Photo by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography

Don’t you just love that collar? And the picot hem and i-cord bind offs adds a beautiful finishing to the whole design.

Link to the pattern in ravelry

Link to the ravelry page of the magazine

Inteweave Knit Wear, Fall 2012

Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Applewood (#18)  is used in a pattern published in the new edition of Knit Wear for Fall 2012,  by Interweave.

The design is called Deep-Rib Vest by Becky Herrick, and features a very interesting deep shawl collar.

In the words of the designer:

Swingy and fitted this fun vest is a versatile tunic length garment. It can be worn over a sun dress on a chilly summer evening or with a turtleneck and skirt in the winter. The bodice is fitted and flattering. Deep ribbing hugs the core and enhances the bust and waist shaping. The lower half flairs out below the hips.

The Deep-Rib vest can either be worn open at the front or closed with a shawl pin at the waist. Wear it with the collar up or folded back. There are plenty of styling options for this garment!

To make this vest you will need  4 (4, 5, 6, 7) skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Worsted.

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

June MFPP: The Great Deep by Talitha Kuomi

The first of our June MFPP ebooks is here!

 

It’s all so fantastically bright and cheery and summery, don’t you think?

You can check out the whole Great Deep collection on Ravelry. Or, browse all our MFPP patterns on the MFPP 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 browse the patterns at the Ravelry link above!

-Alex

MFPP October — Harvest

If it wasn’t enough to you to have one MFPP release recently, how about two? Nichole Reese has been busy working away at the Harvest e-book pattern collection for this month’s MFPP, and you’re sure to adore it as much as we do! Harvest is full of quick knits, interesting construction, and uses for all your favorite yarns. You’ll find something in here for Rasta, Rios, Worsted, Silky and Sock! With credits from Knitty, Classic Elite, Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, and various other published works, we are very pleased to have Nichole in our MFPP calendar.

— Hannah

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