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 Cadmio 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

MFPP: North Sea by Amanda Bell

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Looking at this beautiful Scandinavian-inspired collection by Amanda Bell, I’m suddenly feeling better about all the cold dark days ahead. After all, that is when wool shines brightest! So just in time for the solstice, here are some wintery knits to warm your bones:

Hellisey

Hellisey, in Chunky. Colorways Pearl Ten, Polar Morn, Continental, and Apple Green.

Arctic Cottongrass

Arctic Cottongrass in Rios. Adult hat shown in Jupiter and Sandbank, child hat shown in Sunset and Paris Night.

Amanda says:

North Sea is a collection of patterns loosely inspired by the knitting traditions of the Scandinavian region, and named for flora, fauna, and geographical features of the area. The collection includes two accessory patterns: a small, textured shawl with practical, Faroese-style shaping, and a hat sized for babies through adults with a Norwegian-inspired colorwork snowflake motif (and a Latvian braid detail – remember: loosely inspired). Then there are three sweater patterns: both a kids’ and women’s version of a riff on the iconic circular-yoked Icelandic Lopapeysa sweater, as well as a fitted, steeked women’s cardigan with a cozy shawl collar and a simple, stranded zigzag motif that can be found in colorwork patterns throughout the region.
The patterns are knit in a range of Malabrigo bases: a variegated colorway of luxurious Silky Merino is a perfect match for a slipped-stitch pattern in the shawl, ultra-comfy Merino Worsted in strongly contrasting semisolids for the cardigan lets the colorwork shine, Chunky gets the snuggly, relaxed yoked pullovers done in short order, and Rios makes a durable, soft, and warm hat for kids and adults alike.

Brandur

Brandur in Chunky, in Cypress, Emerald, and Apple Green.

Capercaillie

Capercaillie in Silky Merino, colorway Zarzamora.

Marsh Marigold

Marsh Marigold in Merino Worsted, colorways Blue Graphite, Verde Adriana, and Frank Ochre.

Beautiful- such fantastic detailing! 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 Quickies: Flower Power Cowl and Mittens by Anne Podlesak

(this Quickie post should have gone up two weeks ago- our bad! But it’s still gorgeous ;-) )

Today we’ve got a Quickie set! Turn heads with this stunning stranded floral cowl and mitten set by Anne Podlesak.

Flower Power Mittens and Cowl in Arroyo, Black and English Rose

Flower Power Mittens and Cowl in Arroyo, Black and English Rose

Anne describes the set as:

A pair of fun, funky, floral motif colorwork mittens, worked using stranded/Fair Isle technique, with two colors of Malabrigo Yarn’s Arroyo sportweight. The mittens are knit in the round, beginning at the cuffs where a corrugated ribbing is knit. They are then worked from the cuff upward, with a gusset thumb. This pattern is suitable for knitters with a bit of experience reading charts and working stranded knitting, but can be tackled with a bit of patience by less experienced knitters.

You can find the Flower Power Mittens here, and the Cowl here. Or, have a look at 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 Quickies: Honeyguide by Andrea Sanchez

Today’s Quickie by Andrea Sanchez in our newest yarn, Mecha, is sure to keep you cozy (and I bet you could even squeeze one in before the holidays if you need a last minute gift!)

Honeyguide in Mecha, in Volcan

Honeyguide in Mecha, in Volcan

Andrea says:

A thick and cozy scarf knits up quickly using bulky Mecha. Ribbing creates a fabric that is squishable and warm, while making honeycomb cables completely reversible. Tapered ends and large pompoms keep this scarf fun!

Yum, so squishy! You can find Honeyguide 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

Book 7: Rasta in Brooklyn!

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Yes I know we just announced Book 6, but, surprise! Book 7 is here as well! This book is another collaboration with the folks over at Vogue Knitting (as was Book 5, “In Soho”.) This book is completely centered around the one and only RASTA! These patterns are quick, colorful, and oh so cozy. Just a few peeks at what’s inside:

Bushwick

Bushwick

Columbia Waterfront

Columbia Waterfront

The Heights

The Heights

Gowanus

Gowanus

You can browse all the patterns on Ravelry, here! The book is currently available in LYSes where Malabrigo is sold (and if you don’t have one nearby, some online LYSes are stocking it as well.)