MFPP: The Vagabond's Closet by Holly Priestley

This entry was posted on 7th August, 2013 .
20130717-IMG_5897 - title mock up   August's collection by Holly Priestley is somehow romantic and whimsical yet down to earth at the same time. The combinations of colors and textures are unexpected, but somehow perfect!   [caption id="attachment_3947" align="aligncenter" width="334"]Transient Tunic in Rios, in Pearl Ten Transient Tunic in Rios, in Pearl Ten[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3948" align="aligncenter" width="334"]Wayfaring Vest in Twist, in Natural, Manzanilla Olive, Azul Profundo, Sunset, and Burgundy Wayfaring Vest in Twist, in Natural, Manzanilla Olive, Azul Profundo, Sunset, and Burgundy[/caption]   Adapted from Holly's blog:
The Vagabond’s Closet is a 5 piece collection that features knit articles and accessories that, whether worn together or separately, are sure to complement your nomadic lifestyle. Showing off a variety of Malabrigo’s absolutely gorgeous yarns, the assortment ranges in yarn weights, colors used, techniques explored and difficulty levels. Among the items you’ll find the Wayfaring Vest, a circle vest that starts from the center of the back and is worked out with a stranded colorwork star motif and a combination of simple colorwork and textural interest. The Transient Tunic is modifiable in length and the fabric has a generous amount of give so any of the 4 sizes should fit most adult women! The geometric detail in the waistband is where it’s all started, with stitches picked up for the top and skirt later. The Tattered So Chic Mitts feature a simple shape and texture with visually interesting dropped stitch details – each mitt has a different make-up so even though it seems like you’re knitting plain stockinette the end results are stunning! The length allows the mitts to run all the way from your knuckles to your upper arms, but they look just as chic slouched down below your elbows. With chunky yarn, the Nomadic Nights Slouch is a super quick knit. The colorwork and textural interest make it fun to work on and the interesting construction and shape make it totally unique! And finally, the Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt is a one-size fits most, wrap-style skirt, this one is elevated with the gorgeous color combinations found only in Malabrigo’s yarns. Make it longer by knitting the panels longer, adding more panels or colors; wear it over jeans, leggings or bare legs – it’s perfect for all seasons!  
[caption id="attachment_3949" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Nomadic Nights Slouch in Chunky, in Rhodesian, Pearl Ten, and Lettuce Nomadic Nights Slouch in Chunky, in Rhodesian, Pearl Ten, and Lettuce[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3950" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Tattered So Chic Mitts in Sock, Natural Tattered So Chic Mitts in Sock, Natural[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3946" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt in Arroyo, in Archangel, VAA, Glitter, and Natural Wrapping Up the Journey Skirt in Arroyo, in Archangel, VAA, Glitter, and Natural[/caption]   What a stunning collection, Holly! Click the pictures to go to the individual patterns on Ravelry, or peruse 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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