Popular on Instagram for December 2017

This entry was posted on 9th January, 2018 by vero .

And a new year has started!! We're already some days into 2018. How's it been so far for you?

Lets check out what happened in December on Instagram, shall we? 

The most popular posts on malabrigo's Instagram newsfeed for December, 2017, were:

Picture posted to Instagram by @_whirlsandpurls, showing a WIP using malabrigo Rasta in Piedras.

Aurora Borealis Hat by Svetlana Gordon, using malabrigo Mechita in Teal Feather, Aniversario and Diana.

Astrid by Karie Westermann, knitted by tessagreenwood, using malabrigo Arroyo in Natural, Sand Bank and Borrajas.

Picture posted to Instagram by @somnis_de_llana, showing skeins of malabrigo Sock in various colourways.

Manning Park Mittens by Black Crow Knits, knitted by SSKVancouver, using malabrigo Rios in Natural and Plomo.

What do you think?
We really can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us for 2018 !!! We hope you have a very crafty year! See you again next month!

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We really enjoy showcasing the work knitters do with our yarns, and have dedicated most of our presence online to do so. Obviously one of the reasons is it's the best way to show our product, for others to see how it looks when worked up in different patterns, but we also think it's important to put a big spotlight on the knitters out there that do a wonderful job.

It's in this spirit that we would like to leave in the blog the 5 projects that you liked best from our Instagram account, as a sort of snapshot of the month.

Malabrigo Quickie: A Jewel Cowl by Sara Kay Hartmann

This entry was posted on 14th December, 2017 by Barbara .

Perfect for either a dressy holiday party or a last minute knitted gift this beautiful new pattern from Sara Kay Hartmann makes the most of a single skein of Caracol. The designer chose to use Cameleon to create A Jewel Cowl which shows off the brilliant color in this exotically structured base.

The fringe makes the most of the unique texture that Caracol brings to the party and the super soft merino will feel like a dream around your neck.

Sara had the following to say about the pattern:

You won’t need jewelry when you’ve got this Jewel. Jewel is a fringed shawlette that blends luxurious comfort with Boho style, and knits up at lightning speed.

I found all the colors of precious gemstones like ruby, sapphire, emerald, peridot, amethyst, and topaz in this delicious yarn from Malabrigo. Simple garter stitch shows off the yarn’s thick and thin texture that reminds me of uncut jewels.

This piece would be amazing in any of the colors of Caracol and we cannot wait to see it knit up in every one of them! What color would you choose?

 

Popular on Instagram for November 2017

This entry was posted on 6th December, 2017 by vero .

Can you believe it's December? The end of the year is just around the corner! And with that we have the next to last installment of the most Popular posts on malabrigo's Instagram feed for this year!

Check out your favourites for November. We hope you enjoy!

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry, knitted by geraknits, using malabrigo Rios in Niebla and Cloud Sunshine.

Liguria by Katrin Schubert, knitted by Pauli369, using malabrigo Mechita in Cereza and Azul Profundo.

Fast Forward Mittens by Simone Bechtold, using malabrigo Worsted in Frank Ochre.

Snow Day Shawl by Knitting Expat Designs, knitted by Judith100, using malabrigo Rios in Pearl, Frank Ochre and Paris Night.

The Colourist by Lisa Hannes, knitted by YarnBandit, using malabrigo Rios in Arco Iris.

Picture posted to Instagram by @mymelange, showing skeins of malabrigo Caracol in Arco Iris.

What do you think? 

The next post will be next year, in the year 2018, showing you the most popular posts for December 2017. Crazy, isn't it!? See you then!

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We really enjoy showcasing the work knitters do with our yarns, and have dedicated most of our presence online to do so. Obviously one of the reasons is it's the best way to show our product, for others to see how it looks when worked up in different patterns, but we also think it's important to put a big spotlight on the knitters out there that do a wonderful job.

It's in this spirit that we would like to leave in the blog the 5 projects that you liked best from our Instagram account, as a sort of snapshot of the month.

Malabrigo Quickie: Savvy Hat and Cowl by Lindsay Lewchuk

This entry was posted on 20th November, 2017 by Barbara .

Designing under the name KnitEcoChic Lindsay Lewchuk specializes in using yarns that don't contain any animal fibers. She chose to use our 100% Mulberry silk base Mora to craft two beautiful pieces that feature a combination of lace and cables that she has called Savvy! You can find the Savvy Hat and the Savvy Cowl on Ravelry as separate patterns and as an e-book.

 

The cowl uses just over one skein but you will have enough left over to make the hat so 2 skeins = two pieces! The samples were knit up in Aguas for an amazing watery blue sheen.

When I asked her about her inspiration she had this to say:

Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style.  Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date.  Whether worn in unity or as independent thinkers, Savvy hat and Savvy cowl will win you the final point!

 

Here are some Pattern Details:
Sizes: Cowl - One Size 24”/ 61cm around by 9”/ 23cm tall  
Hat - Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) to fit head sizes 19”/ 48.5cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) with 1.5”/ 3.8cm negative ease

Materials: 2 skeins Malabrigo Mora shown in Aguas 

US 3 / 3.25mm DPNs or small circulars

Notions: Cable needle, Yarn needle, Stitch markers

 

About KnitEcoChic: Under the watchful eye of Puddles, the Great Dane, intentional design elements coalesce with animal-fiber free eco yarns in each of Lindsay's designs.  Publishing under the name Knit Eco Chic, Lindsay selects fibers that are good for the earth, the producers, the knitters, and the end wearer in order to spread the word about eco conscious knitting through visually interesting and fun to knit designs.