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

Movida hispana: Made in Galicia

Retomando nuestra movida hispana, queremos compartir con ustedes “Made in Galicia”, el nuevo e-book de Trelly Hernandez, una colección que nos dejará los pies bien calentitos! :)

Today we want to share with you, “Made in Galicia” the new e-book of Trelly Hernandez, a collection that it will keep our feet so warmy! 

Made in Galicia, por Trelly Hernandez

Made in Galicia, por Trelly Hernandez

Tartaruga Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Tartaruga Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Made in Galicia se compone de cinco diseños bien coquetos, Carballo Socks, Tartaruga socks, Lembranza socks, Avoa socks y Xiada socks. Todos ellos están realizados con malabrigo Ríos, pero Trelly nos sugiere probarlos, también, con malabrigo Sock.

Made in Galicia is formed of five designs really flirty, Carballo Socks, Tartaruga socks, Lembranza socks, Avoa socks y Xiada socks. All of them are made in malabrigo Rios, but Trelly suggests us that we try out with malabrigo Sock also.

Carballo y Xiada Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Carballo y Xiada Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Cual tejerías primero? Si aún no te decides, te recomendamos que veas en detalle cada diseño en Ravelry.

Which one you will knit first? If you can not decide yet, we recommended  that you take a look on Ravelry.

Avoa y Lembranza Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

Avoa y Lembranza Socks, por Trelly Hernandez

 

 

 

Malabrigo Quickie: Swedish Huckaback Hat by Lisa McFetridge

When I think of beautiful (and often wintery) motifs, Scandinavia always comes to mind- and this gorgeous Swedish Huckaback Hat by Lisa McFetridge is a wonderful example!

Swedish Huckaback Hat in Rios, Bobby Blue and Natural

Swedish Huckaback Hat in Rios, Bobby Blue and Natural

Lisa says:

This Malabrigo Quickie Hat is one in a series of hats exploring world cultures and looking for new knitting inspiration in crafts, ethnic art and other areas not normally associated with knitting. Embroidery Samplers provided the Chickens in the first border, and Swedish Huck Weaving (which is really embroidery ) gave the idea for the angular motif in the upper section of the hat. Many Huck pieces remind me of reflecting pools, the bottom section often the mirror image of what is above. There is even a tip of the hat, if you will, to the Saami people, some of whom live in the north of Sweden, as the diamonds symbolize the sun to this indigenous ethnic group.. Three different inspirations blending into one hat in 3 sizes: Infant, Child & Adult, and all worked in soft Malabrigo Rios Worsted. The richness of the colors of Rios can’t be seen properly in a photo, the depth of the blues is amazing, like old, loved denim. It make a hat that is soft, warm & more than just a little Swedish. Enjoy.

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What a neat design- I’m a sucker for those tassels! You can see the Swedish Huckaback Hat on Ravelry here, or browse all the 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

Visiting the malabrigo mill

Some weeks ago we had the visit of Joji, Andrea and Nash, and we spent a great time with the girls.

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Then, to our surprise, Nash made a detailed podcast about their visit to the mill! We think that she describe the atmosphere of malabrigo so well!
So, we want to share with you this wonderful video of Nash!

Thanks Nash! :)

Malabrigo Quickies: Iker by Terri Kruse

The first Quickie of the year is a snappy little shawlette by Terri Kruse- introducing Iker:

Iker in Sock, Black and Natural

Iker in Sock, Black and Natural

Terri says:

First of all, I will answer the question of, “How do I pronounce that?” It is pronounced: Eeker, Iker is a long, slightly curved, sideways knit, scarf that utilizes short row wedges and stripes for visual interest.

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Very striking- you could have a lot of fun with color combinations with this one! You can find Iker on Ravelry here, or browse all the 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: Alternate, Basal and Cauline by Bunnymuff

Time to kick off another year of MFPPs with this beautiful collection by Bunnymuff/Mona:

Avignon Shawl in Silkpaca, in Sunset

Avignon Shawl in Silkpaca, in Sunset 

Castalia Poncho in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Castalia Poncho in Silky Merino, Manzanilla Olive

Mona says:

There are three types of biomimicry – one is copying form and shape, another is copying a process, like photosynthesis in a leaf, and the third is mimicking at an ecosystem’s level, like building a nature-inspired city. – Janine Benyus
We find comfort and continue to yearn for a connection with other species. For many of us, flora inspires us to knit. We enjoy the feeling of leaves and flowers knitted into the materials that decorate and keep us warm. This is a compilation of knitting patterns exploring our need for biomimicry.

Taiga Shawl in Sock, Impressionist Sky

Taiga Shawl in Sock, Impressionist Sky

Parvifolia Cowl in Silkpaca, Sunset

Parvifolia Cowl in Silkpaca, Sunset

Cool concept and beautiful execution! You can find the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click each photo to go to the individual patterns. 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 in Knitscene Spring 2015

malabrigo is part of the latest Knitscene, Spring 2015!

We made our contribution in the beautiful Gilt Suéter, designed by Emma Welford that was made with malabrigo Lace in Sunset and Cadmium colorways.

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Gilt Suéter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

In this number of Knitscene you can find awesome garments:
“Bristol Ivy is our featured designer and in characteristic Bristol fashion, she’s created four incredible pieces that explore fabric and construction and are simply stunning; our largest story is Gold Dust Woman, featuring nine incredible projects in various shades of golden yarn; we have five projects featuring pockets and one of our wonderful tech editors, Karen Frisa, has broken down a few different ways to work pockets into knitted fabric; finally, we have five more projects incorporating cables at a looser gauge in cute spring-time projects. Emma Welford shares tips with our readers on how to choose the perfect projects for warm-weather wear. ”

Gilt Suéter, designed by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Gilt Suéter, designed by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

We recommend with enthusiasm, have a look at this number! is impredible!

Gilt Suéter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography

Gilt Suéter by Emma Welford | Knitscene/Harper Point Photography