Popular on Instagram for March, 2018

This entry was posted on 4th April, 2018 by vero .

Hi again!
We're back for the most liked by you pictures on our IG feed for the month of March. It came as quite the surprise, because the result is very different this month, as you'll be able to see.

Let's get to it!
 

Skein of malabrigo Arroyo in Poción. Posted to Instagram by  @fyfa_fashion

Skein of malabrigo Rios in Hojas and Lettuce . Posted to Instagram by  @1001fonal

Gems and Jewels Shawl by Alina Appasova, knitted using malabrigo Sock in Solis, Indiecita, Lettuce, Primavera, Lotus, Archangel, Terracotta and Light of Love.

Skein of malabrigo Mechita and Mora in Piedras . Posted to Instagram by  @hellskitsch

Skein of malabrigo Mechita  in Carnival and Paris Night. Posted to Instagram by  @twentyeightstreet

 

Celtic Myths by Asita Krebs, knitted by AnnelieseEWilke using
malabrigo Arroyo in Coffee Toffee .

Don't forget that you can have your voice heard too, by liking your favourite posts on our feed :)

See you next month!
 

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We really enjoy showcasing the work knitters do with our yarns, and have dedicated most of our presence online to do so. Obviously one of the reasons is it's the best way to show our product, for others to see how it looks when worked up in different patterns, but we also think it's important to put a big spotlight on the knitters out there that do a wonderful job.

It's in this spirit that we would like to leave in the blog the 5 projects that you liked best from our Instagram account, as a sort of snapshot of the month.

Malabrigo Quickie: Springs Around the Corner Cowl

This entry was posted on 30th March, 2018 by Barbara .

A close to the neck cowl is the perfect way to indulge in the amazingly soft feel of our base Finito. Designer Mary E Rose has created this beautifully textured pattern that allows you quickly knit up a celebration of Spring aptly named Spring's Around the Corner!

I love that the designer chose to knit this up in Estragon. The pale but rich green makes me think of the very first tips of flowers as they push their way up through the soil. A promise of weather to come when things might be a bit dreary.

When asked for a few thoughts on her design Mary related the Spring experience in her home.

Early Spring  in Ohio is a fickle time of year.  This year we welcomed the first full day of spring with a snow storm, but just a few days before it was warm enough to leave my jacket at home. Some mornings when out for a walk I need my thick woolen scarf and hat, but the ones I enjoy the most of the brisk but sunny, where I need just a little something to keep the chill off my neck, but not the bulk of a worsted weight scarf.  But, I am picky.  I like cowls and scarves to look pretty on both sides.

This variation of cocoon stitch fits that requirement, and also reminds me that in the late winter and early spring, under the snow and frozen ground, seeds lie cocooned in earth, waiting for things to warm up enough for them to finally break free and grow into the flowers and bushes that line the paths I walk at my local park.

Of course, any of the amazing colors of Finito would work great in this pattern. What color do you think you would choose?