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Fashion show at Vogue Knitting Live, Minneapolis

Last Saturday, November 5th malabrigo took over the Vogue Knitting Live runway in Minneapolis. We had the opportunity to show you designs from some of our books, specially our most recent one, malabrigo Book 10 – Rios, and also designs by Steven Be and Scott Rohr. For anyone who couldn’t enjoy the fashion show live with us, we made a little video, showing some highlights.

We also presented garments from our upcoming malabrigo Book 11 – Aniversario. This book will be based on designs featuring our new colourway Aniversario, created to celebrate our 10th anniversary.

To read more about the patterns presented at the Fashion Show, please click on the following image, which is for the brochure we gave away at the door.

List of patterns and description

The fashion show was a success and we had a blast! We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into it, too 🙂

Quickies: Convertible Cowl/Hat by Alice Tang

This week’s clever Quickie is two accessories in one!

 

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

 

Designer Alice Tang says:

This cowl/hat is knitted in a spiral cable pattern – both text and chart instructions provided. There is an I-Cord drawstring that cinches one edge to become a hat. Keeping either your head or your neck warm as needed. Pom poms on the ends are optional.

 

Super cute!! I always love a good pompom or two. You can find the Convertible Cowl/Hat on Ravelry, 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!)

Quickie: Block Mittens by Jenise Reid

Today’s Quickie from Jenise Reid is just right for the never-ending winter I seem to be stuck in up here in Michigan (I’m very jealous of the Uruguay crew down in their 77-degree early-fall weather!) Unique construction makes these more than your average mitts!

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Jenise says:

Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look.

The instructions are written out line by line with all the numbers, or you can use the loose instructions to knit up your own pair using a different gauge altogether. Because of the unique order of construction, Block can be custom fitted as-you-go. Yep – no need to calculate all the picky numbers and do endless math before you even cast on. Feel free to “cheat” by casting on and knitting the first rows. Take your gauge from what you have, plug the numbers (ie, stitches to an inch, rows to an inch) into the provided equation to double check that it will square out, and keep going. That’s all the math you need!
Lots of schematics to show how it works – otherwise this might be tricky the first time you try!

Use either a solid yarn, a self striping/hand dyed, or try two colors for the “block stripe”. The mittens used one skein of either Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted (along with scraps of the second color of worsted)

 

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

 

Very cool! You can check out the Block Mittens on Ravelry here, or peruse  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

A Rural Idyll: MFPP x Army Of Knitters!

We teamed up with Heather Dixon to make the Winter 13/14 Army of Knitters collection an all-Malabrigo production! Now that all the patterns have been released, let’s have a looksee!

 

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Foxhill Wood Cardi and Thurlby Lane Beanie in Merino Worsted, in Frank Ochre

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Mill Hill Spinney dress in Silky Merino, Natural

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Old Blackberry Wood Beret in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Sheep Spinney Cowl, in Rasta, Stitch Red

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Wynnstay Wood Skirt in Rastita, Solis

Lovely stuff- and plenty of my beloved Frank Ochre 😉 You can see the full collection on Ravelry here, or 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: Classics by Amy Miller

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Starting off 2014’s MFPP ebooks with a pow, we’ve got Amy Miller’s new delightfully wearable collection, “Classics“!

"Earl" in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

“Earl” in Merino Worsted, in Pale Khaki

 

"Frank" in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

“Frank” in Merino Worsted, in Pigeon

Amy describes her collection as:

A showcase of Malabrigo Merino Worsted — 3 sweaters and 2 accessory sets sure to keep you knitting and warm winter after winter. Every winter I find myself looking for an oversized sweater to wrap myself up in — this is how Earl was born. Long sleeves, overlapping fronts and a huge shawl collar- a sweater to live in. Harrison is a seed stitch front and a large cowl put a simple, modern twist on a classic pullover. Francis is a simple and stylish sweater dress with twisted stitches to add just the right amount of flair to what will surely be a wardrobe staple. Frank is an easy, soothing set to welcome in the winter. It’s simple enough to knit with friends and so cute and fresh you’ll want more than one color. And finally, Hilda uses doubled-up Merino Worsted for a quick set, while the simple cables keep it fun and interesting. Sure to be a winter classic!

"Harrison" in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

“Harrison” in Merino Worsted, in Rattan

 

"Hilda" in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

“Hilda” in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn

 

"Francis" in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

“Francis” in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone

 

So lovely! As I told Amy when she first sent me the pictures, I would wear each and every one of these, happily and constantly! All of them have that lovely “cozy thing that I can just throw on and wear anywhere” quality- which of course is what makes them Classics 😉

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

MFPP: Poinsettia Proliferation by Regina Rioux

December is here! And this month’s MFPP ebook by Regina Rioux celebrates one of winter’s most popular flowers, the poinsettia!

 

Poinsettia Proliferation Book Cover

 

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia shawl in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Regina says:

The patterns in Poinsettia Proliferation pay homage to one of my favorite flowers, the poinsettia. I see one of those red beauties and I am instantly transported to December, a time of year where we celebrate our family and friends, take time to share a meal or two with our loved ones, swap stories and laughter and talk about what the future has in store. It is also a time where we decorate our homes with touches of the season, bake amazing confections, sing along to Christmas carols we learned as children and bathe in the glow of Christmas lights as we travel around our cities and towns after the sun has set. It is just such a magical time of year and all I have to do is glance at a poinsettia flower and I’m there.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Table Runner in Merino Worsted, in Vermillion, Natural, Verde Adriana, and Sauterne.

So, in honor of that big red lovely and all of the December festivities I have designed a group of Tunisian and traditional crochet patterns to help you celebrate the season. Within the following pages you will find patterns to make a 70’s inspired poinsettia motif shawl, fringe and all, a lovely 50’s style hostess apron emblazoned with a brilliant poinsettia pocket, companion oven mitts with poinsettia appliques and a lovely poinsettia table runner that is sure to remind you of many holiday dinners past. All of these items were designed using Malabrigo Worsted, which means sumptuous color and a beautifully soft hand. Get your hooks ready and have some holiday inspired fun!

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

Poinsettia Apron (shown with oven mitts) in Merino Worsted, in Verde Adriana, Vermillion, Sauterne, and Apple Green

 

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

Poinsettia Oven Mitts in Merino Worsted, Verde Adriana, Vermillion, and Sauterne.

 

So fun and festive! And of course, if you’re not into poinsettias, simply change up the colors to celebrate your favorite flower (I think daisies or black-eyed-Susans would work wonderfully for spring!) You can see each pattern on Ravelry by clicking the photo, or go to the whole collection 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

 

Malabrigo Quickies: Spiked Cowl by Kendall Nahorniak

Today we’ve got a fun crocheted cowl from Kendall Nahorniak!

 

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua

 

Kendall says:

I’ve always loved the different colors in Malabrigo’s variegated yarns.  So I decided to design a piece that utilizes them to the fullest and the result was this cowl.  It uses spike stitches to create a texture that brings the colors to life.

 

What a great use for variegated colorways! You can find the Spiked Cowl on Ravelry here, or browse 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: Borealis by Rebecca Hill

It may be spring for the Uruguay crew, but up here in the Midwest the days are starting to hint at the chill to come- sure it’s still gorgeous during the day, but when the sun goes down, you know winter’s just around the corner. Brrr! I don’t know how I’d make it through the Michigan winters without my stash of Merino Worsted hats – like Borealis here! Highly recommended for all your chilly ear needs. Easy to whip up + a touch of pizzazz + super cute = the perfect gift (even if it’s for yourself).

 

Borealis in Merino Worsted, Mariposa and Lettuce

Borealis in Merino Worsted, Mariposa and Lettuce

 

Rebecca says:

Knit using 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Merino, this hat makes great use of that beautiful skein of variegated yarn that you have been hoarding! Pair it with a coordinating solid yarn and you’ve got a beautiful, quickly knit hat! This pattern makes a great stash buster, as it can be easily be knit with partial skeins of at least 80 yards each.

For the entire month of October, this pattern is 40% off! Starting on November 1, price will go up to $5.00.

 

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You can find Borealis on Ravelry here, or you can browse 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: Malabrigo Halloween by Stacey Trock

My very favorite holiday is nigh- as far as I’m concerned, Halloween starts on October 1st, and what better way to kick off the festivities than this charming collection by Stacey Trock? If you get those hook’s a-flyin’ you’ve still got time to make yourself a costume!
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Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

Witchy (Leg)-Warmers in Merino Worsted, in Apple Green and Jacinto

 

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Goblin Fingers Shawl in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Stacey says:

I hope you enjoy this fun collection of Halloweeen-themed patterns in one of the yummiest yarns around… Malabrigo! This book contains a cowl, legwarmers, a shawl and hat: items that, in my opinion, are crucial for a successful autumn. Oh, yeah, and a monster pillow… just because I thought it was fun! I’m pretty sure you’ll love these patterns so much, that you’ll sneak them into your life all year long!

 

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

Witch Hat in Chunky, Black and Jacinto

 

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

Clown Cowl in Rasta, Arco Iris

 

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural and Black detail)

Monster Pillow in Merino Worsted, in Molly and Frank Ochre (w/ Natural eyes)

 
(The monster pillow! OMG! Can’t even handle it.) Click the photos to go to each pattern, or check out the whole collection 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