Introducing Dos Tierras
We are so excited to introduce you to our newest yarn base, called Dos Tierras, a special blend of Merino and Alpaca.
As you know, all the merino wool we use for our yarns come from Uruguayan sheep, but some of this wool is processed and manufactured in Peru, while another part is still processed and manufactured in our homeland, Uruguay. We created Dos Tierras, which means Two Lands, as homage to these two beautiful countries. By spinning together 50% of our fine Uruguayan Merino wool with 50% baby alpaca from Peru, we have created a DK weight yarn that is as versatile as it is beautiful. The 4-ply structure of the yarn gives a great stitch definition to show off texture, and gives a wonderful drape to your finished garments.
You can find this base in 22 of our kettle-dyed semi-solid and variegated colors, with which you can create the perfect palette to help show off the finished object of your favorite craft.
We have prepared a collection using this yarn, working with 5 designer who came up with these lovely designs. You can find the collection on ravelry here or by clicking on the images. Each pattern is sold individually.
We hope you like our new base much as we do, and we can’t wait to see all the marvelous things you create with it!
malabrigo Giveaway Winners !
Here are the winners of our Mechita test skeins!
Congratulations! Thank you so much to all who participated.
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.
The fashion show was a success and we had a blast! We hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into it, too
Thank you all so much for participating in our giveaway. We loved reading all your comments and good words about our brand and products.
The contest is closed and here are all the names of participants.
Please check your assigned number and if your Instagram name is written correctly.
If you find any mistake or names that apprear more than once, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday 13th at 12pm.
MFPP: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska
There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!
We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.
It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.
Be confident, a double twisted cowl
In the words of the designer:
Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?
Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.
The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!
To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).
Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan
In the words of the designer:
Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.
It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.
Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.
This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)
Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl
In the words of the designer:
Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.
Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.
To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)
Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover
In the words of the designer:
“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.
The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.
This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!
This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need 5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)
You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.
Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website
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.
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!
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.
Lambing time at La Serena
malabrigo and Vickie Howell
Malabrigo and "Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet"
Quickie Collection: Slipt Colour by Clare Devine
Love variegated yarns? Looking for patterns that showcase the colours as they dance across the skein? Slipt Colour is for you. This mini collection has been designed to make the most of the glorious variegated skein you are coveting. Quick and easy to knit, these designs are a delight to make.You can find Slipt Colour here or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
MFPP: Ilha Formosa by Connie of Yellowcosmo
Ilha Formosa is what the Portuguese explorers called Taiwan when they first set eyes on it. It means Beautiful Island. It is where I was born, and indeed it is a beautiful island. Each name of the pattern in this collection is a place in Taiwan with the name originated from Taiwan Aboriginal languages.So lovely and bright! You can find the full Ilha Formosa collection here, or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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!
Malabrigo Quickie: The Colourist by Lisa Hannes
The Colourist is a crescent shaped shawl that highlights the beautiful different shadings of variegated yarns while taking advantage of a classic diamond pattern with elongated slipped stitches. When knitting this shawl it’s just so much fun to see what colour the next elongated stitch will be! This stitch pattern works really well for those variegated yarns, which are so pretty but often hard to find patterns for. It creates a beautifully textured fabric, is easy to work and knits up quickly.Just beautiful! You can find The Colourist on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
Shearing time at the malabrigo Sheepfold
We have been working on this for a while and wanted to share it with you today, a video of our sheep flock! We hope this will be the first of others, but all in good time! :)
As some of you know, we have our beloved sheep flock, who live on a ranch called La Serena, near our headquarters in Montevideo. In this video we show you around beautiful Piedras de Afilar and demonstrate the process by which we shear our sheep and harvest the beautiful fleece that becomes Malabrigo yarn. We strive to use sustainable and humane farming practices with our ranch and flock – a happy sheep makes the best wool!
We hope you enjoy it, as we enjoy and value sharing what is important to us with you!
Line producer: malabrigo
Photography: Marcos Mezzottoni
Edited by: Marcos Mezzottoni
Music: Manuel Espasandin
Cameras: Joaquín González, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni