Malabrigo Quickie: 14 Button Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

What a fun Quickie we have today! I love patterns that can be worn differently, and the 14 buttons of the 14 Button Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen make it super versatile!

14 Button Cowl in Silky Merino, Azules

14 Button Cowl in Silky Merino, Azules

Beatrice says:

This is a fun cowl with many options. Fully buttoned, the piece is a cowl with buttons traveling all the way around the circumference or neck. Unbuttoned, the piece can be worn as a scarf or shawl, or buttoned only partially for something in between. The all over eyelet pattern is fun to knit and lends a great texture.

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So neat, I hope I see it in person someday so I can play around with all the shapes and combinations (or of course, find time to make one!) You can find the 14 Button Cowl on Ravelry here  or peruse  all the Quickies here. Great job Beatrice!

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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: Blue Waves by Muriela

It may be winter down in Uruguay (though weather.com tells me it’s awfully mild at the moment!) but for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is well underway! A fine time for this beachy collection from Muriela:

Uhaina in Silky Merino, in Indiecita

Uhaina in Silky Merino, in Indiecita

Nerea in Arroyo, English Rose

Nerea in Arroyo, English Rose

Muriel says:

I am very fortunate to live beside the sea, in the Basque Country in the south west of France. The bright blue of the sea and its waves, which are sometimes less calm than they first appear, inspired me to design this collection around that theme.
A unisex slouch hat, Aloe, is blue like the sea in the magnificent Rios Bobby Blue: knit seamlessly in the round and modeled by my son, Clément.
Aia is a simple shawl with alternating garter stitch and stockinette bands and a wave pattern border: the version in Silky Merino is modeled by Saioa, that in Rios by Manon.
You will also find this wave pattern in the short sleeved pullover, Uhaina, as modeled by Manon, designed to be worn next to the skin in oh so soft Silky Merino with delicate lace detail on the sleeves and sides.
On my daughter Anuhea’s sweater top (Nerea) a different, yet still easy to knit, wave pattern and the tones in Arroyo creating a unique result every time.

Aloe in Rios, Bobby Blue

Aloe in Rios, Bobby Blue

Aia in Silky Merino, Indiecita

Aia in Silky Merino, Indiecita

Aia in Rios, Bobby Blue and Sand Bank

Aia in Rios, Bobby Blue and Sand Bank

Oh to be knitting on a French beach right now! You can see the full Blue Waves collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual photos to go straight to the pattern pages. 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

Malabrigo Quickie: Sisterhood by Marina Orry

Today’s Quickie is a charming cabled cap in one of my favorite colorways! Meet Sisterhood by Marina Orry:

Sisterhood in Rios, in the Glitter colorway.

Sisterhood in Rios, in the Glitter colorway.

Marina sends us this quote:

Sisterhood is many things. It’s a warm smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello… It’s all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It’s treasured. It’s sacred. It’s knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It’s dreams shared, and goals achieved. It’s counting on others and being counted on. It is real.
– unknown author.

You can find Sisterhood on Ravelry here (Read closely, there’s a sale this week!) or check out all the Quickies here. Lovely work Marina!

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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 Quickie: Ardence by Amanda Collins

Our Quickie today is this pair of lace beauties from Amanda Collins!

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan

Amanda says:

Flowing from gentle lace waves to a pattern reminiscent of burning flame, Ardence is a visually appealing yet simple scarf pattern, with matching hat. The hat is knitted bottom up, first with 4mm needles for ribbing, moving onto 4.5mm needles for the body of the hat. Decreases are in pattern to minimise disruption of the flame stitch. The Ardence scarf is a quick and satisfying lace project. Knit flat, Ardence begins in one type of lace stitch, merging into the second approximately 2/3 through. Edges are knit garter to preserve accessory shape.

Close up of lace detail

Close up of lace detail

What a beautiful set! A lacy pattern in Arroyo is the perfect thing to knit during the summer, but will still be cozy for fall. You can find Ardence on Ravelry, or also 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

Malabrigo Yarn Rastita in Knitty, First Fall 2014

A new edition of Knitty is out! It contains a beautiful cropped cardi, called Double Take by Jenice Reid.Double take by Jenise Reid

In the words of the designer:

From the front, a cropped cardi. From the back, a hip length sweater with a neat overlapped yoke. Bet you have to look twice to figure it out!

Interestingly, this sweater does not use any short rows. All that crazy shaping comes from increases and decreases setting the sides on bias! Then, to fill in the low back, the front border is knit out and grafted in.

Double take by Jenise Reid

It’s designed for Malabrigo Rastita, showed in the colourway Dewberry. Instructions come for seven sizes, and you will need between 900 (3 skeins) and 1800 (6 skeins) yards of Rastita, depending on the size you make.

For more information, visit the pattern page on Knitty or Ravelry.

- Verónica

Malabrigo Quickie: Oscillation Scarf by Triona Murphy

Today’s Quickie is an elegantly wavy scarf by Triona Murphy! Introducing the Oscillation Scarf:

Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool

Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool

Triona says:

A snakey cable pattern (provided in both chart and written-out form) adds texture and visual interest to this casual scarf. The pattern is easy to memorize and is good for breaking up pooling in semi-solid colorways.

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Such a pretty design! You can find Oscillation Scarf on Ravelry here, or also have a look through 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

Interweave KnitScene, Accesories 2014

The Interweave KnitScene Accessories 2014 edition has hit the magazine stands and features a pattern knitted with Malabrigo.

The pattern is Peacock Ascot by Simone Kereit. It uses 2 skeins of Silky Merino in 412 Teal Feather Colorway. 

Silky Merino is our DK weight half silk – half merino yarn. In this color it mimics the sheen of bird feathers, while a simple stitch pattern evokes the idea of peacock feathers. Pair with some eye-catching buttons for added oomph.

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Photo by Nathan Rega and Caleb Young of Harper Point Photography

Buy the magazine here.

 

Knits inspired by the past

We spotted Malabrigo Sock and Silky Merino in New Vintage Lace, a pattern book by Andrea Jurgrau.

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She adapted traditional accessories designs in lace yarns to modern styles to make them fresh and wearable with a vintage inspiration. The books is fully charted and explains special stitches, proper blocking and other techniques for lace yarns.

The patterns that use Malabrigo are

Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock
Clematis Beanie, Silky Merino

© Joe Hancock Giverny Beret, Sock

© Joe Hancock
Giverny Beret

Malabrigo Quickie: Kaleidoscope by Kimberly Voisin

Today’s Quickie is a stunning hat by Kimberly Voisin- one which certainly resembles its namesake! Meet Kaleidoscope:

Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras

Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras

Kimberly says:

Kaleidoscope is the perfect knit for those gorgeous variegated skeins that are so hard to resist. The faceted texture of the hat showcases the uniqueness of multicoloured yarn while preventing the dreaded pooling effect.

This hat is created by working the brim flat and then picking up the stitches along the brim edge to work in the round. The kaleidoscope pattern of the hat is created with a slip stitch pattern which is worked in the round with 1 colour at a time. The hat can be worked in 1 colour or 2.

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Such a gorgeous stitch and perfect color combo! You can find Kaleidoscope on Ravelry here, or also 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

посадка на россии

We have great news…

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Malabrigo has landed at Russian territories. And we are glad to have more and more russian knitters enjoying our yarn every day.

Look at some of the beauties they have been knitting and posting on Instagram:

maria_levine on Instagram

Click the picture to go to @maria_levine on Instagram

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Click the picture to go to @elnastasiya on Instagram

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Click the picture to go to @glamourknits on Instagram

There is more. Now we have a fanpage on Vkontakte, a popular russian social net.

www.vk.com/malabrigo

Share your feelings, thoughts, knits and find out the latest news about malabrigo yarn in russian.  / делитесь своими чувствами, ассоциациями, мыслями и фантазиями и узнавайте самую последнюю информацию о пряже Malabrigo.   

 

In case you are now feeling russian-inspired.. 

Russian hat (Ideal yarns: Worsted in #510 Chapel Stone from our true solids. Or Twist. We have plenty of beige colors but I believe this patterns would look great in grey too)

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Matrioska vest for little girls (Ideal yarn: Finito)

Crochet matrioskas (Ideal yarn: Silky Merino)

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Thank you, Russia! / спасибо, Россия!