Faux Taxidermy Knits Book

We love being part of beautiful and interesting projects like Faux Taxidermy Knits, the debut book of Louise Walker, that´ll be aviable from the 26th of September.

You can see more about it in the her web site sincerelylouise.

Mink Stole by Louise Walker.

Mink Stole by Louise Walker.

Louise made one of the designs, that appear in the book, a cute and funny mink stole, with malabrigo yarn, but nothing better than to read the words of the designer, telling us about her book, and about the design she made ​​with our merino worsted:

“Try knitting your own Mink Stole using a lovely and soft Malabrigo’s Merino Worsted Yarn, featured ‘Faux Taxidermy Knits‘. This fun and contemporary book brings you all the fun of hunting without any animals being injured. Knit your own collection of trophy pieces with the book packed with 15 wild projects and split into two sections – wearables and habitat. From giant heads to rugs and scarfs you’ll be head to toe in fabulous quirky faux taxidermy!

We hope you can have the book in their hand and knit your own mink stole, then tell us how’s it going!

Movida Hispana. (In Spanish)

Este es un post muy especial para nosotros, ya que desde hace un tiempo venimos pensando y trabajando en malabrigo habla hispana, y al fin hemos empezado a dar nuestros primeros pasos!

Recientemente se acaba de inaugurar un grupo en Ravelry, malabrigo habla en español, administrado por Trelly Hernández y ElTelardeIxche, acá vas a poder encontrar diseños realizados con hilado malabrigo, y sus patrones van a estar en español y en ingles! Ya puedes ir practicando con unos geniales diseños realizados por Trelly Hernández.  Para que se hagan a la idea y vayan buscando sus agujas, les dejamos unas lindas imágenes de los diseños de Trelly.

Rande hat, diseño de Trelly Hernández

Gorro Rande, diseño de Trelly Hernández

Cuello Xacobeo, diseño Trelly Hernández

Cuello Xacobeo, diseño Trelly Hernández

Gorro Xacobeo, diseño Trelly Hernández

Gorro Xacobeo, diseño Trelly Hernández

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Malabrigo Quickie: Jack of all Trades by Tanja Fleischer

Get ready to show off your knitterly prowess with this impressive hat from Tanja Fleischer!

Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Zarzamora, Indiecita, and Natural colorways.

Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Zarzamora, Indiecita, and Natural colorways.

Tanja says:

Jack of all Trades was inspired by a hat I saw in one of my favorite TV shows. Geeky as I am, it was only a matter of time until one of my designs was fandom related. The hat had similar striping in black and gray, and I thought to myself, wouldn’t something like that look much more awesome in fun Malabrigo colors? I don’t remember how I made the jump from stripes to multicolored cables, but I know my brain works in weird ways sometimes. Fact is, I love the combination, and this hat simply makes me happy everytime I look at it.

Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Vaa, Indiecita and Zarzamora colorways

Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Vaa, Indiecita and Zarzamora colorways

So very cool! You can find Jack of all Trades on Ravelry here (it’s currently 50% off with the code “quickie”, but nab it fast!) or check out 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

Interweave Knits Gifts 2014

The new Interweave Knits Gifts 2014 it’s ready for us to enjoy!, malabrigo is part of this issue with two of their characteristic yarns used to create two hats patterns, both really nice.

One is “Backroad Hats”, an Elizabeth Elliot design made with Merino Worsted (#36 pearl), you only need 1 skein to achieve.

Photo by Joe Hancock | designed by Elizabeth Elliot

Photo by Joe Hancock | Backroad Hats designed by Elizabeth Elliot

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MFPP: Berlin-Wrapped in Red

When it rains, it pours, they say, and today we’ve got another MFPP! This collection, “Berlin-Wrapped in Red”, is the product of six different designers from Yarn Over Berlin.

Monbijou by Julie Cunningham, in Rastita-Cereza colorway.

Monbijou by Julie Cunningham, in Rastita-Cereza colorway.

Spandau by Marion Bulin in Silky Merino- Raspberry

Spandau by Marion Bulin in Silky Merino- Raspberry

 

Spree Shrug by Kimberly Gintar in Sock- Tiziano Red

Spree Shrug by Kimberly Gintar in Sock- Tiziano Red

The designers say:

The eBook “Berlin – Wrapped in Red” is the result of a collaboration between Steffi Palm & Marion Bulin, owners of Yarn over Berlin, and their fabulous and creative friends. It features several Malabrigo yarns used for ten red patterns named after Berlin´s districts, rivers or sights.

 

Tegel by Marion Bulin in Arroyo- English Rose.

Tegel by Marion Bulin in Arroyo- English Rose.

Pfaueninsel by Stefanie Palm in Rios- Jupiter.

Pfaueninsel by Stefanie Palm in Rios- Jupiter.

Berlin Wall- East meets West by Stefanie Palm in Worsted- Fucsia and Tigerlily.

Berlin Wall- East meets West by Stefanie Palm in Worsted- Fucsia and Tigerlily.

Havel by Marion Bulin in Mecha- Cereza.

Berlin Mitte by Claudia Eisenkolb in Sock- Tiziano Red.

Berlin Mitte by Claudia Eisenkolb in Sock- Tiziano Red.

 

Gorgeous designs and such a lovely palette! You can see the patterns on Ravelry by clicking the photos above, or see the whole collection here. You can also browse all of our MFPPs 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: Socks for Spies by Katherine Vaughan

What a fun collection we have for you this month- six sock patterns inspired by cryptography (the study of codes, that is) by Katherine Vaughan!

Short Wave Socks in Arroyo, Archangel

Short Wave Socks in Arroyo, Archangel

Locks and Keys Socks in Sock, Ochre and Indiecita

Locks and Keys Socks in Sock, Ochre and Indiecita

Encode Socks in Sock, Dewberry

Encode Socks in Sock, Dewberry

Katherine says:

I’ve always loved stories about spies and spycraft. From a young age I was able to sing most of the Bond movie themes, and as a 12 year old I created my own cyphertext “code” that used symbols to replace letters. So you can imagine that a recent trip with my daughter to the Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., coupled with reading The Code Book about spycraft and codebreaking, really piqued my lifelong interest in all things secret. This collection let me explore keys and locks, coding and decoding, dead drops, field communication, and my favorite keepers of secrets—archivists. The six socks in this set run the gamut of weights, techniques, and constructions to keep you – literally! – on your toes.

Decode Socks in Sock, Lotus

Decode Socks in Sock, Lotus

What the Librarian Knew Slippers in Rios, Ivy

What the Librarian Knew Slippers in Rios, Ivy

Rock on the Bridge socks in Arroyo, Plomo

Rock on the Bridge socks in Arroyo, Plomo

You can unravel these mysteries (or, wait, no, the opposite of unravel!) over on Ravelry, here. Want more MFPP goodness? You can also browse all of our MFPPs 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 Interweave Knits Fall 2014

We are very pleased with the last number of Interweave Knits Fall 2014! The amazing cover with Ramona Gaynor´s design, knitted with malabrigo it´s a privilege for us.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

The pattern is Redfern Cardigan made with Malabrigo Yarn Rios, superwash merino, Glazed Carrot, this´s a special color, that reminds us of a majestic sunset on a warm fall afternoon.

Photo by Joe Hancock | Designed by Ramona Gaynor

Ramona says about her design: 
“The reversible herringbone pattern creates a versatile collar in the Redfern Cardigan. Wear it buttoned up, with the collar styled as a cowl-neck, or unbuttoned, with the collar folding down over the shoulders. Whichever way it’s worn, the stylish doubled buttons on the collar show.”

Malabrigo Quickie: Tiltawhirl Cowl by Stephannie Tallent

Today’s squooshy Rios Quickie features cables with an extra twist- they tilt!

Tiltawhirl Cowl in Rios, Sunset

Tiltawhirl Cowl in Rios, Sunset

Stephannie says:

Tiltawhirl Cowl is a great small project for someone who’s done one or two simple cabled projects and wants to try something with an extra twist (pun intended). The cable itself leans to the left.

It’s worked in the round with a shifting beginning of round marker. Top and bottom edges are ribbed.

Because of the small repeat, the size of this cowl is very customizable if you choose to work a different size than those offered; just increase or decrease your cast on stitch count in multiples of 7.

Very cool! You can find the Tiltawhirl Cowl on Ravelry here or browse all the 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 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