MFPP: A Knit Confectionery by Sarah Burghardt

This entry was posted on 14th June, 2013 .
Screen shot 2013-06-14 at 2.49.11 PM   This month's MFPP is as sweet as they come- a sugar-spun candy-venture of woolly goodness in the perfect colors for June!  
Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos Bon-Bonnet in Merino Worsted, in Water Green and Kaleidos
Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre Saltwater Taffeta in Sock, Light of Love and Ochre
Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita Saltwater Taffeta in Arroyo, Natural and Indiecita
  Sarah says:
For the June Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project, I’ve designed a set of five candy-inspired patterns, from shawls to hats to leg-warmers. There’s even a tutorial and pattern for editing a loose t-shirt into a fashionable summer piece--with knitting!  Saltwater Taffeta is a shawlette with staggered lace panels and short-rows to give it shape. Yep. Shortrows in the lace pattern. And a sideways cast-on. (You’re welcome, nerds.) Jolie Rancher had quite a few incarnations before it reached its current lacy status. Gradually-increasing lace design was new territory for me, and I’m quite happy with what I learned in the process. I designed the Cottontail Candy Warmers with Angora, heaving a huge sigh of relief when two skeins were enough to go from my knee to my ankle. The yarn was so luscious to work with, and once I’d made them it was hard to go anywhere without them! The hat of the book, Bon-Bonnet, is something I had made for some twin four-year-old girls, thought it was adorable, and decided to make it bigger for adults. It’s such a fun hat, with its slight bonnet-like shape,stripes, pom-poms, thick seed-stitch band--you will feel like a kid whenever you wear it! And last, but de?nitely not least, is my Jelly Bean Tee. This is an idea I’ve had ?oating in my head for about a year, and for about a year I’ve been searching for the perfect vintage tee to edit. As June drew closer, I ultimately settled on a men’s tee from Old Navy (no street cred, I know) which ended up being a perfect match.
Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf Cottontail Candy Wamers in Angora, Blue Surf
Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom Jolie Rancher in Silky Merino, Arco Iris and Plum Blossom
Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love. Jelly Bean Tee, edging done in Sock, Light of Love.
  Beautiful work, Sarah! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or you can see the whole collection here. You can also browse all the MFPP patterns on our Ravelry page! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is “MFPP”? MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

- Alex

 
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