MFPP: Field Journal by Meghan Jackson

Field Journal Meghan Jackson ebook cover

 

I am just loving today’s mushroom-inspired collection by Meghan Jackson! Let’s dive on in, shall we?

 

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Bracket Form in Malabrigo Sock, in Ochre

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Foraging in Arroyo, colorway Sandbank

Meghan says:

Field Journal is a knitwear collection that includes a cardigan, two shawls, a cowl, and wristlets inspired by mushrooms, both in nature and folklore. Modern details mean the projects are simple enough to bring on a hike in your backpack if you have a few minutes to knit, yet sophisticated enough to wear anywhere. Lightweight Malabrigo yarns in vibrant earthy colours are featured prominently in garter, broken rib, eyelets, and other uncomplicated stitches. I hope you enjoy knitting these five nature sketches:

Foraging
A comfortable shawl-front cardigan that’s perfect for nature walks. Knit in one piece with slim ¾ sleeves and casual lace details. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Sand Bank.

Gill
The clean organic lines of mushroom gills create a subtle modern shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Natural.

Mycelium
Luxury yarn and simple stitches become pretty retro wristlets with a little bit of cross stitch. Knit in Malabrigo Silkpaca in Ravelry Red with embellishments in Malabrigo Lace.

Spore print
A mushroom cap knit with the simplest of stitches and shaping makes a striking wear anywhere cowl. Knit in Malabrigo Arroyo in Volcan.

Bracket form
Bracket form mushrooms are reflected in a swirly bias-knit garter stitch shawl. Knit in Malabrigo Sock in Ochre.

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Spore Print in Arroyo, Volcan

Gill Pattern in Sock, Natural

Gill in Sock, Natural

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

Mycelium in Silkpaca in Ravelry Red, with accents in various colors of Lace

 

Gorgeous collection- just goes to show that wonderful knitting inspiration can be found in the unlikeliest of places!

You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual pictures to go to each pattern’s page. 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

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Quickies: Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi

Today’s Quickie really lives up to the Quickie name! Introducing Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi:

 

Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black

Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black

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What a great little gift knit! You can find Corner of the Roof on Ravelry, or you can 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

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Quickies: Convertible Cowl/Hat by Alice Tang

This week’s clever Quickie is two accessories in one!

 

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted

 

Designer Alice Tang says:

This cowl/hat is knitted in a spiral cable pattern – both text and chart instructions provided. There is an I-Cord drawstring that cinches one edge to become a hat. Keeping either your head or your neck warm as needed. Pom poms on the ends are optional.

 

Super cute!! I always love a good pompom or two. You can find the Convertible Cowl/Hat on Ravelry, or you can 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

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MFPP: A la French #3: Golden by Emilie Berger

This month’s MFPP by Emilie Berger focuses on some of my favorite Malabrigo colorways- the golds! Specifically Glitter and Laguna Negra. Mmmmdelightful!

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

Blankie Wrap in Arroyo, Glitter and Natural

 

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

The Clutch, in Rasta Laguna Negra

Emilie says:

The collection is called “golden” and I got inspired by the golden evening light of Florida where I have moved a year ago. Everything turns to yellows and oranges, and it is just so pretty ! It is also a pun, because I feel so “golden”, so lucky to have moved here and to be in a great space in my life right now and to be so happy in my personal life. It is also an attempt to show people that we are all lucky in one way or another, that you have to choose to see things and life from a positive perspective :)

The collection is composed of 3 pieces:
- a very versatile shawl, that you can also use as a scarf, wrap, and even little blanket to put on your cold feet or to cover a baby
- a clutch because you always need a trendy knitted accessory in life, right ?
- a headband because they always save the day and make you look chic even though you’re having a bad hair day.

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

Good Hair Day in Mecha, Glitter

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You can see the whole collection on Ravelry here, or click the individual pictures to go to each pattern’s page. 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

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Quickies: Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham

Today’s Quickie is a tricksy one! Introducing the Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham:

 

Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño

Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño

 

Beth says:

I love to learn new things so I can share them with my crochet students. In Moby Trick, adventurous advanced beginners will discover how a simple seed stitch pattern combines with a deliberate twist in the foundation chain to create a lightweight, eye-catching Mobius accessory. A single skein of Malabrigo Sock in Caribeño is all that’s needed for this seagoing scarf inspired by the dappled evening waters of the California coast.

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Lovely work, Beth! You can find the Moby Trick Scarf on Ravelry here, or you can 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

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Winner of Stitch Seekers Giveaway

It’s been a week! I plugged in the numbers over at Random.org and the winner is…… tetti!!! Tetti I’ll be getting in touch shortly to deliver your prize :-)

Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Mal Spotting: Stitch Seekers Edition One and Giveaway!

The very first edition of Stitch Seekers recently came out, and boy is it a beauty! I have to say, I’m a sucker for gorgeous styling and this hits me right in the “swoon”  part of the brain. And even better? It’s chock full of Malabrigo yumminess! Shall we peruse?

(Click the photos to go to the pattern on Ravelry!)

Eat Cake by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky

Eat Cake by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky, Water Green colorway.

 

Clan Westwood by Deborah Moore in Worsted

Clan Westwood by Deborah Moore in Worsted in Strawberry Fields and Sweet Grape colorways, and Silky Merino in Madre Perla.

 

Crop Fop by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky

Crop Fop by Rhiannon McCulloch in Chunky in Water Green colorway.

Go Shorty by Rhiannon McCulloch in Sock and Arroyo

Go Shorty by Rhiannon McCulloch in Sock in Violeta Africana, and Arroyo in Purpuras

Luminaire by Deborah Moore in Silkpaca

Luminaire by Deborah Moore in Silkpaca, Pearl colorway

And the best part of all? One of you will win an ebook copy of the issue! All you have to do is check out Edition 1 and report back to the comments here to tell us which pattern is your favorite. In one week (March 18th) we’ll pick a winner! (Psst- make sure we know how to contact you if you win!)

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Quickie: Block Mittens by Jenise Reid

Today’s Quickie from Jenise Reid is just right for the never-ending winter I seem to be stuck in up here in Michigan (I’m very jealous of the Uruguay crew down in their 77-degree early-fall weather!) Unique construction makes these more than your average mitts!

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.

Jenise says:

Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look.

The instructions are written out line by line with all the numbers, or you can use the loose instructions to knit up your own pair using a different gauge altogether. Because of the unique order of construction, Block can be custom fitted as-you-go. Yep – no need to calculate all the picky numbers and do endless math before you even cast on. Feel free to “cheat” by casting on and knitting the first rows. Take your gauge from what you have, plug the numbers (ie, stitches to an inch, rows to an inch) into the provided equation to double check that it will square out, and keep going. That’s all the math you need!
Lots of schematics to show how it works – otherwise this might be tricky the first time you try!

Use either a solid yarn, a self striping/hand dyed, or try two colors for the “block stripe”. The mittens used one skein of either Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted (along with scraps of the second color of worsted)

 

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.

 

Very cool! You can check out the Block Mittens on Ravelry here, or peruse  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

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Quickies: Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund

Today’s Quickie is actually two! Introducing the Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund:

Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco

Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco

 

Julliana says:

Winding Journey Hat and Fingerless Mitts uses just one skein of Malabrigo Arroyo for the entire set in all but the largest size. Worked flat until the crown shaping, this pattern includes just enough interest in the cable-lace panel to keep it engaging, and plenty of stockinette to make it a quick project.

“Winding Journey” was born out of a desire to give back to the Northern Utah Autism Program. Both of my sons have benefited from this pre-school for children on the autism spectrum. While I wanted to design something that represented our family’s journey, it took some time for me to bring it all together.

Having autistic children brings a lot of twists and turns into your life, represented by the cable pattern. But, even with all these unexpected detours something beautiful comes out of the experience. This is represented by the leaf pattern growing out of the cables. Finally, we’ve come to realize that although we often feel separated from “typical” families, it is only when we come together as a community that we can all learn and grow together. The buttons holding together the two edges of fabric represent this unity.

To support this amazing pre-school I’ve decided that all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to NUAP. I will also be running a KAL on my blog and podcast (Equal Opportunity Crafter Podcast). We will start on February 18 and run through March 31. There will be prizes along the way and in the end we’ll all be a little warmer!

Winding Journey Mitts

Winding Journey Mitts

What a beautiful pattern for a wonderful cause! You can find Winding Journey on Ravelry here, or you can see 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

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Quickies: Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy

We’ve got a lovely Quickie for you crocheters today! Introducing the Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy:

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.

 

You can find the Elegance Gloves on Ravelry here, or you can see 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

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