Malabrigo Quickie: Amy’s Mitts by Jessica Anderson

Amy's Mitts in Sock, Dewberry

Amy’s Mitts in Sock, Dewberry

The days are getting warmer but there’s still a nip in the air! Today’s Quickie is perfect for those just-a-little-chilly days, or a wonderful gift.

Jessica says:

My midwife and friend, Amy, is one of the most knit-worthy people I know. When she asked me for a pair of fingerless mitts, I knew that they had to be dainty, elegant and purple. When I combined all those things, I knew I had Amy’s Mitts and this pattern was born. Perfect for crisp, early morning baby catching!

Find ‘em on Ravelry here! Or see a list of 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: Casual Friday by Nadia Crétin-Léchenne

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I know it’s only Monday but that doesn’t mean we can’t start looking forward to Friday! Nadia Crétin-Léchenne’s Casual Friday collection will keep you looking cozy and smart any day of the week.

Morning in Engelberg in Rios, Plomo

Morning in Engelberg in Rios, Plomo

Afternoon in Montreux in Arroyo, Natural and Sandbank

Afternoon in Montreux in Arroyo, Natural and Sandbank

Nadia says:

A little sweater collection, as a journey through a comfy day, where nothing matters more than to be at ease. Named after some lovely cities of my country, the garments featuring in this series have been inspired by my affection for sheltered mornings, sunny afternoons and snugly evenings.
Treat yourself with one of these luminous yarn, and choose the project that will be your companion of cosiness :)

Evening in Locarno

Evening in Locarno in Sock, Eggplant

Click the photos to see each pattern on Ravelry or check out the whole collection here! You can also browse our past MFPP collections 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: Sea Buckthorn by Jana Huck

Using just one yarn, three colors, and one inspirational (and useful!) shrub, Jana Huck has created a stunning collection of innovative shawls:

Baltic Sea Beach in Sock, Lettuce and Terracotta

Baltic Sea Beach in Sock, Lettuce and Terracotta

Knock On Wood in Sock, Ochre and Terracotta

Knock On Wood in Sock, Ochre and Terracotta

Rustling Leaves in Sock, Ochre and Lettuce

Rustling Leaves in Sock, Ochre and Lettuce

Jana says:

Living and growing up in the North of Germany, I have known the shore plant sea buckthorn with its vivid orange berries and wild-growing bushes since I was a small kid. I’ve always been fascinated by the contrast of sharp and round – the thorns and berries – and that fascination inspired these five Malabrigo shawls. It also led to the shawls’ unusual construction, and the intense colours of Malabrigo sock seemed to be the perfect choice to do this exceptional plant justice.

Sweet Berry in Sock, Ochre, Terracotta, and Lettuce

Sweet Berry in Sock, Ochre, Terracotta, and Lettuce

Westwind in Sock, Ochre, Terracotta, and Lettuce

Westwind in Sock, Ochre, Terracotta, and Lettuce

Click each photo to go to the pattern on Ravelry, or check out the full Sea Buckthorn collection here. (The ebook even comes with a cake recipe and instructions on dyeing with sea buckthorn- pretty cool!) You can also browse our past MFPP collections 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

 

Libro 5, en Soho, ahora en español.

Queremos compartir con ustedes algo en lo que venimos trabajando hace unos meses, nuestro primer libro traducido al español, el Libro 5, en Soho. Crece nuestra movida hispana!

Libro 5, en Soho.

Libro 5, en Soho.

Para quienes compararon el Libro 5, y quisieran tener todos los patrones traducidos al español, este es el momento! Solo tienen que pasar por la tienda donde adquirieron su libro y allí se les proporcionará esta traducción.

Libro 5, en Soho. Bufanda Houston en malabrigo Rios, color Jupiter.

Libro 5, en Soho. Bufanda Houston en malabrigo Rios, color Jupiter.

Queremos agradecer especialmente a Trelly Hernandez, quien realizó la traducción de este libro, y también a Marta Ocampo quien se encargó de su maquetación.

Esperamos que esta noticia les parezca tan buena como a nosotros!

Malabrigo Quickies: Reina by Ela Torrente

Today’s luxurious Quickie comes to us all the way from Italy, and is sized to fit a baby up through adult! Introducing Reina!

Reina in Silky Merino, in Chuy

Reina in Silky Merino, in Chuy

Ela says:

I love to play with easy lace panels in my designs. It’s almost too easy to work with Silky Merino: the stitch definition is amazing, the colour variations are a constant surprise and the yarn is so smooth that was a treat every round.
While I was working on this project, came to my mind a silky crown! This hat is fit for a queen, I thought. So, “Reina” seemed an appropriate name… Isn’t?

A cozy crown indeed! You can find Reina on Ravelry here!  Or, browse all the other 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: The Wyoming Collection by Abbey Swanson

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I think it’s about time for some crochet around here, don’t you? And we couldn’t ask for a lovelier example than Abbey Swanson’s Wyoming Collection. Suddenly I’m feeling that old pull to move westward stirring in my veins again…

Cowboy Coffee in Mecha, in Glitter

Cowboy Coffee in Mecha, in Glitter

Horseshoe Slippers in Rios, in Sunset and Coco

Horseshoe Slippers in Rios, in Sunset and Coco

Tumbleweed Satchel in Gruesa in XXX and Chunky in XXX

Tumbleweed Satchel in Aquarella in Palmar and Chunky in Marron Oscuro

Abbey has a beautiful essay about Wyoming, her new home state, in the ebook, but I’ll just pull a small piece of it here:

I lived in Minnesota my entire childhood, and the rhythms and idiosyncrasies of that cold-weather state run through my blood. So when I moved to Wyoming as an adult, I didn’t anticipate the deep sense of belonging that would develop here.

The spirit of the West lives on in any soul who loves freedom and adventure… exactly the feeling I have when riding a horse (there’s a reason my husband proposed to me on a horseback ride). It seems we were born to live in a place where we can make our own path through wide open spaces. I’ve designed this crochet book to honor my new home state, celebrate its unique beauty, and highlight some of the aspects I love most about it.

 

Juniper and Sage Cowl in Merino Worsted, in XXX

Juniper and Sage Cowl in Merino Worsted, in Garden Gate

Open Sky Shawl in Arroyo in XX

Open Sky Shawl in Arroyo in Azules

Outlaw Bandana in Chunky in XX

Outlaw Bandana in Chunky in Marron Oscuro

Wildflower Throw in Rastita in XX

Wildflower Throw in Rastita in Arco Iris and Sabiduria

Beautiful! You can check out each pattern on Ravelry by clicking the picture, or see the whole collection here. You can also browse our past MFPP collections 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

 

malabrigo on the cover of a new book by Kristin Omdahl

These days we received the excellent news that malabrigo has made the cover of a new book by Kristin Omdahl!

Bleeding Heart it’s a beautiful shawl featuring 3 skeins of malabrigo Lace in Verdes. We love it!

Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

Kristin says us about this elegant shawl:

“This delicate laceweight yarn has added structure and textural interest with the blending of large-scale broomstick lace and motifs for a beautifully scalloped border to this otherwise simple crochet lace shawl. The motifs are crocheted separately and joined to the bottom-up-construction shawl with the addition of a simple mesh border/panel for an easy, sew-free joining.”

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Bleeding Heart Shawl by Kristin Omdahl

MFPP: Babe in the Woods by Triona Murphy

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I’m pleased to present our first ever all-baby MFPP! Keep your tiny one cozy this winter in Triona Murphy’s new collection:

Riparian Vest in Mecha, in Azul Fresco

Riparian Vest in Mecha, in Azul Fresco

Transposed Hat in Rios, Natural and Fresco y Seco

Transposed Hat in Rios, Natural and Fresco y Seco

Transposed Mittens

Transposed Mittens

Triona says:

When your little one is cold, you need warm knits as soon as possible! This collection features five quick-knit accessories and a bulky vest, all sized from baby to child. Superwash Malabrigo yarns are a perfect choice for kids’ knits that are soft, squishy, and washable.

Aureate Hat and Scarf in Mecha, Mostaza

Aureate Hat and Scarf in Mecha, Mostaza

Detail of Aureate Scarf

Detail of Aureate Scarf

Aureate Mittens

Aureate Mittens

 

You can see each pattern on Ravelry by clicking the picture, or see the whole collection here. You can also browse our past MFPP collections 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

Malabrigo Quickies: Reciprocity by Barbara Benson

A yummy twisty cowl for a chilly day! Barbara Benson’s Reciprocity cowl plays with stitch patterns and double-stranding to create a stunning variety of textures with just two yarns.

Reciprocity in Silky Merino in Queguay and Silkpaca in Abril

Reciprocity in Silky Merino in Queguay and Silkpaca in Abril

Barbara says:

The siren call of the highly variegated colors from Malabrigo always sings to me when I am browsing through a yarn store. But at times these colors can be difficult to match up with a pattern that allows them to be as beautiful as they are in the skein. This cowl is my answer to that particular challenge. And while I was at it I asked myself why work with one soft and colorful base when you can work with two at the same time?

Both Silky Merino and Silkpaca are amazingly soft to work with and when you are wearing a cowl you want that softness right up against your skin, so I went short instead of long. For part of the cowl you work with the yarns held together and then you split them up and work with them individually in a simplified sort of double knitting. This allows the solid color to break up the variegation a bit while at the same time presenting a panel of stockinette of the variegation to show off the colors.

The Moebius construction allowed me to make this fully reversible and the pattern includes illustrated instructions on how to do the cast on (and a link to the best video I could find). I chose to use Queguay for the Silky Merino and Abril for the Silkpaca – but I cannot wait to see what colors other knitters pair up. The possibilities are endless.

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You can find Reciprocity on Ravelry here! You can also see all the other 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: Shapely Legs Legwarmers by Knitwise Design

Are your legs shapely, yet chilly? Knitwise Design has just the thing:

Shapely Legs Legwarmers in Merino Worsted, Tiger Lily

Shapely Legs Legwarmers in Merino Worsted, Tiger Lily

The designer says:

No reason to hide your shapely legs in the chilly weather. These legwarmers are shaped from ankle to calf to hug without bagginess. Twisted stitch diamonds spark up the ribbed design and make it an engaging knit.

Hooray for extending skirt season! Shapely Legs Legwarmers are on Ravelry here, and you can take 20% off this pattern through February 10th, 2015 with coupon code snow!

You can also see all the other 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