Will My Skeins Match?

This entry was posted on 27th April, 2017 by .

What exactly is a dye lot? In conventional yarn dying the fiber is frequently dyed before it is even spun and they designate the large batch of fiber that they are dying with a number, the lot number. That specific color can vary from lot to lot so it is recommended that if you want your yarn to match perfectly you purchase skeins from the same lot number.

At malabrigo we hand dye the spun yarn in smaller batches and because of this colors may vary from skein to skein, even within the same dye lot. This characteristic increases in variegated colors and there are specific colorways that do not have a dye lot at all. 

For these highly variegated yarns the absorption of the dye can vary even within the same batch so the idea of dye lot doesn't apply. Each skein is has its own unique beauty and to create a multi-skein project the knitter will need to just choose the skeins that are the most similar and alternate skeins while knitting to blend the colors together. 

We have put together the following list of no dye lot colors: 

 

Pradera      Boreal Diana Whales Road
Arco Iris Queguay Zarzamora Primavera
Aniversario Lluvia Lotus Chuy
Indiecita Marte Pocion Mares
Piedras Salpicado Soriano Liquidambar
Archangel        Baya Electrica        Laguna Negra         

Malabrigo and "Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet"

This entry was posted on 24th February, 2016 .
Happy to share with you a beautiful crochet project made with malabrigo Rios in Indiecita color.
Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color. Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.
You can find this crochet pattern in the last number of Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochetspring 2016.
Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet. Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

Malabrigo in Interweave Knits Fall 2014

This entry was posted on 6th August, 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."

Pantone + Malabrigo

This entry was posted on 4th February, 2014 .
While we're no slave to color trends (I say Emerald is just as beautiful this year as it was last year!) it's always fun to see what the Pantone reports indicate will be popular each year. With the new Spring 2014 report out, we thought it'd be fun to go swatch-diving and see what Malabrigo colorways fit the bill!  
Image from pantone.com Image from pantone.com
pantonesmall Top row: Worsted in "Blue Surf", "Water Green", "Applewood", and "Garnet", Rastita in "Sabidura"
Bottom row: Chunky in "Periwinkle", Silky Merino in "Cape Cod Gray", Worsted in "Sauterne", Lace in "Glazed Carrot", Lace in "Buscando Azul"
  (I thought it was funny that "Paloma" is one of the Pantone colors...but our colorway "Paloma" wasn't quite the best match for it, haha. Close, though!)  
Image from pantone.com Image from pantone.com
Or perhaps you're in love with the "Color of the Year", Radiant Orchid. We've got ya covered:
Row 1: Lace in Row 1: Lace in "Brisa", Worsted in "Orchid", Silky Merino in "Wisteria", Silkpaca in "Damask", Arroyo in Borraja.
Row 2: Lace in "Orchid", Rastita in "Sabidura", Silkpaca in "Hollyhock", Nube in "Sabidura", Worsted in "Velvet Grapes".
Row 3: Silky Merino in "Plum Blossom", Worsted in "Hollyhock", Mecha in "Borraja", Rasta in "Baya Electrica", Mecha in "Paysandu".
Row 4: Rios in "Lotus", Worsted in "Purple Magic", Lace in "Cuarzo", Gruesa in "Polygala", Sock in "Violeta Africana.
I have to say, this Orchid stuff is starting to grow on me. Though, dear Pantone powers-that-be, for consideration for 2015, I'd like to submit my BFF Frank. Huh? How 'bout it? #FrankOchre4life

-Alex

Fluo arrives to yarn stores!

This entry was posted on 18th September, 2013 .
Remember this?  
Glowing Sheep in Worsted Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Fluo
After some ups and downs it will FINALLY start to show up in local yarn stores! And together with Fluo it's sister, Very Berry
Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Very Berry Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Very Berry
What do you think? I'm envisioning lots of beautiful SHINY knits for this coming winter in the northern hemisphere. It will be difficult to not be seen with a handknit in any of these two colourways, I believe! Locate the stores close to you, or look for online stores that carry our yarns by visiting the Locate a Store link on our site.

- Verónica

 

Color Feature: Wise

This entry was posted on 29th July, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user Photo by flickr user "Sukanto Debnath", used under creative commons license.
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Twist in Azul Profundo, Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Silkpaca in Pagoda, Worsted in Applewood. Bottom row: Rios in Fresco y Seco, Arroyo in Black, Chunky in Bergamota, Finito in Bronce. Top row: Twist in Azul Profundo, Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Silkpaca in Pagoda, Worsted in Applewood. Bottom row: Rios in Fresco y Seco, Arroyo in Black, Chunky in Bergamota, Finito in Bronce.
  Pssst! Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!  

-Alex

Color Feature: Colored Pencils (all Worsted!)

This entry was posted on 22nd July, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user Photo by flickr user "Dave Haygarth", used under creative commons license.
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Worsted colorways...  
Top row: Worsted in Jewel Blue, Bobby Blue, VAA, and Sapphire Green. Bottom row: Worsted in Black, Garnet, Pollen, and Fucsia. Top row: Worsted in Jewel Blue, Bobby Blue, VAA, and Sapphire Green. Bottom row: Worsted in Black, Garnet, Pollen, and Fucsia.

- Alex

Color Feature: Fire on the Mountain (all Silk Blends!)

This entry was posted on 15th July, 2013 .
Photo submitted by Moira Engel Photo submitted by Moira Engel
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways in Silkpaca or Silky Merino...  
Top row: Silky Merino in Smoke, London Sky, Madre Perla, and Camote. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Pollen, Frost, and Polar Morn. Top row: Silky Merino in Smoke, London Sky, Madre Perla, and Camote. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Pollen, Frost, and Polar Morn.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

 -Alex

Color Feature: Bookshelves (All Mecha!)

This entry was posted on 8th July, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user Photo by flickr user "Moyan_Brenn", used under creative commons license
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Mecha Colorways...  
Top row: Mecha in Tabacos, Chircas, Whales Road, and Black. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Glitter, Plomo, and Piedras. Top row: Mecha in Tabacos, Chircas, Whales Road, and Black. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Glitter, Plomo, and Piedras.

- Alex

Color Feature: Little Eggs

This entry was posted on 10th June, 2013 .
Photo submitted by Meryl Carver Photo submitted by Meryl Carver
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Rasta in Belgian Chocolate, Worsted in Sotobosque, Worsted in Rich Chocolate, Silky Merino in Turquoise. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl, Lace in Mariposa, Worsted in Pale Khaki, Chunky in Water Green. Top row: Rasta in Belgian Chocolate, Worsted in Sotobosque, Worsted in Rich Chocolate, Silky Merino in Turquoise. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl, Lace in Mariposa, Worsted in Pale Khaki, Chunky in Water Green.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!
-Alex

Color Feature: Alley

This entry was posted on 3rd June, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user Photo by flickr user "Eneas", used under creative commons license
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways:  
Top row: Arroyo in Plomo, Sock in Eggplant, Sock in Stonechat, Chunky in Black. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Lace in Red Java, Rios in Niebla, Silkpaca in Simply Taupe. Top row: Arroyo in Plomo, Sock in Eggplant, Sock in Stonechat, Chunky in Black. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl Ten, Lace in Red Java, Rios in Niebla, Silkpaca in Simply Taupe.

- Alex

Glowing Sheep!

This entry was posted on 30th May, 2013 .
There has been quite a bit of talk about the genetically modified lambs born in Uruguay,  and by now you have probably heard or read about them, too!
Uruguayan Glowing Sheep: clic on image to read about it
It's a genetic experiment developed by IraUY. There are already examples in the world of animals that having been genetically manipulated to produce proteins like insulin in their milk. The major goal of IraUy in doing this experiment is to perfect the technique of genetic manipulation in order to document and share their conclusions so other scientists can use what they have learned. They incorporated a gene taken from the Aequorea Victoria jellyfish, which is fluorescent and therefore easy to detect the sheeps tissue. As a result, these 9 lambs show their fluorescent colour when exposed to a certain UV light. When we saw this news, and read on twitter some users making jokes that we should spin their yarn, we just had to create our very own glowing colourway, inspired in these 9 lambs!  
Fluo in Worsted Fluo in Malabrigo Yarn Worsted
It's really flourescent in person- it's quite difficult to capture that in a photo! I, personally, must confess I had a lot of fun imagining what would happen if one of these lambs got away from where they are and started running across the fields, and someone ran into it at night and saw it glow. Oh, the stories that would create! This colorway will be presented at TNNA, so it will be available some time after that.

- Vero

 More information about it io9 The Washington Times Gamma Squad  

Color Feature: Mallard

This entry was posted on 27th May, 2013 .
Photo submitted by Lisa Page Photo submitted by Lisa Page
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways:  
Top row: Silkpaca in Indiecita, Rios in Natural, Chunky in Azul Bolita, Worsted in Sauterne. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Mecha in Tabacos, Lace in Sapphire Green, Mecha in Volcan. Top row: Silkpaca in Indiecita, Rios in Natural, Chunky in Azul Bolita, Worsted in Sauterne. Bottom row: Mecha in Queguay, Mecha in Tabacos, Lace in Sapphire Green, Mecha in Volcan.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!
-Alex

Color Feature: Windy Day

This entry was posted on 20th May, 2013 .
photo by flickr user photo by flickr user "Casey David", used under creative commons license.
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways:  
Top row: Silky Merino in Ankara Green, Rasta in Laguna Negra, Worsted in Jewel Blue, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Fucsia, Lace in Natural, Silky Merino in Topaz, Arroyo in Glitter. Top row: Silky Merino in Ankara Green, Rasta in Laguna Negra, Worsted in Jewel Blue, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Fucsia, Lace in Natural, Silky Merino in Topaz, Arroyo in Glitter.

-Alex

Color Feature: Toy Trucks

This entry was posted on 13th May, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user Photo by flickr user "Horia-Varlan", used under creative commons license.
  Inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Mech in Azul Fresco, Silky Merino in Natural, Rios in Fresco y Seco, Silky Merino in Party Pink. Bottom row: Chunky in Bergamota, Gruesa in Shocking Pink, Sock in Ochre, Worsted in Bobby Blue. Top row: Mech in Azul Fresco, Silky Merino in Natural, Rios in Fresco y Seco, Silky Merino in Party Pink. Bottom row: Chunky in Bergamota, Gruesa in Shocking Pink, Sock in Ochre, Worsted in Bobby Blue.

-Alex

Color Feature: Boat

This entry was posted on 6th May, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "FriaLOve" used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Finito in Chispas, Lace in Natural, Twist in Belgian Chocolate, Silkpaca in Frank Ochre. Bottom row: Rastita in Mostaza, Arroyo in Marte, Worsted in Sauterne, Silky Merino in Spring Water.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Pigeons

This entry was posted on 29th April, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "nandadevieast", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Sock in Tiziano Red, Silky Merino in Blackberry, Silkpaca in Polar Morn, Rios in Pearl Ten. Bottom row: Lace in Verde Esperanza, Worsted in Marron Oscuro, Rios in Niebla, Rios in Plomo.

-Alex

Color Feature: Little Icelander

This entry was posted on 22nd April, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "Örlygur Hnefill", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…
Top row: Arroyo in Vaa, Lace in Olive, Silky Merino in Tatami, Angora in Primavera. Bottom row: Silky Merino in Pollen, Sock in Black, Worsted in Sealing Wax, Lace in Mariposa.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Aurora

This entry was posted on 15th April, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "heatherbuckley.co.uk", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Arroyo in Plomo, Angora in Sunset, Rasta in Azul Profundo, Rios in Fresco y Seco. Bottom row: Silky Merino in Rupestre, Worsted in Sapphire Green, Arroyo in Pocion, Arroyo in Black.
-Alex

Color Feature: Tulips

This entry was posted on 8th April, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "Ian Sane," used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Chunky in Sauterne, Worsted in Vermillion, Rasta in Baya Electrica, Worsted in Burgundy. Bottom row: Silkypaca in Natural, Worsted in Molly, Chunky in Little Lovely, Lace in Verde Adriana.
Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Old House

This entry was posted on 1st April, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "Örlygur Hnefill", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Silky Merino in Topaz, Silky Merino in Viena, Organic Cotton in Pecan, Arroyo in Sandbank. Bottom row: Lace in Polar Morn, Silkpaca in Indiecita, Arroyo in Vaa, Rios in Pearl Ten.

-Alex

Color Feature: Apple

This entry was posted on 25th March, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "A Guy Taking Pictures", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Silky Merino in Manzanilla Olive, Chunky in Apple Green, Worsted in Hummingbird, Twist in Purple Mystery. Bottom row: Silky Merino in Light Hyacinth, Sock in Cote D'Azure, Lace in Bergamota, Seleccion Privada in Code C.
Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Mount Damavand

This entry was posted on 18th March, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "Hamed Saber", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Silky Merino in Purple Mystery, Sock in Archangel, Worsted in Apricot, Chunky in Continental. Bottom row: Rios in Lavanda, Rios in Bobby Blue, Silkpaca in Glazed Carrot, Silky Merino in Camote.

- Alex

Color Feature: Fountain

This entry was posted on 18th February, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "epSos.de" used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Angora in Shocking Pink, Silkpaca in Pink Frost, Sock in Black, Rios in Lavanda. Bottom row: Lace in Brisa, Lace in Apricot, Chunky in Pollen, Silky Merino in Camote.
 - Alex

Color Feature: Black Cat

This entry was posted on 11th February, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "o palsson", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Finito in Glitter, Lace in Pocion, Silky Merino in Sunny Lime, Arroyo in Natural. Bottom row: Worsted in Jewel Blue, Chunky in Apple Green, Silkpaca in Black, Worsted in Marine.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.)

Thank you!

 -Alex

Color Feature: Blue, blue sky

This entry was posted on 4th February, 2013 .
 
Photo submitted by Lisa Page
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Twist in Natural, Worsted in Apple Cinnamon, Silky Merino in Green Gray, Lace in Azul Bolita. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Damask, Worsted in Oceanos, Chunky in Rhodesian, Chunky in Polar Morn.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!
 -Alex

Color Feature: Hawaii from Above

This entry was posted on 28th January, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "paul bica", used under Creative Commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways…  
Top row: Sock in Alcaucil, Lace in Pocion, Worsted in Bobby Blue, Chunky in Sealing Wax. Bottom row: Finito in Mares, Arroyo in Glitter, Arroyo in Fresco y Seco, Silky Merino in Marruecos.
 

-Alex

Color Feature: Green Building

This entry was posted on 21st January, 2013 .
Photo submitted by Holly B from Pittsburg (w/ permission from Coda Photography.)
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Sock in Terracotta, Worsted in Garnet, Arroyo in Fresco y Seco, Sock in Azules. Bottom row: Rios in Natural, Silkpaca in Frank Ochre, Silky Merino in Cloudy Sky, Arroyo in Black.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!
 -Alex

Color Feature: Fruteria

This entry was posted on 14th January, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "Vince Alongi," used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Twist in Autumn Forest, Gruesa in Apple Cinnamon, Worsted in Applewood, Rasta in Sunset. Bottom row: Arroyo in Sandbank, Silky Merino in Acorn, Finito in Bronce, Worsted in Cinnabar.

Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Heart

This entry was posted on 7th January, 2013 .
Photo by flickr user "seyed mostafa zamani", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo Colorways...  
Top row: Sock in Boticelli Red, Finito in Coffee Toffee, Twist in Sealing Wax, Chunky in Bergamota. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Pearl, Rios in Sunset, Rasta in Oxido, Twist in Sotobosque.

-Alex

Color Feature: Fireworks

This entry was posted on 31st December, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "Atli Harðarson," used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Arroyo in Piedras, Rios in Glitter, Twist in Lettuce, Finito in Cereza. Bottom row: Rios in Liquid Ambar, Sock in Light of Love, Gruesa in Pearl Ten, Silky Merino in Pollen.
Happy New Years, friends!

-Alex

Color Feature: Model Village

This entry was posted on 24th December, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "kevin dooley," used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Rios in Volcan, Lace in Sapphire Green, Silkpaca in Vaa, Gruesa in Cadmium. Bottom row: Worsted in Garnet, Silky Merino in Zarzamora, Rios in English Rose, Natural in Twist.

-Alex

Color Feature: Yellow Window

This entry was posted on 17th December, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "Sukanto Debnath", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Silkpaca in Frank Ochre, Rastita in Mostaza, Worsted in Comfy Junkie, Arroyo in Fresco y Seco. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Natural, Silkpaca in Arco Iris, Sock in Ochre, Rasta in Pearl Ten.
  Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com(By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!  

-Alex

Color Feature: Pink Cupcakes

This entry was posted on 10th December, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "shimelle", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Sock in Tiziano Red, Silky Merino in Party Pink, Lace in Carine, Lace in Damask Rose. Bottom row: Chunky in Burgundy, Silkpaca in Pagoda, Organic Cotton in Rosado, Worsted in Pearl.

-Alex

Color Feature: Ice Cream Man

This entry was posted on 3rd December, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "VinothChandar", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Arroyo in Jupiter, Rasta in Belgian Chocolate, Lace in Sunset, Silkpaca in Arco Iris. Bottom row: Worsted in Rich Chocolate, Silky Merino in Cape Cod Gray, Lace in Natural, Rios in Ravelry Red.

- Alex

Color Feature: Foggy Snow

This entry was posted on 26th November, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "torremountain", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Silky Merino in Cape Cod Gray, Worsted in Pearl, Worsted in Vetiver, Lace in Apricot. Bottom row: Organic Cotton in Rosado, Lace in Tortuga, Organic Cotton in Cielo, Silkpaca in Polar Morn.
Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We’re sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Lighthouse

This entry was posted on 19th November, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "paul bica", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Rios in Paris Night, Silky Merino in Matisse Blue, Twist in Plena, Lace in Cadmium. Bottom row: Twist in Purple Mystery, Chunky in Continental, Arroyo in Borraja, Rasta in Glazed Carrot.

-Alex

Color Feature: Splatter Lights

This entry was posted on 12th November, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "David Urbanke", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Silky Merino in Marron Oscuro, Seleccion Privada in Code L, Worsted in Kaleidos, Lace in Pink Frost. Bottom row: Chunky in Jacinto, Lace in Carine, Gruesa in Green Spark, Arroyo in Natural.

-Alex

Color Feature: Carnival Game

This entry was posted on 5th November, 2012 .
Photo submitted by Jose from Crochet & Knitting Adventures.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Finito in Glitter, Silky Merino in Madre Perla, Twist in Ravelry Red, Chunky in Cactus Flower. Bottom row: Worsted in Hollyhock, Silky Merino in Ankara Green, Worsted in Glazed Carrot, Gruesa in Butter.
Did you know you can now submit a photo to be used in our color features? Just send it to colorfeat@malabrigoyarn.com. (By submitting, you are indicating that you own full rights to the photograph and are giving us permission to reproduce it on our blog. We're sorry, but we are not able to use every submission.) Thank you!

-Alex

Color Feature: Mask

This entry was posted on 29th October, 2012 .
(Happy Halloween, everyone!)
Photo by flickr user "*Zephyrance-don't wake me up", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Sock in Eggplant, Rasta in Plomo, Silky Merino in Redwood Bark, Twist in Black. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Lace in Natural, Finito in Paloma, Finito in Chispas.

-Alex

Color Feature: Rubber Duckie

This entry was posted on 22nd October, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "-mrsraggle-", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Chunky in Water Green, Aquarella in Solis, Sock in Terracotta, Rios in Teal Feather. Bottom row: Chunky in Sauterne, Silky Merino in Sunny Lime, Arroyo in Aguas, Worsted in VAA.

-Alex

Color Feature: Faded City

This entry was posted on 15th October, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "85mm.ch", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…
Top row: Twist in Terron, Silky Merino in Acorn, Lace in Alpine Pearl, Worsted in Polvoriento. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Simple Taupe, Rios in Natural, Finito in Paloma, Arroyo in Black.

-Alex

Color Feature: Sea Slug

This entry was posted on 8th October, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "laszio-photo", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Aquarella in Arapey, Chunky in Sapphire Green, Silky Merino in Indiecita, Silky Merino in Narciso. Bottom row: Gruesa in Apple Cinnamon, Twist in Zinc, Organic Cotton in Natural, Lace in Pink Frost.

- Alex

Color Feature: Nebula

This entry was posted on 1st October, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "Mr.Physics", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Rasta in Indiecita, Sock in Eggplant, Arroyo in Aguas, Rasta in Oxido. Bottom row: Silkpaca in Sunset, Finito in Mostaza, Rios in Azul Profundo, Worsted in Malambo.
 

- Alex

Color Feature: 1980's Ice Cream

This entry was posted on 24th September, 2012 .
[caption id="attachment_2932" align="aligncenter" width="333"] photo by flickr user "pinksherbertphotography", used under creative commons license[/caption]   Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...   [caption id="attachment_2931" align="aligncenter" width="492"] Top row: Rios in Purple Mystery, Silky Merino in Sunny Lime, Chunky in Water Green, Silky Merino in Party Pink. Bottom row: Lace in Continental, Silky Merino in Hot Pink, Worsted in Blue Surf, Gruesa in Green Spark[/caption]

- Alex

Color Feature: Playa Sunset

This entry was posted on 17th September, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "...-Wink-...", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Arroyo in Prussian Blue, Silkpaca in Solis, Worsted in Apple Cinnamon, Silkypaca in Indiecita. Bottom row: Sock in Playa, Silky Merino in Sand, Finito in Estragon, Gruesa in Plata.
 

- Alex

Color Feature: Sea Dragon

This entry was posted on 10th September, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "Schristia", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Finito in Glitter, Worsted in Cadmium, Lace in Damask Rose, Chunky in Jacinto. Bottom row: Twist in Zinc, Lace in Sauterne, Silky Merino in Light Hyacinth, Twist in Black.

- Alex

Color Feature: Birds and Tree

This entry was posted on 3rd September, 2012 .
photo by flickr user "jumpinjimmyjava", used under creative commons license
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Chunky in Mariposa, Silky Merino in Sunny Lime, Lace in Verde Adriana, Organic Cotton in Lima. Bottom row: Sock in Alcaucil, Rasta in Garden Gate, Worsted in Black Forest, Lace in Stone Blue.

-Alex

See It Knit- Polar Morn

This entry was posted on 1st September, 2012 .
Vero's letting me do a See It Knit this week, so I thought I'd pick one of my all-time favorite colorways, Polar Morn!
Polar Morn in Merino Worsted
  Polar Morn, as it's name suggests, captures the cool blue-gray of a snowy morning, with just the subtlest hint of lavender.  
Photo by flickr user "vi8189", used under creative commons license.
  It's a beautiful neutral with just a touch of pizazz, and seems to be flattering on just about everyone! It is also popular for stripes and colorwork, as it sets off brighter or darker colors beautifully.  

Clockwise from top left: Seascape Stole by Kieran Foley, knit by JenSchroll

Jane by Jane Richmond, knit by mycupcake

Mustard Scarf by Jane Richmond, knit by LizChristine

Golden Wheat Cardigan by Veera Välimäki, knit by MissGrenadine

-Alex

Color Feature: Matryoshka

This entry was posted on 27th August, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…  

- Alex

Color Feature: Lush Coast

This entry was posted on 20th August, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…  
 

- Alex

Color Feature: Beach Riding

This entry was posted on 13th August, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…  

- Alex

Color Feature: Polaroid

This entry was posted on 6th August, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…  

-Alex

Color Feature: Robin

This entry was posted on 30th July, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways…  

- Alex

Color Feature: Green Sky

This entry was posted on 23rd July, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

- Alex

Color Feature: Red Wall

This entry was posted on 16th July, 2012 .
Photo by flickr user "extranoise", used under creative commons license.
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  
Top row: Rasta in Arco Iris, Chunky in Bergamota, Gruesa in Shocking Pink, Worsted in Sapphire Green. Bottom row: Chunky in Sauterne and Melilla, Rasta in Azules, Twist in Piedras

-Alex

Color Feature: Pink as a...

This entry was posted on 9th July, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

New Colors!

This entry was posted on 5th July, 2012 .
I thought you guys might want to see some sneak peeks of the new colors we'll be releasing this year! Many are existing colorways that will be expanding to new bases, and some are brand new. Let's start with Rios: And Arroyo: And Sock: (For the list of color names, check out the yarn pages.) I can't wait to get my hands on some of these!

-Alex

Introducing Rastita!!

This entry was posted on 3rd July, 2012 .
Some of you lucky knitters may have gotten a sneak peek of Rastita at the big shows over the last year, but we're pleased to announce that it has made its TNNA debut and will be available to shops worldwide this fall!   Rastita is (as its name implies) sort of a tiny Rasta! It's a lightly fulled, DK weight single that comes in a rainbow of delicious watercolor-y hues- some existing favorites, and some brand new!   Top row, from left: Cereza, Jupiter, Volcan, Glitter, Mostaza, Chircas, Aguas, Solis, Peacock, Nomeolvides, Dewberry. Bottom row, from left: Black, Natural, Indiecita, Archangel, Piedras, Marte, Arco Iris, Zarzamora, Plomo, Lotus, Sabiduria. Keep an eye out for Rastita in your LYS around November. We'll also be introducing some fantastic new colors for our existing bases, so stay tuned!  

-Alex

Color Feature: Boots & Tights

This entry was posted on 2nd July, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways... (and somebody tell me where to buy those tights!)  

-Alex

Color Feature: Stylish Kitty!

This entry was posted on 25th June, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

See it Knit - Noviembre

This entry was posted on 23rd June, 2012 .
Noviembre in Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
If you ask me my favourite season of the year, I'd have to say Spring. There is something definitely special about nature waking up after a cold winter, especially where it snows. However, even though I now live in Uruguay, I grew up way up North, in Sweden. And like for other countries in the North, (and more so if you happen to live nearby a forest, like I did) Autumn is just spectacular.
Photo by flickr user "Duncan~", used under creative commons license.
The different hues of colour that trees and leaves take are breathtaking, whether they are still on the trees or building piles on the sidewalk. I have fond memories of playing in those leaves and taking the most beautiful ones I could find home to make collages or paintings. Noviembre is a colourway inspired by November landscapes, when it's Autumn in the North. It comes in Malabrigo Yarn Lace, Malabrigo Yarn Worsted, and Malabrigo Yarn Chunky.

Stonecrop by Jared Flood, knit by aclh Fun fall hat that is oh-so-soft, crocheted by coribug Poppy by Justine Turner, knit by agatrawinska Embassy Scarf by Amy Polcyn, knit by MissVirginia

- Verónica

Color Feature: Blue-eyed Bunny

This entry was posted on 18th June, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

Color Feature: Water Drops

This entry was posted on 11th June, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

Color Feature: Banana Slug

This entry was posted on 4th June, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

Color Feature: Air Plant

This entry was posted on 28th May, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

 - Alex

See it Knit - Azul Bolita

This entry was posted on 26th May, 2012 .
If you have seen Azul Bolita in person, you know what I mean when I say it's a truly unique shade of blue. It practically glows! Antonio came up with this blue looking for a new and different blue, but not really knowing what it was he was looking for. It took a lot of experimentation until this blue came to exist. As you may know Azul means blue, and "bolita" is the word we use in Uruguay for a marble (it's "canica" in other countries who have spanish as their mother language). There used to be glass marbles who had a colour similar to this colourway when Antonio was growing up, and that's how it got it's name. It comes in  Malabrigo Yarn Lace, Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted and Malabrigo Yarn Chunky

Tuesday Evening by Hannah Ingalls, knit by dpabaker Lacy Baktus by Terhi Montone, knit by alissou Nimbus by Berroco Design Team, knit by babyfishknits Cowl Howl, crocheted by YarnTheory

- Verónica

Knitscene Accessories, 2012 - Interweave

This entry was posted on 22nd May, 2012 .
Interweave has released Knitscene Accesories for 2012, a super-size special issue that comes with 17 really interesting and eye-catching patterns. On clear example is Brazel Beret by Katya Frankel, knit with Malabrigo Rios in Sunset (#96). The fact that you only need one skein to make the beret, makes it tempting to knit it in different colours to match your wardrobe and put a touch of colour to the cold autumn days if you live in the southern hemisphere, and some warmth to the chilly spring nights if you live more up north.  
 

Color Feature: Ominous Rainbow

This entry was posted on 21st May, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

Jane Austen Knits, Summer 2012 - Interweave

This entry was posted on 15th May, 2012 .
Interweave has released a second issue of Jane Austen Knits, a beautiful collection inspired by the famous author. As part of this collection there is Cloudette Cardigan by Claudia Geiger, designed using Malabrigo Yarn Lace. What you will need to make this lovely cardigan is 3 or 4 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Lace (depending on the size you're knitting) for the main colour, and one skein for the second colour. In the prototype the colours used were Damask Rose (#130) for the main colour and Natural (#63). Click here to see the pattern in Ravelry  

Color Feature: Eye

This entry was posted on 14th May, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

See it Knit - Geranio

This entry was posted on 12th May, 2012 .
  Geranio is a beautiful plant who's flowers can be of a variety of colours. This colourway was created looking for a cold red, with no yellow, inspired by one of the colours this flower can take.  
You can find Geranio in Malabrigo Yarn Lace, Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted, and Malabrigo Yarn Chunky

GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley, knit by addknitter Felicity by Wanett Clyde, knit by JennO Maddox The Mischievous Monster by Rebecca Danger, knit by klippity Traveling Woman by Liz Abinante, knit by xine07

Color Feature: Frozen Raspberries

This entry was posted on 7th May, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

Color Feature: Cupcake

This entry was posted on 30th April, 2012 .
(It was my birthday yesterday, so how about a cupcake? Mmm, red velvet.)
  Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways....  

-Alex

Color Feature: Dragonfly

This entry was posted on 23rd April, 2012 .
  Feeling inspired? Try one of these Malabrigo colorways...  

-Alex

See it Knit - Selección Privada B

This entry was posted on 21st April, 2012 .
  If you love Malabrigo Yarn Worsted, and you love colour, you'll surely love Seleccion Privada. It's the same base yarn as Worsted, but with a unique, complex hand-dying system.  The whole process to dye this yarn is very labour intensive. Each skein is unique even if they all contain the same colours. All the colours that form each colourway of Seleccion Privada can be found as colours in the Worsted colourcard, and will therefore combine in a wonderful way. In the case of B  these colous are Fucsia, Applegreen, Cadmium and light Tuareg.  B will certainly give a lot of colour and joy to a grey winter day.  

Knit by fishgirl182 My So Called Scarf by Allison Isaacs, knit by noellekon Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks by Morgen Dämmerung, knit by torreadora #982 Babies Neck Down Cardigan by Diane Soucy, knit by lazychick

- Verónica

Color Feature: Cactus Spikes

This entry was posted on 16th April, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways....

-Alex

See it Knit - Frank Ochre

This entry was posted on 12th April, 2012 .
Frankfurter is a kind of sausage made in Frankfurt, Germany. Here in Uruguay we call hot dogs "Frankfurters" or "panchos". A good frankfurter is usually guarded by a nice, spicy, golden-yellow mustard. Reminiscing these two things together, the name for this beautiful ochre colourway came to exist, Frank Ochre. It comes in Malabrigo Yarn Worsted, Malabrigo Yarn Chunky, and Malabrigo Yarn Lace.  

Horai Scarf by Hiroko Fukatsu, knit by knittimo Malabrigo Loafers by Julie Weisenberger, knit by AliceKathryn Flores de invierno by Gabriela, crocheted by 7knits Tony the Toy-Box Monster by Rebecca Danger, knit by AliceKathryn

- Verónica

Color Feature: Blue & Ornate

This entry was posted on 9th April, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways...

-Alex

Color Feature: Uruguayan Carnaval

This entry was posted on 2nd April, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways...

-Alex & Verónica

See it Knit - Zarzamora

This entry was posted on 31st March, 2012 .
If you come to Uruguay and take a walk outside the city between fields of different plantations and pastures, you will surely find Zarzamoras (Blackberries) here and there.
This colourway is inspired in the different hues of colour the berry takes while it matures, and the leaves. It's a mix of different shades of beautiful purples, blues and greens. Each stitch is a discovery of a different shade and makes it really interesting and gorgeous to knit.  

Perla by Joji Locatelli, knit by Ellemme Bitty Bump by Gina Bonomo, knit by mtnsun South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn,  knit by tludare Harold the Houseplant Monster by Rebecca Danger, knit by weeshaus

Color Feature: Techy Bits

This entry was posted on 26th March, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways...

- Alex

See it Knit - Teal Feather

This entry was posted on 24th March, 2012 .
Teal Feather came to exist looking for a cold green with very little yellow to complete the colour card and the chromatic circle. It takes inspiration from the beautiful colours of a peacock feather.
It's available in Malabrigo Yarn Silky Merino,  Malabrigo Yarn Rios, Malabrigo Yarn Twist and Malabrigo Yarn Rasta.  

Rosa's Caponcho by Emma Fassio, knit by G-knits Garter Stitch Heart by natalja, knit by bunnywatson (41 loves for Lisa) Neck Truffle by Breean Elyse Miller, knit by pnason Sweet Life by Ara Welch, knit by JFortier

-Verónica

Color Feature: Shiny Beetle

This entry was posted on 17th March, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways...

-Alex

See it Knit - Frost Gray

This entry was posted on 16th March, 2012 .
  Frost Gray reminds of a cold early morning,  when the sun haven't started to warm the surface of the earth yet, and the frost of the cold night still remains as part of the landscape.
It is a cold neutral gray, where all colours are mixed together without any one colour prevailing over another. It comes in Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted and Malabrigo Yarn Lace  

Susie's Reading Mitts by Dancing Ewe Yarns, knit by knitknotnat textured shawl recipe by orlane, knit by graspingthewind Brighton Cowl by Kathryn Nunes, crocheted by YarnTheory Neighborly by Jennifer Casa, knit by AliciaPaulson

-Verónica

Color Feature: Antelope Canyon

This entry was posted on 10th March, 2012 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways...
Top row: Rios in Purpuras; Rasta in Baya Electrica; Sock in Archangel; Silky Merino in Camote. Bottom row: Rios in Cumparsita; Aquarella in Canelones; Lace in Apricot; Organic Cotton in Canario.

- Alex

See it Knit - Charrua (#259)

This entry was posted on 17th February, 2012 .
  The Charruas were the original habitants of our country, Uruguay. They had a ritual performed on young girls as they hit puberty, which consisted of painting three light blue lines on their foreheads,  starting at the hairline down to the nose, symbolizing their entry into the adult world. These lines  represented the rivers, as a way of always having their territory with them, and sharing with their children the love for the land.  The Charruas were exterminated between the years 1830 and 1832. This colourway was created as a tribute to them, representing that ritual by using light blue and different tones of brown symbolizing the colour of their skin. [...] "Llevarás en tu frente los ríos de la tierra nuestra, y tu piel entre ellos será el territorio al que jamás renunciaremos. Tus hijos, al mamar de tus pechos, clavarán sus ojos en ti hasta adormecerse, y siempre verán en tu frente el territorio amado. Después, cuando caminen solos, harán sus paraderos junto a esos cielos azules que viajan, y su susurro apacible o sus aguas embravecidas les harán comprender por qué los cerros en la lejanía tienen duros pezones de piedra."  [...] (Original text) Charrua comes in Malabrigo Lace, Malabrigo Merino Worsted, and Malabrigo Chunky

Squishable slouch hat, knit by KnitnFrog Drop Scarf by Melissa "Missa" Hills, knit by susannead Shetland Shell Lace Scarf by Frances Goodman, knit by Cookiecat Kiri by Polly Outhwaite, knit by rybka

A big thank you to my knitting group who helped me find information about the initiation ritual :)

-- Verónica

See it Knit - Azules (#856)

This entry was posted on 26th January, 2012 .
  In spanish "Azules"  signifies the colour Blue in plural, refering to the different shades of blue that can be found in the skein. While knitting it up it's really interesting to see them show up and play so wonderfully with each other. It took quite some time of experimenting with the dyes to find all the  variances of blue and make them co-exist so beautifully , and the result was completely worth it. It's available for Rasta, Rios, Arroyo, Sock and Finito  

FlyAway Hoodie by Joji Locatelli, knit by Carla72 Rib-wrapped Kid Cap by Heather Schott, crocheted by CelticMommy Kinsale by Terri Kruse, knitted by Heuseveldt Multnomah by Kate Ray, knitted by Tangled-Yarn

See it Knit - Lettuce (#37)

This entry was posted on 13th January, 2012 .
  Lettuce  is  a colour created early in the history of Malabrigo. It came to exist in a stroke of inspiration, while Antonio was playing with the dyes. Since the dyes are in powder form, you can not really see what the result colour will be like until it's done, so it takes experience, intuition and a touch of luck to get an elegant, eye-catching and beautyfully original result like the colour Lettuce. It had great acceptance and turned out to be one of our most popular colourways. You can find Lettuce in almost all Malabrigo yarn bases.

Olearia by Georgie Hallam, knit by mrsozzy Brooke's Column of Leaves Knitted Scarf Pattern by Brooke Nelson, knit by doulaknitter Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura, knit by knittimo diamond head beret by Petra Johnson, knit by kimmiekat

Knitscene, Spring 2012

This entry was posted on 11th January, 2012 .
Photography by Nathan Rega of Harper Point Photography
 

Knitscene for Spring 2012 was published today, containing a pattern for beautiful lace fingerless mitts  called  "Natalie Mitts" by Andrea Jurgrauk, designed for Malabrigo Sock. To add to the beauty of the lace pattern, the cuff has  beaded embellishments.

The design calls for one skein of  Malabrigo Sock and 68 size 6? seed beads. In the sample presented in the magazine the colorway Aguas (#855) is used.

 

See it Knit - Hummingbird (#246)

This entry was posted on 5th January, 2012 .

 

This colorway started out by combining Lettuce with Violetas. Some purple and green shadows were added mimicking a tiny, gorgeous,  fast-wing-flapping bird, namely the Hummingbird.

Did you know they can flap their wings between 12 and 80 times per second, depending on the species?

Like with all our variegated colorways, be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project and consider  alternating the skeins for your project, since they are hand dyed and there can be a variations between skeins from bag to bag.

Chunky Dean Street Hat by Nina Machlin, knit by ewizknits Leila, Lydia, and Lucas the Momma and Baby Monsters by Rebecca Danger, knit by JaimeK Malabrigo Loafers by Julie Weisenberger, knit by smdenbo The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief by Orange Flower, knit by CastAndCount

- Verónica

See it Knit -- Ravelry Red

This entry was posted on 28th December, 2011 .

Since Christmas is fast approaching (for those who celebrate it), we thought it would be a great time to talk about red, and a great time to talk about the gift that we gave the Malabrigo Junkies awhile back, and that they in turn gave us -- Ravelry Red. For those of you who don't know your Malabrigo Junkies history, not too long ago, the Junkies requested a red that was a true red - blue based, but not too blue, the perfect fire-engine, lipstick, Christmas-holiday, berry-bright, red. And when we finally managed to get it right, they christened it Ravelry Red, named for the wonderful website that hosts the Malabrigo Junkies' forum. It has been one of our most successful colors. Always requested, on shelves, and with hundreds of projects, this is truly a gift that has given us at Malabrigo so much.

Harvest Moon by Heidi Kirrmaier, knit by SarastusRose Red by Ysolda Teague, knit by Phibian; Bilateral Cardigan by Kristen Hipsky, knit by Puravidaknits; Golf Hose in Cable Stitch by Helen's Series, wip by Grognon

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Tiny Grains of Sand

This entry was posted on 26th December, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit -- Bobby Blue

This entry was posted on 21st December, 2011 .

If there's any blue so fun as Bobby Blue, I don't know it! A gorgeous colorway that is sure to brighten anyone's afternoon, Bobby Blue recalls memories of blue skies, clear lakes, and maybe a favorite childhood garment or two. But don't think it's just a color made for the past - Bobby Blue is very current to today's runways, and is one of the most recurring colorways in the Spring 2012 trend forecasts! Be sure to pick up a skein and make something special for yourself, or someone you know -- grab yourself a little bit of clear day.

Ishbel by Ysolda Teagueknit by HellopoeEffortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig, knit by Mercourier; Chandra by Caryl Pierre, knit by Ninja8Tofu; 09 Shrug by Debbie Bliss, knit by Neskria

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Exteriors

This entry was posted on 19th December, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit -- Cognac

This entry was posted on 14th December, 2011 .

Cognac as a drink is richly colored, flavored - a defined taste for a discerning palate. Could the same be said about this oft-overlooked rich, ruddy brown in the Malabrigo colorway collection? We think so. Cognac is an off-neutral brown, meaning that it takes on reddish tones that are more flattering for cooler complexions than a yellowish brown like Roanoke or Rich Chocolate. And what better way to experience the luxury of Cognac than in small doses, in front of a fireplace, working on your favorite project?

Windschief Cowl by Stephen WestLittle Winter Toes by Sarah Elizabeth Box, knit by Nekobasu; Maui Shrug by Jennifer Reeve, crocheted by Zilamonster; February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne, knit by Monzo

-- Hannah

Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011

This entry was posted on 13th December, 2011 .

Interweave Crochet, Winter 2011 is out featuring Marina designed by Anastasia Popova with Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted on the cover! Irish Crochet Lace is characterized by making separated crocheted motifs and joining them together with a loose temporary stitch onto a cloth forming the pattern. It is usually done with a very thin crochet hook and cotton thread, but in this case it is sized up to make this  rich pullover using  flower and leaf motifs. A ribbed hem and a wide cowl collar gives it a very nice finish. The colorways used are #56 Olive and #156 Mariposa. Depending on the size you're making you'll need from 4 to 6 skeins of Olive and 3 to 5 skeins of Mariposa.
Picture by Harper Point Photography

Weekly Color Feature -- Turquoise Feathers

This entry was posted on 12th December, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Loro Barranquero

This entry was posted on 7th December, 2011 .

The colorway might be named after a parrot, but you aren't going to feel like a mimic wearing Loro Barranquero. With quick and interesting variegation from gold to pink to deep maroon, this yarn is sure to get you some attention. It stripes, pools, and knits up into all sorts of interesting textures, as you can see from the project pictures below. Prepare to get noticed!

Medici by Wooly Wormhead, knit by Sknitsbayoucity; Tuesday Evening by Hannah Ingalls, knit by Dpabaker; Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne, knit by 3tuxedocats; Zig Zaz Beanie by West Knits

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Nudibranch

This entry was posted on 4th December, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - VAA

This entry was posted on 2nd December, 2011 .

VAA is a really fascinating and luxurious colorway. Green (Verde), Blue (Azul) and Yellow (Amarillo) in different shades mix and interact in perfect harmony. VAA is the mother to our unique dyeing method called Aquarella, which is the method used to make the colorways Indiecita, Archangel, Piedras among others. This method is quite unique and the way it's achieved will remain a mystery to most of us. If you're thinking about using this colorway for a bigger project, please consider alternating skeins, since they can vary, being that it's a hand dyed yarn.

You can find this colorway in Malabrigo Merino Worsted, Malabrigo Chunky and Malabrigo Lace.

#11 Eyelet Front Vest by Coralie Meslin, knit by GoldenIris Scarf with the Striped Border[...] by Jane Sowerby, knit by knitorknot Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne, knit by potentialofyarn J.T. by Jesska Hoff, knit by Woolibear

See it Knit - Indiecita

This entry was posted on 24th November, 2011 .

In this weeks See it Knit, we would like to show you one of our most popular colors: Indiecita . It means "Little Indian Girl" in Spanish and the colorway is named after a picture Antonio once saw of a little indian girl who was wearing clothes with colors resembling the ones shown in Indiecita. It contains a mix of blues, some light purple, notes of yellow and green. It's hand dyed and can therefore vary a lot, so if you're thinking of using it for a larger project, please consider alternating skeins. Like all our multi colors, it doesn't stripe, nor pool, allowing the colors to interact with each other in a very appealing way.

I hope you enjoy this weeks "See it Knit". It's not the same to do this without Hannah (she did all the wording and formatting, I just helped out finding projects), I hope you guys will be patient with me ;) Hannah will be doing all the December posts :)

- Verónica

Weekly Color Feature -- Rusted

This entry was posted on 14th November, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Coral

This entry was posted on 9th November, 2011 .

Coral is only available in one base, Silky, but we felt like we should feature it because of just how lovely and overlooked it is! A rich, true orange, Coral's base allows it some lovely sheen. It is an odd orange because it works on nearly any skintone, reading sometimes as a 'cooler' rather than 'yellow' based orange. The skeins seem to glow - I have a few on my shelf just begging to be made into something - and as any Malabrigo knitter knows, Silky is true luxury!

Pomagranade Baby Sweater by Elin BrissmanOh Clementine by EntropyDefiedSwallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark, knit by regardless; Saroyan by Liz Abinante, knit by AJB30;

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature -- Remains of Autumn

This entry was posted on 7th November, 2011 .
Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Natural

This entry was posted on 2nd November, 2011 .

There is nothing so lovely as the simplicity of plain sheep's wool. With Malabrigo Natural, that's all you're getting - the purest form of some of the finest merino in the world. Our 'Natural' colorway hasn't been bleached or dyed at all, just cleaned, processed and spun to provide you the purest, most beautiful wool possible. If you're looking for a colorway that will show the definition in every stitch and be surpassingly soft, Natural is the way to go.

Celes by Jared Flood, knit by Faustine; Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark, knit by Myyarns; Pixie Hat by Diana Chan Taylor, knit by Ells; Analia Cowl by Angela Johnson

Note: in addition to being lovely, the pattern 'Analia Cowl' also supports a wonderful charity and has a very heartwrenching story attached to it. I strongly suggest that if you like this cowl, purchase and knit one!

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Letterpress

This entry was posted on 31st October, 2011 .

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit -- Velvet Grapes

This entry was posted on 28th October, 2011 .

Velvet Grapes is possibly one of the most luscious, rich, colors in the Malabrigo Yarns color card. Available in multiple bases, it has become a 'go-to' color for both lovers of semi-solids and variegated colorways alike. Maybe it's because of it's versatility that it remains one of the most popular colors, and there are so many fantastic projects attached to it! With variations from pale lilac to rich, deep, merlot, Velvet Grapes has all the body and beauty of a fine wine.

Yulie by Grumperinaknit by AliceKathrynClapotis by Kate Gilbert, knit by JulieFrick; Felicity by Wanett Clydeknit by JennocideOh, Brioche by Anne K Riley;

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Natural Curiosities

This entry was posted on 24th October, 2011 .

found on the Even*Cleveland Blog (click for link)

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Lace in Sapphire Green, Water Green, Lettuce, Frank Ochre; Twist in Belgian Chocolate; Worsted in Pagoda; Twist in Applewood; Worsted in Pink Frost

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Damask

This entry was posted on 19th October, 2011 .

Surely Antonio had the gorgeous namesake fabric in mind when he came up with the subtle, beautiful, pink tones of damask. A versatile pink, Damask (or Damask Rose, as it is known on the bases outside of Twist) is easily translated into sophisticated projects for adults or sweet, girly projects for babies and children. The color itself has unusual depth when paired with cabled or textured stitches, and easily pairs with most any other colors as a semi-neutral. If you can't wear a traditional nude, try the rosy hues of Damask! Each base takes the dye for Damask differently. Try Twist for a brighter pink or the 'Damask Rose' variation in Lace, Worsted, Gruesa, and Chunky for a more subdued hue. And don't forget to look at the projects below for some inspiration!

One-Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, knit by SqueakyBeansTextured Shawl Recipe by Orlane, knit by Barjolaine; Mrs. Darcy Cardigan by Mary Weaver, knit by Pricklypanda; Buttony Sweater by Katie Marcus, knit by KellyMarie2

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature -- Gum Nut

This entry was posted on 17th October, 2011 .

'Gum Nut Babies' by Charles McKean (click for link)

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Playa

This entry was posted on 12th October, 2011 .

Playa is the Spanish word for 'beach' - the beachy tones in our Playa colorway are reminiscent of a moody, stormy beach, or maybe a late fall beach. Maybe not the best time for sunbathers, but sometimes just the right time of year to sit on a blanket, snuggled up in thick sweaters and reading a book with the sounds of the ocean. This is one of the multicolors, so rather than being variegated and 'striping' or 'pooling', Playa knits up for an overall gently watery fabric, making it the perfect thing to add extra depth to plain stockinette, or intense shadows for cables. Available in Sock and Rios, some people are already making lovely things with this fairly new colorway!

Griffin by Jane Ellison, knit by jgourmet; Hari by Olga Buraya-Kefelian, knit by IttyBitty; Kinsale by Terri Kruse, knit by Kirsten1; Polaris Hat by Alexandra Tinsley

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Venice

This entry was posted on 10th October, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Col China

This entry was posted on 6th October, 2011 .

Col China has an interesting colorway namesake. It happened when Antonio wanted to combine the beautiful green often seen in cabbages with the rich red of Chinese pagodas. Since the colorway 'Pagoda' already existed, he decided to name the colorway 'Col China' for the cabbages, but keep the rich Chinese reds. And rich it is - Col China looks beautiful knit up (or crocheted) as well as in the hank. Just look at some of the beautiful projects below (as if you needed convincing!)

My So-Called Scarf by Allison Isaacs, knit by SeaweaverKeyhole Scarf designed & crocheted by Jenn WolfeFlip Top Mitts by Cate Fitt, knit by RipRap; Leg Cozies by Lisa Daehlin, knit by Yarnophilic

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature -- Perfumed

This entry was posted on 3rd October, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- First Frost

This entry was posted on 1st October, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Cadmium

This entry was posted on 27th September, 2011 .

Does anything glow so brightly as sunshine? As the northern hemisphere turns to look towards autumnal rays of light shining through bright yellow and red leaves, the southern hemisphere is beginning to celebrate the bright sun of early spring. It seems like the whole world is awash in color and light right now -- and what better way to celebrate the change of seasons (and sustain yourself for a long winter, if you must), with your own slice of sunshine? The yellow of Cadmium is clean, bright, and clear - sure to have you walking on sunshine wherever you go.

Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks by Morgen Dammerung, knit by ColdjustoPiou-Piou Petit Poussin by IceTigerIshbel by Ysolda Teague, knit by unraveling; Cadmium Beanie by Grumpygirl

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Peruvian Textiles

This entry was posted on 19th September, 2011 .

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

Add A Little Colorwork!

This entry was posted on 14th September, 2011 .
If you're looking for something fun to inject into your fall knitting (you know, the endless stockinette of sweater knitting can get a little boring, even in gorgeous yarn,) look no further than colorwork in Malabrigo! With a huge color card in almost every base, you can pick the right yarn for your project and match it up with just the right color for your personal taste. Make something simple and stylish to spice up your fall coat, or whip up some truly unique and beautiful gifts for family members to receive at Christmas! To get your creative juices flowing, I went ahead and grabbed some awesome patterns, and paired them with some fun color combinations for you! Of course, you can always pick colors that are better suited to your wardrobe.

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Whale's Road

This entry was posted on 14th September, 2011 .

When I was in high school we had an english teacher that challenged us to come up with 'Kennings', a type of language that illustrates the idea of a word in words that are related but not exact. A good example -- whales road -- for the ocean. I always think of that 'Kennings', the idea that whales travel along the road that is the ocean, migrating forever on the loneliest and yet most populated road of the world. I got excited when the idea to do this as a See it Knit came up on the Facebook page - I love this colorway but I haven't been able to find just the right thing to make with it yet. Maybe you're like me and you just like to pull the carefully hand-painted skein out of your stash and gaze at it lovingly, or you just don't know how to correctly position all the colors of the variegated blues, purples, and turquoise. I feel a little more confident after seeing some of these projects, don't you?

Felted Clogs by Bev Galeskas, knit by GeekGirl; Fourteen by John Brinegar, knit by LoveandMusic; Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks by Morgen Dammerung, knit by Tigerin81; Rhubarb & Custard by Heather Dixon, knit by Nicor44

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Pensive Mantis

This entry was posted on 12th September, 2011 .

sourced from Tumblr, original source unknown

Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Worsted in Dusty; Silky in Narciso, Spring Water, Ankara Green; Lace in Bobby Blue; Worsted in Water Green; Gruesa in Green Spark; Lace in Glazed Carrot

--Hannah

See It Knit - Apple Green

This entry was posted on 7th September, 2011 .

This color is vibrant. Apple green is neon, electric, glowing green. But don't think neons are just for kids - they showed up all over the runways for summer and I love a little dash of neon against a dark coat or sweater. Don't be afraid of brights -- look how these folks have 'made it work'!

Sweet & Sour Apple Hat, knit and designed by Kate OatesIshbel, by Ysolda Teague, knit by SarahknitsHappy; Grove, by Jared Flood, knit by Rabarbra; Summer Flies, by Donna Griffin, knit by Krys-b

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature -- Blue Door

This entry was posted on 6th September, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

Interweave Crochet

This entry was posted on 2nd September, 2011 .
Crochet Fall 2011 Malabrigo Silky Merino: #430 smoke (MC) 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) skeins; #63 natural (CC1), 1 skein; #433 acorn (CC2), 1 skein; #181 marron oscuro (CC3), 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2) skeins - Caramel Cardigan by Annette Petavy.

See It Knit - Archangel

This entry was posted on 31st August, 2011 .

Archangel was a favorite color of many just out of the gates - it just has so many unique qualities. In different lighting, it can be a deep purple to a bright pink with hints of gold. Knit up in solid stockinette, it has little stripes of color - slip some stitches and suddenly you have flecks against a darker background. It is subtle enough for lace, and sassy enough to stand on it's own or create contrast in stripes. Don't take our word for it - look at some of the awesome projects below!

Summer Flies, by Donna Griffin, knit by MeilindisHoneycomb Brioche Pidge, knit by neon628; Lazy Katy Shawl by Brigit Freyer, knit by Knittininbritain; Gridlock by Vivian Aubrey, knit by Belletrism

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Grand Canyon

This entry was posted on 29th August, 2011 .
Photo c/o National Geographic, May 1969 issue

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Silky in Mint Frappe; Rasta in Oxido; Twist in Belgian Chocolate; Worsted in Marron Oscuro; Twist in Terron; Worsted in Applewood, Praline; Rasta in Garden Gate

-- Hannah

Knitcircus

This entry was posted on 25th August, 2011 .
Fall 2011 Designer Linda Permann created a crocheted LACE SLOUCH HAT using Malabrigo Lace in Periwinkle #192

See it Knit - Purple Mystery

This entry was posted on 24th August, 2011 .

Purple Mystery is a deep, vibrating, blue-violet. It compels knitters to make nearly anything and everything out of it - the color is so vibrant, beautiful, and flattering on most skin tones. It can invoke the feeling of an endless night sky, the subtle sheen of crushed velvet, the deep, cool tones of shadows. It comes in a variety of bases - Worsted, Lace, Chunky, Rios, Silky, Rasta, Twist, and Gruesa - so you can surely find it in a weight to suit your project. We love to see it textured, cabled, beaded and in just plain stockinette!

Tomten Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermanknit by AliceKathrynDiamond Beanie, knit & designed by Julie Grantz;  Purple Rain Neckwarmer, designed & knit by Caryl Pierre; Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer, knit by Hadams

-- Hannah & Veronica

Interweave Knits Gifts 2011

This entry was posted on 23rd August, 2011 .
photographer Joe Coca

Malabrigo Lace #161 rich chocolate, 3 (3, 4, 4) skeins-FIRST FRIDAY SHRUG by Erica Jackofsky.

photographer Joe Coca

Malabrigo Rios #412 teal feather, 2 skeins-RIB AND BUTTON SCARF by Talitha Kuomi.

Weekly Color Feature - Beet Harvest

This entry was posted on 22nd August, 2011 .
Beets, by photographer Chris Court

Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Chunky in Sealing Wax; Rios in Cumparsita, Sunset; Arroyo in Jupiter; Silky in Rupestre, Narciso; Chunky in Marine; Rasta in Violeta Africana

-- Hannah

See it Knit -- Arco Iris

This entry was posted on 17th August, 2011 .

If there's a color seem to go crazy over at the shows, it's this one. Arco Iris is a popular multicolor that currently comes in the Silky and Rasta bases. Arco Iris in spanish literally means 'rainbow', and it's no wonder - this colorway is all about showing as much of the rainbow as possible! The Rasta based Arco Iris is bright and vibrant, ready to highlight each and every stitch of your project in luminous color. The Silky Arco Iris is more pastel and subtle, and hearkens to the first fresh sights of spring, instead of the warm overtones of summer. When knitting with a multicolor, it's important to remember that each stitch in your project will be a different color. If you keep this in mind, selecting patterns that highlight individual stitches can be incredibly successful.

Snow Drops & Snap Peas Shawl by Kristen Kapur, knit by themagicalbean; Instant Gratification Scarf by Cyn, knit by JJPhotoftwObtuse Hat designed and knit by Staceyfish; Multi-Directional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer, knit by Staceyfish;

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Pastel Sky

This entry was posted on 15th August, 2011 .

photography by Jose Villa

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Worsted in Water Green; Silky in Hyacinth, Coral; Worsted in Shocking Pink; Organic Cotton in Rosado; Worsted in Moss, Sauterne, Rich Chocolate

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Stonechat

This entry was posted on 10th August, 2011 .

For a lot of knitters, Stonechat is one of the colors they pick up first. In the skein, it is all deep reds and tawny browns, and knit up these colors distribute themselves in interesting ways. The reds pop out from the dark and light brown background like cherries against chocolate. Named after the Stonechat, an industrious little bird in the thrush family, this yarn is anything but a small statement. See for yourself in the many beautiful knitted projects below. Stonechat is available in the Worsted, Lace, Chunky, Twist, Sock, and Silky bases.

Windows 2010 Cowl by Rosi Garmendia, knit by Turtlegirl76Herbivore by Stephen West, knit by ElsaLemonUlmus by Kristen Kapur, knit by Elvis Needs BoatsCharleston Fingerless Slouch Gloves by Kim Rutledge, crocheted by ChrochettyMama;

-- Hannah & Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Icelandic North Shore

This entry was posted on 8th August, 2011 .

Sourced via Tumblr. If you know the owner of this image, please let us know!

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Lace in Sapphire Green; Rios in Lettuce; Arroyo in Chircas; Rasta in Belgian Chocolate; Arroyo in Plomo; Twist in Paris Nights; Rasta in Pearl Ten; Twist in Zinc

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Glazed Carrot

This entry was posted on 4th August, 2011 .

Some people are afraid to wear or knit in orange, but you shouldn't worry about using Glazed Carrot. A rich, bright, orange just touched with pink and a bit of brown makes this semi-solid a great choice for nearly any skin tone. Available in Worsted, Chunky, Lace, Gruesa, Rasta and Rios, you're sure to find the perfect yarn for your project, too - as evidenced by the yummy knits below!

Little Girl's Shrug by Diane Soucy, knit by EricaceaeSocktopus by Laura Edwards, knit by BeehumLace Capelet by Mary-Heather Cogar, knit by AShrillCaramel; Pebble Neck Warmer by Craig Rosenfeld, knit by Biciturista

-- Hannah and Veronica

Weekly Color Feature - Comet Moth

This entry was posted on 2nd August, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit - Candombe

This entry was posted on 28th July, 2011 .

Some of our multicolors (read, not variegated) can be hard to picture. Each stitch takes on a different section of the dyed yarn, making for a mottled color with depth and interest, but an overall color theme. Candombe is named after a type of drum-heavy music played in Uruguay. When I was interning at the factory, the Uruguayans in Pocitos played Candombe to celebrate Uruguay's advances in the World Cup. It was so fun to watch it being played, because the drums are nearly three feet high and are carried as the musical procession advances! The color Candombe is just as fun - a deep, rich color for the deep, rich sound of the drums.

Monkey by Cookie A., knit by Photographer Kel; Wyatt by Kelly Herdrich, knit by KataishDamson by Ysolda Teague, knit by Torsaporsa; Susie's Reading Mitts by Janelle Masters, knit by Claudiacm1146

PS: If you like, you can listen to some Candombe here!

-- Hannah and Veronica

New Colors in Rasta!

This entry was posted on 27th July, 2011 .
We're now offering some kettle-dyed solids in your favorite colorways in the Rasta base! These are a great way to wrap your favorite color around your neck this fall. Think about knitting them up into a huge cabled cowl or super-bulky hat and mittens to keep out the chill. My favorites? I'm loving the combo of Pagoda, Green Gray and Plomo!

Colorway names can be found by clicking on the image!

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Victoria Pidgeon

This entry was posted on 26th July, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Applewood

This entry was posted on 21st July, 2011 .

Applewood is, in my opinion, one of the most perfect shades of brown. It's neutral without being too neutral, and that makes it the perfect colorway for any staple garment in your wardrobe. Pale brown with touches of pink and gold, Applewood subtly resembles it's namesake, a light-colored wood that is often used to smoke meats. As a color, applewood still has the same appealing richness - let it inject your knitting with a little flavor! Our See it Knit features are brought to you through collaboration with the Facebook team. Stop by our Facebook page and let us know what colorway you'd like to see next week!

Cardigan by Phildar Design Team, knit by IttyBittyJuliet by Sarah Moore, knit by Covered in Yarn;

Ginevra's Pullover by Amy Polcyn, knit by LetsgoblueWhisper by Hannah Fettig, knit by k10;

-- Hannah and Veronica

Coming Soon -- Arroyo!

This entry was posted on 20th July, 2011 .
Our newest yarn, Arroyo, is closer to being on the market, and we're ready to show this lovely superwash dk in all it's gleaming glory! Unlike any other yarn palette before, Arroyo is an entire card of multicolors, aside from natural and black. This means that every garment you knit from Arroyo will have a lovely, shaded look, no pooling, no striping, just the gorgeous depth of color that you love from Malabrigo Yarn.

Look at all the colors and their names on Arroyo's color card now!

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Carnival

This entry was posted on 19th July, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these colorways:

-- Hannah

See it Knit -- Mariposa

This entry was posted on 15th July, 2011 .

Mariposa has always reminded me of the soft, first fresh shoots of spring, poking through the thinnest layers of snow and reaching for the sunshine. Available in the Worsted, Chunky, and Lace bases, Mariposa is a great variegated colorway for any skin tone, and knits up beautifully as a mottled lace pattern or simple stockinette stitch. Together with the Facebook team, I gathered up a few examples of excellent Mariposa knitting:

Right: Foliage by Emilee Mooney, knit up by Nickel76Mug and French Press Jacket by MK Carroll, knit up by Amachael;  Chevron Scarf by Joelle Hoverson, knit up by Left of The Dial

Left: Echo Flower Shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen, knit up by Bloshka

-- Hannah (and Veronica!)

Weekly Color Feature -- Rosy Posies

This entry was posted on 13th July, 2011 .
Beautiful imagery courtesy of Saipua Blog (click image to find)
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
Lace in Ravelry Red, Molly; Chunky in Shocking Pink; Organic Cotton in Rosada; Angora in Primavera; Worsted in Mint, Water Green; Twist in Green Gray

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Fungi

This entry was posted on 6th July, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these colorways:

-- Hannah

See It Knit - Cape Cod Gray

This entry was posted on 3rd July, 2011 .

Cape Cod Gray is one of the softest, simplest colors in Silky -- but also one of the most flattering. This universal gray looks good on nearly any skin tone because it has both cool and warm tones in it. In Silky Merino, it's super-soft, shiny, and creates knits that have gorgeous drape and depth. But don't take our word for it -- look at these beautiful projects to see for yourself!

Left: Cria by Ysolda Teague, knit up by Wonderliza

Right: Chandra by Caryl Pierre, knit up by CrazyL; Textured Shawl Recipe by Orlane, knit up by Evelynkl7; Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre, knit up by Archiana

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Succulents

This entry was posted on 28th June, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

--Hannah

Interweave, Knitscene Fall 2011

This entry was posted on 23rd June, 2011 .
Malabrigo Lace, #23 pagoda - Mariposa Mitts by Melissa Wehrle.

Weekly Color Feature - Crabapples

This entry was posted on 20th June, 2011 .

photo courtesy of Adrian Bizilia (helloyarn)

Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo Colorways:

Rasta in Zarzamora; Chunky in Uva; Rios in Paris Night; Sock in Tizano Red; Silky in Party Pink, Raspberry, Sunny Lime; Worsted in Lettuce

-- Hannah

K102

This entry was posted on 6th June, 2011 .
Kiwi squares by Gwen Bortner Skill Level: Advanced K102 Pages: 32 - 39 Project Description: An entrelac yoke is interrupted with medallions of lace and finished with rippled body and sleeves. Fingering-yarn medallions offer the chance for fine detail within a worsted-weight knit. Yarn Info: Malabrigo Yarns Lace and Merino Worsted in color 37 Lettuce

Tribute to Hiroshige

This entry was posted on 2nd June, 2011 .
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We have a new color called Hiroshige (1797-1858).  From this master of paint and lithography,  I specially love his gradient on the edges. With this, we want to honor all the Japanese artists.
I tried to define the colors by being inspired with his palette and his gradation of color. Antonio

Weekly Color Feature - Indian Stoop

This entry was posted on 24th May, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Fractal Minerals

This entry was posted on 17th May, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Rising Red

This entry was posted on 16th April, 2011 .
Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Bright Spring Bouquet

This entry was posted on 10th April, 2011 .
Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways!

-- Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Jamie Johnson

This entry was posted on 8th March, 2011 .

work by Jamie Johnson

I was remarkably inspired by this work by artist Jamie Johnson. Jamie is from Edinburgh, Scotland, and his mixed-media pieces are full of color -- something we at Malabrigo can really value! For this color feature, I pulled most of the colors from the work and added a current favorite 'pop' color -- Rios in Glazed Carrot. I am in love with the bright happiness that is tangerine orange!

Turner Color # 851

This entry was posted on 7th February, 2011 .
[gallery] Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) is famous for his storm illustrations. He used to use these colors. "Turner" color is a tribute to him and I love how the colors seem to be a texture. The number of the color 851 is a funny coincidence. Antonio

Weekly Color Feature -- Bubblegum Christmas

This entry was posted on 17th December, 2010 .
pinkchristmastree Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
Silky Merino in Party Pink; Worsted in Molly, Damask, Cactus Flower; Aquarella in Arapey; Worsted in Pollen; Sock in Archangel, Light of Love

-- Hannah

Melinda with Comfy Junkie!

This entry was posted on 8th December, 2010 .
melindaWe had a visit from Canada, and she took a test of Comfy Junkie color. The winner color from Colorway Contest at malabrigo Junkies.

Christmas Colors, Malabrigo Style

This entry was posted on 4th December, 2010 .
I love our selection of greens and reds -- so many choices for a really lovely range of seasonal combinations, especially if you like to mix it up for a more unique look than traditional kelly green and true red. With a little searching, I found a truly lovely example of projects in many of our yarns and colorways. Hopefully you'll see some favorites to add to your holiday knitting!

mosaic Just Enough Ruffles in Twist, Olive; Colorful Cropped Overlay in Chunky, Lettuce; A Cup of Christmas Tea in Worsted, Sapphire Green; Maddox the Mischevious Monster in Worsted, Water Green; Yummy Mummy Wristwarmers in Sock, Tizano Red; Berry Hill Fingerless Mittens in Rios, Ravelry Red; Saarjte's Booties in Silky, Sunny Lime and Natural; Stella Pixie Hat in Lace, Sealing Wax;

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Frosted Grass

This entry was posted on 26th November, 2010 .
Fall Frost on Grass Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:

Silky Merino in Cape Cod Gray, Mint Frappe; Worsted in Vetiver, Pale Khaki; Lace in Cinnabar; Worsted in Chestnut, Moss; Lace in Lettuce

Chau, Hannah

Malabrigo + Woolgirl

This entry was posted on 5th November, 2010 .
Woolgirl, a yarn store that specializes in hand-dyed yarns, has recently invited Malabrigo's Head Dyer, Antonio, to be a part of a very exciting project! Antonio will be designing a colorway exclusively for the August 2011 edition of Woolgirl's new 'Victorian Writers' themed Knitting Club. Victorian Writer's Knitting Club Antonio is going to be dyeing to a garden theme, inspired by Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway," a short story that is full of delightfully colorful visual imagery. Who knows what part of the story Antonio will draw his colorway from? I pulled out a few samples from an online, public-domain edition that I felt would be especially inspirational: "... wrapped in the soft mesh of the grey-blue morning air, which, as the day wore on, would unwind them, and set down on their lawns and pitches the bouncing ponies, whose forefeet just struck the ground and up they sprung, the whirling young men, and laughing girls in their transparent muslins who, even now, after dancing all night, were taking their absurd woolly dogs for a run... and the shopkeepers were fidgeting in their windows with their paste and diamonds, their lovely old sea-green brooches in eighteenth-century settings to tempt Americans ...and she, too, loving it as she did with an absurd and faithful passion..." "There were flowers: delphiniums, sweet peas, bunches of lilac; and carnations, masses of carnations. There were roses; there were irises... And then, opening her eyes, how fresh like frilled linen clean from a laundry laid in wicker trays the roses looked; and dark and prim the red carnations, holding their heads up; and all the sweet peas spreading in their bowls, tinged violet, snow white, pale — as if it were the evening and girls in muslin frocks came out to pick sweet peas and roses after the superb summer’s day, with its almost blue-black sky, its delphiniums, its carnations, its arum lilies was over; and it was the moment between six and seven when every flower — roses, carnations, irises, lilac — glows; white, violet, red, deep orange; every flower seems to burn by itself, softly, purely in the misty beds; and how she loved the grey-white moths spinning in and out, over the cherry pie, over the evening primroses!" Antonio's month, August 2011, can be purchased for $70 on the Woolgirl website. This includes not only the yarn and pattern to make a very lovely pair of themed socks, but each month also comes with several other goodies -- a themed stitch marker and an assortment of knitting notions, from project bags to vintage and boutique items. Each kit will also come with a little information on how Antonio chose the colorway, and you can participate in an official Woolgirl Club KAL, too! This is such a fun way to get an inside look at a great writer -- and a great dyer's interpretation of her work!

Chau, Hannah

About the color name

This entry was posted on 21st October, 2010 .
When we had been in Cape Cod we saw the amazing landscape. One thing that particularly caught my attention, were the wooden walls and their gray. Then, Cape Cod Gray was born. [gallery] After the trip, I appreciate better Edward Hopper paintings, who has helped to perceive the cap. Antonio.

Fall in Love: Weekly Color Feature

This entry was posted on 5th October, 2010 .
Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
Rios in Glazed Carrot, Cumpersita, Piedras; Chunky in Pagoda, Rhodesian, Black Forest; Silky in Blackberry, Redwood Bark

Chau, Hannah

Fall in Love: Preserves

This entry was posted on 2nd October, 2010 .
61 Balls Scrappy Trivet, by knitter Alice Kathryn
Around this time of year, a lot of people finish up a project they have been working on all summer long. No, I'm not talking about knitting at all, though I suppose you could call a garden a work-in-progress! Some of the coolest gardeners I know are canning, bottling, and jar-ing their way to a winter full of lovely, yummy treats from their gardens. It's a waste-not, want-not harvest story. With a little left over, (or in some cases, a lot left over), these folks can have an extra meal, an extra snack, or a little treat to remind them that while the summertime is over, the benefits of all that hard work didn't get wasted.
Scrappy Bloom Dress, by knitter Shelley Kaskey (WaldorfMama)
Fish Hat by knitter WhatLadder on Ravelry
You can view yarn the same way, you know! Sometimes, when finishing a project, you have a few yards, a little ball, or even half of the cake left over. Sure, you can cut them up as stuffing for a knitted toy, or just toss them, but why not save them in a little jar or basket until you have enough to start pairing colors together for scrappy projects? As you can see in the pictures throughout this post, some really great scrappy knitting is being done -- are you ready to jump in?

Chau, Hannah

Fall in Love: Fair Isle Mittens

This entry was posted on 1st October, 2010 .
I don't think there's any other type of knitting that makes me feel more like fall than fair isle (stranded) colorwork! And I can hardly think of another yarn with more color options than the ever-constant staple, Malabrigo Worsted. With well over 100 colors on our worsted color card, you're sure to find anything you're looking for. I think mittens are a great way to introduce yourself to colorwork. They are quick enough to knit that you can spend some time playing around with the technique, and you have two to practice on before your project is finished. It's also rare that a mitten is too 'daunting' for any level of knitter -- even one with a complicated colorwork pattern is easily mastered. I pulled a few of my favorite mittens from Ravelry and have separated them into skill categories with color recommendations! beginning mittensBeginning Colorwork: you may know how to knit a mitten up and down, and knit in the round like a pro, but maybe it's your first time trying stranded knitting. Something that offers a little more variation than a typical stripe is just what you need! Mittens like Mandy Powers' Ziggity Mittens work up well in Malabrigo Worsted on size 3 needles. Though this gauge would be hard on your hands with a plied yarn, the buttery softness of singles makes it easy to knit a bit tighter. With a cute picot edge, it gives you a chance to try new techniques with ones you might be more familiar with. If you're looking for something slightly more challenging for your first time out, try the similar Herringbone Mittens with Poms by Elli Stubenrauch. Many people have already knit this pattern in Worsted -- including Ravelry user Amyldubya, whose lovely mittens are pictured. Intermediate Colorwork: If you've already tried colorwork once or twice, maybe it's time for you to Intermediate Mittenstry one of the more complex geometric patterns, or add a third color into the equation. I am of the opinion that the more geometric or repetitive the pattern, the more intuitively your mind will complete it as you knit, which means that you will be able to tell exactly where you are without having to count every stitch of every row, should you use your place. Some excellent patterns that meet this criteria are Diamonds Are Forever, by Nanette Blanchard. These mittens offer an opportunity to play with color and add more colors to your stranded knitting. The cuff, which contains an organic shape, gives beautiful contrast to the mainly-geometric patterning of the mitten's body. Another great mitten pattern at this level is the End of May pattern by Mandy Powers. This pattern looks complicated - it has different charts for the front and back, and the mitten is lined. But if you're willing to give it a chance, the simple two-color pattern is repeated and actually more intuitive than it seems. The lovely mittens (not in Malabrigo) pictured are by one of our favorite bloggers, Alice Kathryn of Kathryn Ivy. Advanced Colorwork: It's hard to qualify any part of knitting 'advanced'. Most techniques are easily mastered with some amount of dedication. For the advanced colorwork category, I chose patterns that I felt were beautiful and time-consuming -- with colors changing in almost every stitch, these are not colorwork patterns that you can breeze through while watching television, or forget which row you are on and pick it up easily without counting later. But they yield beautiful results, and their complexity allows for endless applications of color. Midnight SunMidnight Sun by Randy K. is a pattern with alternating background colors, the potential to alternate foreground colors, a colorwork cuff (which could easily be omitted if you don't like the bell shape of it), and a complicated, large-motif pattern. It would be lovely to see these mittens worked up in rich monochromatic background color gradation (think, Water-Green, Sapphire Green, Verde Esperanza and Cypress) with a bright foreground in a complement, like Vermilion or Ravelry Red. Equally lovely could be a cuff in a solid color, like Marine, choosing parts of the motif to highlight in the same color, making the background solid (if using Marine, perhaps a color like Periwinkle) and adding another cool bordering color, like Fuscia, for interest and 'pop'. Hiroshige MittensAnother lovely pattern with unlimited possiblity is the Hiroshige Mitten pattern by Hanneke Sieben. With a lovely bird motif and detailed cuffs, hems, changing background colorwork and complex foreground, these mittens will be masterpieces as soon as you get them off the needles. Some particularly striking color combinations? Try Burgundy in the foreground, and back it with Polar Morn and Pearl Ten, or go with a more colorful background with Pearl or Natural , backing it on Paris Night with a dramatic Cinnabar harvest moon. Choosing Colors: For colorwork, color is obviously everything. Take a moment to study a color wheel, and then think about what is across or next to each other on the wheel. Contrast happens with variation in intensity - light and dark, as well as complementary and hue (the actual pigment) variation. Excellent colorwork will have both in harmonious balance. It's fun to play around with color charts and combinations -- draw inspiration from places you love, or blogs you frequent, like The Color Collective, which reveals new and interesting color combinations every day.

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Bubblegum Queen

This entry was posted on 21st September, 2010 .
Bubblegum Queen Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
Worsted in Cognac; Silky in Sand; Lace in Apricot; Twist in Pearl Ten, Terron; Sock in Eggplant, Playa; Rios in Primavera

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Last Breath of Summer

This entry was posted on 12th September, 2010 .
photo courtesy of project wedding
Feeling Inspired? Try these Malabrigo Colorways:
Angora in Shocking Pink, Sock in Archangel, Silky in Plum Blossom and Natural, Lace in Periwinkle and Apple Green, Twist in Sunset and Damask

Chau, Hannah

Playa Color

This entry was posted on 2nd September, 2010 .
This summer I was walking along the beach when this appeared
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I found this as a nice combination for a wool and Playa  (beach) has born. It comes in Sock and Rios
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Antonio

New Colors for 2010/2011

This entry was posted on 20th August, 2010 .
Some of our favorite yarns got new colorways this year! Take a look at them and keep an eye out at your LYS for some of these great additions to our palette. Worsted:
Worsted in Malambo, Navidad, Uva, Garden Gate, Polvoriento, Milonga
Chunky:
Chunky in Uva, Polvoriento, Deja Vu, Milonga
Silky Merino:
Silky Merino in Pradera, Cumpersita, Piedras, Arco Iris and Mazanilla Olive
Sock:
Sock in Playa and Candombe
Twist:
Twist in Piedras, Belgian Chocolate and Manzanilla Olive

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature: Misty Rambla

This entry was posted on 20th August, 2010 .
photo by Chindogudotcom via Flickr.com
I love this picture by Flickr user chindogudotcom -- it really captures the feeling as the fog rolls into the Rambla in the evenings. The Rambla is the road that wraps around Montevideo, Uruguay's river edge, and during the day, this place is abuzz with people of all ages. At night, though, it takes on a quieter identity. You can see people in this picture sitting and drinking mate on the lookout steps. Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo colorways:
Worsted in Malambo, Indigo, Pink Frost and Frank Ochre; Silky in Rupestre; Rasta in Azules; Silky in Nocturnal; Rios in Paris Nights

Chau, Hannah

Yarn Profile: Rios

This entry was posted on 18th August, 2010 .
photo by Polly of Little Country Wools
After perusing some of our older posts (and preparing some work for the newsletter this month), I realized that we never did a full introductory post on our new Rios superwash worsted yarn! We talked about a few of the colors and dropped hints here and there, but for all things Rios, you really need a full post! Rios is a superwash, 4-ply, worsted-weight yarn. It knits up really well on needle sizes US 6 - 8 (4 - 5 mm). Superwash means that you can put your knitted object through the wash and dry cycles on your at-home washing machine, making Rios really easy to care for, and ideal for knitting things like baby blankets, clothing, and housewares (afghan, anyone?) Rios comes in a gorgeous range of colors, too! Some of your favorites - Lettuce, Purple Mystery, Indecita and Glazed Carrot - and some new colors, too, like Cumparsita and Candombe! You should always be able to find the perfect Rios to match your project. Rios was introduced at TNNA in June, and is already showing up in stores that pre-ordered. Be sure to keep an eye out for Rios at a store near you this fall!

Chau, Hannah

Sheep Week Color Feature - Paysandu

This entry was posted on 28th July, 2010 .
photo by Hannah Thiessen
photo by Hannah Thiessen

Feeling inspired? Try Malabrigo in these colorways!

Sock in Natural, Chunky in Pearl, Silky in Tatami, Rasta in Natural, Silky in Helechos, Rios in Coco, Twist in Zinc, Worsted in Jewel Blue
Sock in Natural, Chunky in Pearl, Silky in Tatami, Rasta in Natural, Silky in Helechos, Rios in Coco, Twist in Zinc, Worsted in Jewel Blue

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Deepest Blues

This entry was posted on 23rd July, 2010 .
blue mosaic

1. Hopping Fish, 2. The Clouds and Parliament, 3. UK - Oxford - Port Meadow floods - blue v2, 4. Blacklight Jellies, 5. Untitled, 6. SourCherries SW Merino Glade, 7. Blue ice cave at the Jostedalsbreen glacier, 8. Blue glass

Feeling inspired? Check out these great Malabrigo colorways:

Worsted in Marine, Azul Bolita; Sock in Azules, Cote d'Azure; Organic Cotton in Indigo; Twist in Green-Gray, Azul Profundo; Lace in Stone Blue

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature -- Orange You Glad?

This entry was posted on 13th July, 2010 .

orange color feature

1. Phoebity scarf, 2. Pumpkins, 3. nothing is as it seams I, 4. Red Torii, 5. Potholders.. , 6. Peat, 7. Terracotta Dos, 8. Fat Cat Knits "Woodsman"

Feeling inspired? Try these Malabrigo Colorways:

Rios in Glazed Carrot, Worsted in Apricot, Cinnabar, Rhodesian, Gruesa in Ladrillo, Sock in Terracotta, Silky in Coral, Twist in Sunset

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Rich Reds

This entry was posted on 25th June, 2010 .

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1. Red glass, 2. Electric Pomegranate, 3. Venetian Red, 4. my so called scarf , 5. nothing is as it seams I, 6. UK - Oxford - Post Box, 7. Shanghai Zhujiajiao, 8. Poppy

Feeling inspired? Try these colorways:

Gruesa in Sealing Wax, Torero; Silky in Amoroso, Ravelry Red; Twist in Ravelry Red; Worsted in Vermilion, Red Mahogany and Intenso

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Verdant

This entry was posted on 17th June, 2010 .

Color Feature III - Green

1. Meeting the pregnant princess of the forest, 2. Cool Weird Plant!, 3. making a thing of beauty without too much thought about what it means, 4. 48::365 Blooming Moss..., 5. Hydrangeas, 6. Fat Quarters for Happy Green Quilt, 7. Kermit Funky Carolina , 8. Hostas

Feeling Inspired? Try Malabrigo in these colorways:

Worsted in Nostalgia, Moss, and Forest; Lace in Saphire Green, Silky in Helechos and Dill, Lace in Verde Adriana, Twist in Lettuce Worsted in Nostalgia, Moss, and Forest; Lace in Saphire Green, Silky in Helechos and Dill, Lace in Verde Adriana, Twist in Lettuce

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Luminosity

This entry was posted on 9th June, 2010 .

Luminous Mosaic Color week 2

1. what? I'm cute?, 2. sulphurs, 3. Chinese landscape #7, 4. Rococo-style stone house in Guadalajara Mexico, 5. LYM Perina nuda (Banyan Tussock Moth), 6. Lit Through Shadow, 7. Untitled, 8. Emperor

Feeling Inspired? Try these colors from the Malabrigo collection:

Merino Worsted in Butter, Applewood, Pollen and Pearl Merino Worsted in Butter, Applewood, Pollen and Pearl
Silky in Narciso, Tatami, Natural and Topaz Silky in Narciso, Tatami, Natural and Topaz

Knits at Alice + Olivia

This entry was posted on 7th June, 2010 .
Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 collection Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 collection

I totally fell in love with this simple-but-sweet collection from the Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 line. Personally, I'm a sucker for both incredibly bright colors and remarkably subtle, soft color palettes equally. This collection provides perfect inspiration to use Malabrigo Yarns -- can you just imagine Malabrigo in ultra-soft, gentle-colored knits, wrapped around your neck and shoulders as a dainty-but-substantial cardigan? I certainly can.

Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 collection Alice + Olivia Fall 2010 collection
If you're looking for the perfect color palette to carry you from summer into fall, or you live in a slightly warmer climate and aren't quite ready to sacrifice daily sunshine in favor of the darker colors of winter, this is the perfect selection! Try making a cardigan in Silky to wear now, or splurge on a Twist or Worsted cardigan for winter. Check out the color chart below to find your perfect tones!
Top Row, Worsted in: Periwinkle, Apricot, Pollen, Natural, Second Row, Worsted in: Pearl Ten, Pearl, Polar Morn, Pidgeon Top Row, Worsted in: Periwinkle, Apricot, Pollen, Natural, Second Row, Worsted in: Pearl Ten, Pearl, Polar Morn, Pidgeon
Top Row, Silky Merino in: Narciso, Mint Frappe, Madre Pearla, Tatami, Second Row, Silky Merino in: Cape Cod Gray, Celeste, Suny Lime, London Sky Top Row, Silky Merino in: Narciso, Mint Frappe, Madre Pearla, Tatami, Second Row, Silky Merino in: Cape Cod Gray, Celeste, Suny Lime, London Sky
Twist in Applewood, Zinc, Natural Twist in Applewood, Zinc, Natural

Chau, Hannah

Weekly Color Feature - Turquoise and Deco Green

This entry was posted on 4th June, 2010 .
Water Green, Mint, and Continental Mosaic 1. Cool Balloons Underwater, 2. sea green, 3. day 16-treasures, 4. making a thing of beauty without too much thought about what it means, 5. DollQuiltFront, 6. The Blue "Pondering Life's Mysteries" Chair, 7. Hickory Horned Devil (caterpillar), 8. Hilarious Damsfly Feeling inspired? Try worsted in Water Green, Continental, Mint or Taureg

Water Green, Continental, Mint, Taureg

Ankara Green, Teal Feather, Spring Water

Or try Silky Malabrigo in Ankara Green, Teal Feather or Spring Water!Chau, Hannah

Warm Neutrals - Fashion Forecasting

This entry was posted on 3rd June, 2010 .
Leather Skirts at the Elise Øverland showing Elise Øverland Leather Skirt, Fall 2010
If you weren't sure what colors were going to replace the tried (and maybe tired) nautical themes of this summer season, wonder no more! All over the runways were warm neutrals, meant to add some life into the sad, gray wardrobes of last season. If you're looking to punch up your winter knits, think about trying some of our yarns in Worsted, Chunky, or Twist! The Elise Øverland show was all about leather. You can get the same rich, worn-in color of her oiled leather pieces with Cinnabar in worsted. Knit it in sleek stockinette with interesting shaping and false seams for a tailored look.
Elise Øverland, Fall 2010 Elise Øverland, Fall 2010
If you're the kind of knitter who likes to have a little more visual interest (and maybe complex colorwork) in their knitting, you might want to pick several warm neutrals and pair them together for your favorite colorwork pattern. Elise Øverland also showed a really beautiful pairing of brown and maroon with a touch of yellow-beige that would be particularly sophisticated and lovely for the fall season. Get the soft, shiny, drape of this blouse by using Malabrigo Silky. Malabrigo Yarns has some lovely options for such pairings not only in Worsted, but also in Twist, Chunky, Sock and Lace! Colors to look at include Rhodesian, Rattan, Cinnabar, Sunset, Mahogany, Marron Oscuro, Cabarnet, Rich Chocolate, Roanoke, and Dark Earth. In Twist, try Burgundy or Terron. If you like variegated yarns, think about Sotobosques!

Chau, Hannah

History

This entry was posted on 22nd May, 2010 .
As I didn't find what I was looking for in hand-dyed yarn, I decided to try and dye it myself. I started it in this pot in my kitchen.  My wife,  Carla,  said to me "the soup will be blue". This was in 2004. img_0957

Cumparsita

This entry was posted on 5th May, 2010 .
Working in a new color. cumparsita_testWe needed a rouge red and dark grey so we decided  took inspiration on Tango music, because is a tipical color used by the Tango dancers, here in the Rio de la Plata. We named Cumparsita as the most popular song written by Matos Rodriguez an Uruguayan musician. At the picture, you have some differents test colors. If you will knit it, may be you can do it, to the sound of La Cumparsita. tango You can listen the music here on Wikipedia

About color's names II

This entry was posted on 2nd May, 2010 .
Liquidambar  (#618 Twist) A popular ornamental tree in North America, it is recognizable from its combination of five-pointed star-shaped leaves and spiked fruit. it Is a large tree producing a fragrant gum resembling liquid amber, whence the name. If you find one and crumple the leaf in your hand, a nice fragant will be on the skin. Fall colors are lovely and we were inspired by them. zoom

About color's names

This entry was posted on 29th April, 2010 .
Many people ask about the names of the colors Charrua (#259) The Charruas were native americans located in the area that today is Uruguay.This yarn coloring is inspired on the colors used during their female coming of age act. They painted their dark faces with sky-blue tints

New Alpine Pearl

This entry was posted on 6th April, 2010 .
Now, we performed some changes on Alpine Pearl color. It has developed more blue and purple shadows throw it. alpinepearl2-mm-201 alpinepearl-mm-201

New Verdes

This entry was posted on 18th February, 2010 .
Now, we performed some changes on Verdes color. It has developed more green shadows throw it. verdes2010 verdes 10

New Hummingbird

This entry was posted on 22nd October, 2009 .
We performed some changes on Hummingbird color. It has developed some purples shadows throw it. humingbird-chunky humingbird-chunky1 Now is closer to real bird colors humminbird

New Col China

This entry was posted on 15th October, 2009 .
We performed some changes on Col China color. It has developed some Pagoda shadows throw it. new-Col-China-1 new-Col-China Antonio