Popular on Instagram for April, 2018
We're back for the most liked by you pictures on our IG feed for the month of Aptil. It's back to having a bit of a mix, between skeins, shawls and sweaters.
Let's see how it went!
Which one is your favourite?
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See you next month!
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 Todi Fingerless Mitts and Headband
and Todi Headband.
Both pieces feature a wonderful mixture of textures which play beautifully with the range of blues found in Solis. The main texture has so much movement that it will also work beautifully with any of our more colorful colorways.
When asked about her inspiration for this pattern she had the following to say.
I absolutely love variegated yarns and working with color. But combining sudden color changes and stitch patterns can sometimes be a challenge. For this design I decided to focus on texture and form, in a way that the stitches would blend in the colors. With strong lines and a change in the direction of knitting this blend is achieved quite effortlessly. And the slightly felted structure of Rastita is just what's needed to let all these features shine.
Add in the fact that you can work both patterns with only one skein of Rastita and you have a recipe for a ton of knitting fun. The only question left to answer is what color will you knit these in?
ps: As an introductory offer the designer is offering 25% off when you use the coupon code TODI25 at check out. This offer is good until the 13th of May.
Malabrigo Quickie: Mountainside Toque
Fresh from the mountains for April designer Abbye Dahl has designed a wonderfully textured toque in the amazingly soft Dos Tierras. A truly unisex piece Abbye has knit the pattern up in two different colors (Indicita and Cirrus Gray) so that we can see the different looks possible with this elegant canvas.
The fun texture featured on the brim is perfect for mixing up the colors in our more variegated color ways so you can be adventurous in your choices and make more than one of these great hats.
With the combination of alpaca and merino found in Dos Tierras you can also count on this hat to keep your head warm.
When asked to tell us a little about the design and concept behind this pattern Abbye had the following to say.
The Mountainside Toque is the perfect project for an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter. The instructions allow for a variety of toque shapes and sizes, including a fitted beanie, as well as a more slouchy toque style. The simple and repetitive brim stitch adds the perfect amount of interest, and would look amazing in any of Malabrigos Dos Tierras colourways. My favourites, Archangle, Indiecita, Cirrus Grey, and Aniversario.
Skills required: Knitting in the round, basic knit decreases, slipped stitches.
What color do you think you'll knit this in?