Malabrigo Quickie: Savvy Hat and Cowl by Lindsay Lewchuk

This entry was posted on 20th November, 2017 by .

Designing under the name KnitEcoChic Lindsay Lewchuk specializes in using yarns that don't contain any animal fibers. She chose to use our 100% Mulberry silk base Mora to craft two beautiful pieces that feature a combination of lace and cables that she has called Savvy! You can find the Savvy Hat and the Savvy Cowl on Ravelry as separate patterns and as an e-book.

 

The cowl uses just over one skein but you will have enough left over to make the hat so 2 skeins = two pieces! The samples were knit up in Aguas for an amazing watery blue sheen.

When I asked her about her inspiration she had this to say:

Visions of sitting in an Oxford don’s old lecture room, scarcely heated save for the ongoing academic debate, inspired this fashion forward brainy style.  Savvy’s elegance transports you from keeping your cool in the lecture hall to warming things up on a crisp autumn date.  Whether worn in unity or as independent thinkers, Savvy hat and Savvy cowl will win you the final point!

 

Here are some Pattern Details:
Sizes: Cowl - One Size 24”/ 61cm around by 9”/ 23cm tall  
Hat - Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) to fit head sizes 19”/ 48.5cm (20”/ 51cm, 21”/ 53.5cm, 22”/ 56cm) with 1.5”/ 3.8cm negative ease

Materials: 2 skeins Malabrigo Mora shown in Aguas 

US 3 / 3.25mm DPNs or small circulars

Notions: Cable needle, Yarn needle, Stitch markers

 

About KnitEcoChic: Under the watchful eye of Puddles, the Great Dane, intentional design elements coalesce with animal-fiber free eco yarns in each of Lindsay's designs.  Publishing under the name Knit Eco Chic, Lindsay selects fibers that are good for the earth, the producers, the knitters, and the end wearer in order to spread the word about eco conscious knitting through visually interesting and fun to knit designs.  

Malabrigo Quickie for October

This entry was posted on 18th October, 2017 by .

October has brought us a super fun and fast Quickie from the designer Talitha Kuomi. Using only one beautiful skein of Mecha you can knit up reflektor in no time!

Talitha worked up two different versions of her new scarf, one in Mostaza (yellow) and the other in Paysandu (purple/pink). A little bit of shaping goes a long way to create points at each end and an intriguing point in the middle that takes this from a simple scarf to a fashion accessory statement.

There are two options, one involves you raiding your local jewelry making stash for clip on bits and bobbles to decorate the scarf.

Or if fringe is more your style, instructions are included on how to add just the right amount!

Hop over to Ravelry and then pick out your favorite color of Mecha and you could have this stylish new scarf before you know it! 

Malabrigo Quickies are Back Again!

This entry was posted on 22nd September, 2017 by .

That's right, Quickies are back! We are very excited to present the first of many new patterns designed by independent designers to highlight one or two skeins of lucious Malabrigo yarn. In the works are plans for at least one new pattern a month. The patterns will vary in what base they use and complexity level, small doesn't necessarily mean easy, but don't worry - there is sure to be something for every level of knitter.

To kick things off we are pleased to present a new pattern from Heather Zoppetti. Meet her new lace scarf Maglia.

When asked to give us a few thoughts about the pattern Heather had this to say:

This pattern was inspired by empty winter trellises awiting spring blooms. The mesh pattern in created in garter stitch and is completely reversible.


A simple pattern to memorize, this scarf is a fun and fast knit that looks great in variegated sock yarn. Once you make one, you won’t be able to stop!

Maglia features one skein of Malabrigo Sock in the color Rayon Vert. Of course, it is so hard to narrow down color choices so we asked Heather if she had other colors she thought would play well with this pattern. She suggested Fresco y Seco, Abril, and Light of Love. Following up with the statement "Pretty much any of the variegated colors will look awesome."

Which brings up a good point. We have heard your feedback and know that you want more patterns that compliment our highly variegated yarns so you can look forward to many more Quickies that do so.

Hopefully this beautiful scarf has inspired you to pick up your needles, a special skein of Sock, and get knitting. Make sure to click through to the Ravelry page and check out all of the other photos. Heather has styled this super long scarf in a variety of interesting ways that are sure to inspire you.

 

 

Quickie Collection: Slipt Colour by Clare Devine

This entry was posted on 10th February, 2016 .
Slipt Colour by Clare Devine We've had two-fer Quickies before but this is the first three-fer! Loving this awesome set of hats exploring the potential of slipped stitch patterns!
Slipt Stripes in Merino Worsted, in Uva and Malambo. Slipt Stripes in Merino Worsted, in Uva and Malambo.
Clare says:
Love variegated yarns? Looking for patterns that showcase the colours as they dance across the skein? Slipt Colour is for you. This mini collection has been designed to make the most of the glorious variegated skein you are coveting. Quick and easy to knit, these designs are a delight to make.
 
Slipt Vertical in Merino Worsted, in Alpine Pearl Slipt Vertical in Merino Worsted, in Alpine Pearl
Slipt Horizontal in Twist, in Cookie Slipt Horizontal in Twist, in Cookie
You can find Slipt Colour here or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: The Colourist by Lisa Hannes

This entry was posted on 2nd February, 2016 .
The Colourist in Rios, Arco Iris The Colourist in Rios, Arco Iris
It can sometimes be tricky to make the most of a lovely multicolored skein, but this week's Quickie makes short work of it with gorgeous elongated diamonds! Lisa says:
The Colourist is a crescent shaped shawl that highlights the beautiful different shadings of variegated yarns while taking advantage of a classic diamond pattern with elongated slipped stitches. When knitting this shawl it’s just so much fun to see what colour the next elongated stitch will be! This stitch pattern works really well for those variegated yarns, which are so pretty but often hard to find patterns for. It creates a beautifully textured fabric, is easy to work and knits up quickly.
Just beautiful! You can find The Colourist on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Woodpile by Susan Villas Lewis

This entry was posted on 22nd January, 2016 .
I don't know about you, but I am COLD right now. Pretty much all the time, this time of year. So not only does an actual woodpile (and the fires it begets) sound good right now, but a yummy squooshy silky scarf? Yes please! Introducing Woodpile by Susan Villas Lewis:
Woodpile in Silky Merino, Queguay Woodpile in Silky Merino, Queguay
Susan says:
It’s time to start gathering the woodpile for winter, and this long wide scarf is perfect for keeping warm as you work. Bounded by large ribbed sections on the ends, the body features a textured stitch that resembles stacks of wood for winter fires. The simple texture makes it perfect for showing off variegated yarns.
What a great project for multicolored yarns! You can find Woodpile on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington

This entry was posted on 7th January, 2016 .
I love a project that's both inventive and practical- not to mention cute! Introducing a design that is definitely all three: I Heart Earmuffs by Faye Kennington!
I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Pink Frost) and Nube (Baya Electrica) I Heart Earmuffs in Merino Worsted (Periwinkle) and Nube (Baya Electrica). Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.
This ultra-cozy pattern uses our unspun roving to make thrums, which are basically little tufty-fluffies that sit on the inside of the knit and make a lush, warm lining. And on the outside, they look like little hearts!
A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett. A knitter works the thrummed portion of the earmuff. Photo by Zenith Lillie-Eakett.
  This quick project comes in several adjustable sizes and just might be the perfect gift for all your valentines! You can find I Heart Earmuffs on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Rose Jam Set by Amy van de Laar

This entry was posted on 18th December, 2015 .
Mmm, what could be lovelier than a rich, rich red winter accessory set? Introducing Rose Jam by Amy van de Laar!
Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red Rose Jam set in Rios, in Ravelry Red
Amy says:
The Rose Jam hat and matching mitts are toasty, worsted-weight winter warmers featuring an all-over pattern of rose petals. I love the heart-shaped petals of some old fashioned roses, and they inspired a cable pattern of interlocking petals that is easy to knit without a cable needle. The name comes from rose petal jam, a sweet floral preserve that I think goes very well with scones and cream. You will need only one skein of Malabrigo Rios for either the hat or the mitts, or two skeins for the set. The patterns include full charts and written instructions, and a guide to knitting 1x1 cables without a cable needle.
Such a beautiful stitch pattern! You can find Rose Jam on Ravelry here , or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Hafren by Barbara Lösche

This entry was posted on 8th December, 2015 .
Today we've got a snazzy lil short-row scarf, rife with texture and lace! Introducing Hafren by Barbara Lösche:
Hafren in Silky Merino, in Mares and Sabiduria Hafren in Silky Merino, in Mares and Sabiduria
Barbara says:
Hafren is a celtic name. It is said Hafren is the celtic version of “Sabrina”. Other sources state the nymph of the English river Severn is called Hafren. I am sure the nymph of the Severn would be happy to wear Hafren. The scarf combines her home. The blue lace pattern represents the river with its lighter and darker colour like the white crest of the waves. The violet structure pattern shows the shore coloured by the evening sun.
Very cool! You can find Hafren on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Jennika Hat and Cowl by Jenn Emerson

This entry was posted on 2nd December, 2015 .
If you're looking for last-minute holiday gifts, we might have just the thing for you! Introducing the Jennika Hat and Cowl:
Jennika Hat and Cowl in Rios, in Ravelry Red Jennika Hat and Cowl in Rios, in Ravelry Red
The Jennika Hat and cowl are an all-over textured set, knit seamlessly from the bottoms up. The thick braided cables make a deliciously squishy fabric that will keep you warm on even the coldest days. The cowl features a slight A-line shape, while the hat is topped off with an optional pompom for a bit of fun. So pretty! Check out the Jennika Hat & Cowl on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Circular Slope by Michael Dworjan

This entry was posted on 12th November, 2015 .
Hold onto your hats, because we're about to shake up the way you make, well...hats! Introducing Circular Slope by Michael Dworjan:
Circular Slope in Rios in Ivy Circular Slope in Rios in Ivy
Michael says:
Tired of knitting hats flat or in the round from the top down or bottom up? If so, try a new "slant" on the noble hat with the Circular Slope pattern. The hat is knit as a strip and then ribbing is picked up to join in the round. Bind off and then the fun starts! Seam up the slope and let your eye drive the fit. Want something more unique? Seam the hat together with more of a bump. Looking for something more streamlined? Follow the angle of the hat with your seam for a closer fit. Two sizes are provided - one for a stocking, tighter fit (perfect for men) and one for a slouchier look. A wonderful quick gift that will have your idea of hat knitting turned on it's side - literally!
Circular Slope in Rios in Jupiter Circular Slope in Rios in Jupiter
  Very cool, and the perfect antidote for the "I'm on my fifth holiday gift hat this year and I'm sick of 'em!" blues! Check out Circular Slope on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Perfect Pitch Scarf by Knitwise Design

This entry was posted on 27th October, 2015 .
Today's Quickie is soft, cheery, and rather innovative! Introducing the Perfect Pitch Scarf by Knitwise Design.
Pitch Perfect Scarf in Silky Merino, in Ankara Green Perfect Pitch Scarf in Silky Merino, in Ankara Green
Linda says:
This clever design allows you to fine- tune your scarf so it’s perfect every time! Each time you wear it you can change the look by adjusting the relative lengths of the loop and tail. So many different ways to wear this design! The knitting is easy, but keeps you interested with integrated i-cord edges that merge for a seamless and tidy point. Classy enough for the office or the symphony!
So clever! You can find Perfect Pitch on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Crosstown Traffic by Karie Westermann

This entry was posted on 13th October, 2015 .
Today's Quickie is sure to add a little zip to the dreary winter days ahead! Introducing Crosstown Traffic by Karie Westermann:
Crosstown Traffic in Twist, in Zinc and Plena Crosstown Traffic in Twist, in Zinc and Plena
Karie says:
Named for an iconic Jimi Hendrix track, this design oozes urban chic. The asymmetrical cowl is worked in garter-stitch with stripes and an easy slip-stitch pattern. Designed to showcase wildly variegated colourways of Malabrigo Twist on a background of semi-solid, the cowl has an urban, relaxed feel. The cowl is worked flat in garter stitch and a slip stitch pattern with icord edging. Only one colour is worked at any given time with the variegated section lending a pop of colour and tying the look together.
Very cool! You can check out Crosstown Traffic on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Hemisphere by Nett Hulse

This entry was posted on 29th September, 2015 .
I'm super jazzed about today's Quickie: I love maps! Introducing Hemisphere by Nett Hulse:
Hemisphere in Twist, in Belgian Chocolate and Liquid Ambar Hemisphere in Twist, in Belgian Chocolate and Liquid Ambar
Nett says:
Hemisphere is a two colour, double knit hat that transforms the wearer's head into a globe of the earth. Inspired by my husband’s love of cartography, Hemisphere is worked in the round from the brim up and uses charted map projections to simultaneously achieve the globe effect and head shaping.
Hemisphere in Twist, in Paris Night and Liquid Ambar Hemisphere in Twist, in Paris Night and Liquid Ambar
So. Cool. Plus, handy if you happen to be sailing around the world and lose your map. You can find Hemisphere on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Perfect Rime Hat and Cowl by Jenny Faifel

This entry was posted on 15th September, 2015 .
The crispness of fall is starting to sneak into the air (at least here in the midwest, where I'm writing from!) It's time to break out the ole needles, grab a ball of buttery soft wool, and get to knittin' before the snow shows up! May I suggest a beautifully cozy hat/cowl set in an undeniably-wintery shade? Introducing the Perfect Rime set by Jenny Faifel:
Perfect Rime hat in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn Perfect Rime hat in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn
Jenny says:
The Perfect Rime hat and cowl is a classic cabled set that is easy and quick to knit up. Perfect for both cable veterans and novices, it will keep you toasty warm this winter! The buttons and wide brim add a charming touch. The hat is available in 2 sizes: 20” (22”) to fit child/teen (average adult) head.
Perfect Rime Cowl in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn Perfect Rime Cowl in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn
  You can find the Perfect Rime Hat and Perfect Rime Cowl on Ravelry, or check out our past Quickies here! Can't decide which to make? Jenny is offering a 20% discount when both patterns purchased at the same time, so go nuts and grab both!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Leaves at First Light by Nim Teasdale

This entry was posted on 18th August, 2015 .
In addition to the MFPP we also have a beautiful Quickie today! Bonus!! Introducing Leaves at First Light by Nim Teasdale.
Leaves at First Light in Rastita, in the Aguas colorway Leaves at First Light in Rastita, in the Aguas colorway
Nim says:
Leaves at First Light is a shawl for budding dryads and elves needing a warm layer to wrap around shoulders in the early morning while creeping off to begin the day, or of an evening while lingering in the cool under the trees or gadding about the forest. It is designed to sit close around the neck and shoulders, and for a more elfin look can be worn at a jaunty angle over one shoulder or laced up the front through the eyelets to stay put during any enthusiastic woodland frolicking.
You can check out Leaves at First Light on Ravelry here, or check out our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Notus by K.M. Bedigan

This entry was posted on 21st July, 2015 .
It may be summery now, but autumn is just around the corner! Get prepared with a little light knitting that results in a snuggly fall shawlette: introducing Notus by K.M. Bedigan.
Notus in Arroyo, in Glitter Notus in Arroyo, in Glitter
K.M. says:
Notus, the Greek god of the South Winds – bringer of the storms of late Summer and Autumn. In the ancient texts, he is feared as the destroyer of crops and is a danger to travellers with his actions, heralding the end of the summer heat and beginning of the colder months. The pattern pairs garter stitch and short rows to create a flowing, textured shawl, with a spiralling cabled border echoing ideas and memories of breezy days. The shawl is asymmetric, forming a right angle triangular shape. The body is knitted first and edged with a sideways knitted on border. I-cord edging trims the shawl, and is worked throughout. Due to the construction of the shawl, the border can be worked in a second colour.
You can find Notus on Ravelry here, or check out our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Fin de Siècle by Sara Burch

This entry was posted on 7th July, 2015 .
Today's Quickie by Sara Burch highlights such a cool and stunning technique! Introducing Fin de Siècle:
Fin de Siècle in Rastita, in Dewberry and Arco Iris Fin de Siècle in Rastita, in Dewberry and Arco Iris
Sara says:
Fin de Siècle refers to the end of the 19th century, and one of the dominant art movements at the time was Art Nouveau. Inspired by the more unruly elements of nature, art nouveau is characterized by organic shapes, curling lines, and floral motifs. In the world of knitwear, entwining cables offer the perfect opportunity to explore this artistic style. This shawl combines cabling with garter stitch stripes and slipped stitches to acheive cable strands that pop from the background, even though only one color is worked at a time. This technique is perfect for making the most of those highly variegated or watercolors skeins by pairing them with a semisolid or solid background color.
You can find Fin de Siècle on Ravelry here, or check out our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Ocean Stained Glass by Janet Johnson

This entry was posted on 23rd June, 2015 .
Today's Quickie reminds me of the beautiful, sand-tumbled shards of glass you can often find at the beach- and is a great small project to take with you on your next trip! Introducing Ocean Stained Glass by Janet Johnson!
Ocean Stained Glass in Merino Worsted, in Azul Profundo and Nostalgia Ocean Stained Glass in Merino Worsted, in Azul Profundo and Nostalgia
Janet says:
This cowl gives you the opportunity to try something new with Malabrigo’s beautifully dyed Merino Worsted Yarn. We’re all drawn to the amazing hues in Malabrigo’s variegated yarn, but sometimes it’s tricky to figure out how to make those colors shine. This pattern breaks up any color pooling that might occur, while highlighting those varying shades by pairing them with a semi-solid color.
What a great use for variegated yarns! You can find Ocean Stained Glass on Ravelry here, or check out our past Quickies here!
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Pleat Up! by Hanna Maciejewska

This entry was posted on 9th June, 2015 .
Looking for some light knitting to keep you busy through the summer and cozy through the fall? We've got the shawl for you! Introducing Pleat Up! by Hanna Maciejewska!
Pleat Up! in Rastita, in Cereza Pleat Up! in Rastita, in Cereza
Hanna says:
"Pleat Up!" is a triangular shawl knit from side to side on the bias in one piece. It’s simple, classic and clean look is broken up by textural elements while shape-changing worked-in pleats account for the slight curvature at the nape side, making this shawl wrap nicely around the shoulders. Especially cozy when knit from a very soft yarn such as the one used for the pictured sample shawl!
IMG_1493_medium2 Gorgeous! You can find Pleat Up! on Ravelry here, or see our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Agasi Hat by Anna Rauf

This entry was posted on 26th May, 2015 .
Today's Quickie is a pretty little hat by Anna Rauf! Introducing Agasi:
Agasi hat in Merino Worsted, Hollyhock Agasi hat in Merino Worsted, Hollyhock
Anna says:
When I started my adventure with knitting, I had no idea about hand-dyed yarn. Yarn like this was simply not available at my local yarn stores… When I received my first skein of Malabrigo Worsted (thanks to a generous friend), I was over-the-moon excited to see for myself how different, how special, and how incredibly unique this yarn is. I did not expect that it would be such a challenge to prepare a design that would compliment semi-solid and variegated colorways. I tried a few of my ideas, but I still was not fully satisfied as I wanted to create a pattern that would show the full beauty and depth of hand-dyed yarn. And this is how I created the Agasi hat. This hat truly looks lovely in any colorway! It is a fun, easy knit with lots of cables for a textured look.
Find the Agasi hat on Ravelry here, or see our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Zelda by Szilvia Linczmaier

This entry was posted on 19th May, 2015 .
Today we have a beautiful lightweight hat for spring- Zelda by Szilvia Linczmaier!
Zelda in Malabrigo Sock, Ochre Zelda in Malabrigo Sock, Ochre
Szilvia says:
As a designer I have long been inspired by the fashion trends of the 1920s, and when I saw the rich gold of Malabrigo Sock Ochre I was sure it would become a light and airy hat that would make the wearer feel as elegant and feminine as Zelda Fitzerald and other icons of the gilded era. This hat features a garter brim flanked by a graceful and sophisticated cable that works its way from brim to crown, ensuring that knitting this hat is engaging from the first stitch.
Knittingpattern_ZeldaHat So swanky! You can check out Zelda on Ravelry here, or see our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Casper Mountain Cowl by Abbey Swanson

This entry was posted on 28th April, 2015 .
You may remember Abbey (aka The Firefly Hook) from her recent gorgeous MFPP - well, she's back today with one more project!
Casper Mountain Cowl in Arroyo, in Pocion Casper Mountain Cowl in Arroyo, in Pocion
Abbey says:
The reds, blues and greens in the Pocion colorway beautifully represent the landscape around Casper Mountain. Because of its many functions, the bandanna served as an essential accessory for a cowboy or pioneer before it became an iconic fashion piece. I wanted a versatile design that could be worn by men, women and children. I love how it looks on both our models: a 16 year old young lady and my 6 year old son.
You can find the Casper Mountain Cowl on Ravelry here! Or see a list of our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Papilio Atalanta by Lotta Groeger

This entry was posted on 14th April, 2015 .
Springy weather calls for a springy shawl, like this airy number by Lotta Groeger!
Papilio Atalanta in Sock, Cote D'Azure Papilio Atalanta in Sock, Cote D'Azure
Lotta says:
This shawl is worked from end to end. The boarder has stylized butterflies, just the right reminder that summer is just around the corner. The main body is worked in mesh to maximise the shawl size with limited yarn. The shawl can be worn as a way to warm your shoulders as well as a simple scarf.
bis_November_2014_023_medium2 So pretty! You can find Papilio Atalanta on Ravelry here, or see a list of our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Bonne Toque by Moira Engel

This entry was posted on 1st April, 2015 .
Bonne Toque in Rastita, Natural and Sabiduria Bonne Toque in Rastita, Natural and Sabiduria
Moira says:
Bonne Toque is just a pretty hat for spring. Warm and snuggly Malabrigo Rastita makes for a perfect knit for transitioning the seasons.
Find it on Ravelry here! Or see a list of our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Amy's Mitts by Jessica Anderson

This entry was posted on 19th March, 2015 .
[caption id="attachment_5357" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Amy's Mitts in Sock, Dewberry Amy's Mitts in Sock, Dewberry[/caption] The days are getting warmer but there's still a nip in the air! Today's Quickie is perfect for those just-a-little-chilly days, or a wonderful gift. Jessica says:
My midwife and friend, Amy, is one of the most knit-worthy people I know. When she asked me for a pair of fingerless mitts, I knew that they had to be dainty, elegant and purple. When I combined all those things, I knew I had Amy’s Mitts and this pattern was born. Perfect for crisp, early morning baby catching!
Find 'em on Ravelry here! Or see a list of our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Reina by Ela Torrente

This entry was posted on 3rd March, 2015 .
Today's luxurious Quickie comes to us all the way from Italy, and is sized to fit a baby up through adult! Introducing Reina!
Reina in Silky Merino, in Chuy Reina in Silky Merino, in Chuy
Ela says:
I love to play with easy lace panels in my designs. It's almost too easy to work with Silky Merino: the stitch definition is amazing, the colour variations are a constant surprise and the yarn is so smooth that was a treat every round. While I was working on this project, came to my mind a silky crown! This hat is fit for a queen, I thought. So, "Reina" seemed an appropriate name... Isn't?
A cozy crown indeed! You can find Reina on Ravelry here!  Or, browse all the other past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Reciprocity by Barbara Benson

This entry was posted on 17th February, 2015 .
A yummy twisty cowl for a chilly day! Barbara Benson's Reciprocity cowl plays with stitch patterns and double-stranding to create a stunning variety of textures with just two yarns.
Reciprocity in Silky Merino in Queguay and Silkpaca in Abril Reciprocity in Silky Merino in Queguay and Silkpaca in Abril
Barbara says:
The siren call of the highly variegated colors from Malabrigo always sings to me when I am browsing through a yarn store. But at times these colors can be difficult to match up with a pattern that allows them to be as beautiful as they are in the skein. This cowl is my answer to that particular challenge. And while I was at it I asked myself why work with one soft and colorful base when you can work with two at the same time? Both Silky Merino and Silkpaca are amazingly soft to work with and when you are wearing a cowl you want that softness right up against your skin, so I went short instead of long. For part of the cowl you work with the yarns held together and then you split them up and work with them individually in a simplified sort of double knitting. This allows the solid color to break up the variegation a bit while at the same time presenting a panel of stockinette of the variegation to show off the colors. The Moebius construction allowed me to make this fully reversible and the pattern includes illustrated instructions on how to do the cast on (and a link to the best video I could find). I chose to use Queguay for the Silky Merino and Abril for the Silkpaca - but I cannot wait to see what colors other knitters pair up. The possibilities are endless.
Two_Strand_Moebius-5_medium2 You can find Reciprocity on Ravelry here! You can also see all the other past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Shapely Legs Legwarmers by Knitwise Design

This entry was posted on 3rd February, 2015 .
Are your legs shapely, yet chilly? Knitwise Design has just the thing:
Shapely Legs Legwarmers in Merino Worsted, Tiger Lily Shapely Legs Legwarmers in Merino Worsted, Tiger Lily
The designer says:
No reason to hide your shapely legs in the chilly weather. These legwarmers are shaped from ankle to calf to hug without bagginess. Twisted stitch diamonds spark up the ribbed design and make it an engaging knit.
Hooray for extending skirt season! Shapely Legs Legwarmers are on Ravelry here, and you can take 20% off this pattern through February 10th, 2015 with coupon code snow! You can also see all the other past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Swedish Huckaback Hat by Lisa McFetridge

This entry was posted on 20th January, 2015 .
When I think of beautiful (and often wintery) motifs, Scandinavia always comes to mind- and this gorgeous Swedish Huckaback Hat by Lisa McFetridge is a wonderful example!
Swedish Huckaback Hat in Rios, Bobby Blue and Natural Swedish Huckaback Hat in Rios, Bobby Blue and Natural
Lisa says:
This Malabrigo Quickie Hat is one in a series of hats exploring world cultures and looking for new knitting inspiration in crafts, ethnic art and other areas not normally associated with knitting. Embroidery Samplers provided the Chickens in the first border, and Swedish Huck Weaving (which is really embroidery ) gave the idea for the angular motif in the upper section of the hat. Many Huck pieces remind me of reflecting pools, the bottom section often the mirror image of what is above. There is even a tip of the hat, if you will, to the Saami people, some of whom live in the north of Sweden, as the diamonds symbolize the sun to this indigenous ethnic group.. Three different inspirations blending into one hat in 3 sizes: Infant, Child & Adult, and all worked in soft Malabrigo Rios Worsted. The richness of the colors of Rios can’t be seen properly in a photo, the depth of the blues is amazing, like old, loved denim. It make a hat that is soft, warm & more than just a little Swedish. Enjoy.
IMG_1564_medium2 What a neat design- I'm a sucker for those tassels! You can see the Swedish Huckaback Hat on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Iker by Terri Kruse

This entry was posted on 6th January, 2015 .
The first Quickie of the year is a snappy little shawlette by Terri Kruse- introducing Iker:
Iker in Sock, Black and Natural Iker in Sock, Black and Natural
Terri says:
First of all, I will answer the question of, “How do I pronounce that?” It is pronounced: Eeker, Iker is a long, slightly curved, sideways knit, scarf that utilizes short row wedges and stripes for visual interest.
Iker3-1_medium2 Very striking- you could have a lot of fun with color combinations with this one! You can find Iker on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Flower Power Cowl and Mittens by Anne Podlesak

This entry was posted on 10th December, 2014 .
(this Quickie post should have gone up two weeks ago- our bad! But it's still gorgeous ;-) ) Today we've got a Quickie set! Turn heads with this stunning stranded floral cowl and mitten set by Anne Podlesak.
Flower Power Mittens and Cowl in Arroyo, Black and English Rose Flower Power Mittens and Cowl in Arroyo, Black and English Rose
Anne describes the set as:
A pair of fun, funky, floral motif colorwork mittens, worked using stranded/Fair Isle technique, with two colors of Malabrigo Yarn's Arroyo sportweight. The mittens are knit in the round, beginning at the cuffs where a corrugated ribbing is knit. They are then worked from the cuff upward, with a gusset thumb. This pattern is suitable for knitters with a bit of experience reading charts and working stranded knitting, but can be tackled with a bit of patience by less experienced knitters.
You can find the Flower Power Mittens here, and the Cowl here. Or, have a look at our  past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Honeyguide by Andrea Sanchez

This entry was posted on 9th December, 2014 .
Today's Quickie by Andrea Sanchez in our newest yarn, Mecha, is sure to keep you cozy (and I bet you could even squeeze one in before the holidays if you need a last minute gift!)
Honeyguide in Mecha, in Volcan Honeyguide in Mecha, in Volcan
Andrea says:
A thick and cozy scarf knits up quickly using bulky Mecha. Ribbing creates a fabric that is squishable and warm, while making honeycomb cables completely reversible. Tapered ends and large pompoms keep this scarf fun!
Yum, so squishy! You can find Honeyguide on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: 30-Round Rasta Hat by Elizabeth Green Musselman

This entry was posted on 11th November, 2014 .
Talk about a quickie- how does 30 rounds to a finished hat sound?
30-Round Rasta Hat in Rasta (of course!) in Violeta Africana 30-Round Rasta Hat in Rasta (of course!) in Violeta Africana
Elizabeth says:
This pattern lets you be a superhero: with just 30 rounds of knitting, you’ve got yourself a gorgeous hat—perfect for that surprise cold snap that’s coming up tomorrow or the quick gift you need to whip up.
Great for the upcoming madness that is holiday gift-knitting season ;-) You can find the 30-Round Rasta Hat on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Odonata by Simone Kereit

This entry was posted on 4th November, 2014 .
Winter might be upon us (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway- the Uruguay crew is enjoying glorious spring weather, I'm sure!) but we can still reminisce about summer's joys with this cheery (but cozy) hat from Simone Kereit:
Odonata in Rastita, in Black and Solis Odonata in Rastita, in Black and Solis
Simone says:
The first colder nights of early fall bring with it cozy ideas of fair-isle knits and Scandinavian Ski sweaters to keep you toasty when the real cold gets here. But I am usually in 'winter denial' until much later and then often around the darker times of the year, I am longing for the lazy, warm days of late summer with the buzzing of bees in the air. What to do? I was in no way ready to knit snowflakes! Sitting by the local creek one afternoon, soaking up some late summer sun, pondering this dilemma, I watched the dragonflies dart to and fro in the sparkling light, and the perfect idea came to me: A colorful double knit hat, with dragonflies to represent summer days, worked in jewel tones of dragonflies, sunshine and sparkling water-drops, colors which would make me happy and a hat that would keep me warm and remind me all winter long that longer days are right around the corner! The name Odonata (Odonata is an order of insects, encompassing dragonflies and damselflies.) to me has a beautiful ring to it and makes me think ‘Ode to summer’ which is what this hat truly is!
IMG_1108blue_medium2 This lovely hat is double-knitted, which means it's completely reversible AND extra warm! Find Odonata on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Migrate Beanie & Mitts by Amanda Bell

This entry was posted on 28th October, 2014 .
Designing for variegated colorways is no easy feat, but designer Amanda Bell has done a fantastic job with this two-fer Quickie!
Migrate Beanie in Arroyo, Pocion Migrate Beanie in Arroyo, Pocion
Amanda says:
In this stylish and functional set (the patterns are available individually, too!), simple ribbing and stockinette stitch form the background for an elongated slipped stitch pattern that makes the most of your favorite variegated colorway of Arroyo. The graphic "flying v" motifs call to mind migratory birds heading south for the winter. The beanie features a substantial, stretchy brim that can be doubled up for warmth or left down and pushed back for a slouchier look (and ideal bad-hair-day camouflage). The mitts have similarly extended cuffs at the thumb and finger openings that can be folded back for dexterity or worn long for extra cozy coverage.
Migrate Mitts in Arroyo, Pocion Migrate Mitts in Arroyo, Pocion
So lovely! (And Pocion is the perfect color for Halloween, don't ya think? Reminds me of a witch's brew.) You can see the Migrate set on Ravelry here, or browse all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Calico Parka Hood by Faye Kennington

This entry was posted on 15th October, 2014 .
Like it or not, winter is drawing near in the northern parts... luckily for us knitters, that's no big deal. Today's Quickie will certainly keep you warm in style- introducing the Calico Parka Hood by Faye Kennington!
Calico Parka Hood in Merino Worsted, Frost Gray and Nube, Glitter Calico Parka Hood in Merino Worsted, Frost Gray and Nube, Glitter
Faye says:
One of the joys of winter is pulling a deep (faux) fur trimmed hood up and over your head. This hood can be made in 4 sizes to fit everyone. Pattern includes a photo tutorial for making and working with thrums. The hood is knit flat from shoulder to shoulder. Then the fur trim is rolled back and sewn in place and a seam is stitched up the back. Attaching icord and pompoms is the final step.
What a brilliant use of Nube (our merino roving) to make furry trim! You can find the Calico Parka Hood on Ravelry here, and you can browse all the past Quickies here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Pheasant Scarf by Sharon Fuller

This entry was posted on 30th September, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is for the crocheters! Something to keep you cozy in the increasingly crisp weather...
Pheasant Scarf in Arroyo, Glitter Pheasant Scarf in Arroyo, Glitter
Sharon says:
Tweed stitch in crochet goes by many names, including moss, linen, granite and seed stitch. Whatever you call it, the stitch is easy to work and creates a handsome woven texture. The fabric is reversible, an important feature in a scarf.
What great texture! You can find Pheasant Scarf on Ravelry, or browse the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Espièglerie by Lakshmi Juneja

This entry was posted on 16th September, 2014 .
Something cozy and bright to warm you up during the cold months ahead!
Espièglerie in Merino Worsted in Fucsia Espièglerie in Merino Worsted in Fucsia
From the designer:
Espièglerie: noun es-pyeg-l?-?r? The quality or state of being roguish or frolicsome Espièglerie is a crescent shaped shawl / shawlette with a bobble border and a textured open-work body. The border is worked first and then the body is worked using short rows. It is easily customizable to a larger or smaller size.
DSC_4827_medium2 Beautiful! You can find Espièglerie on Ravelry here, or browse the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: ZigZag Lightning Cowls by Michele Bernstein

This entry was posted on 2nd September, 2014 .
A fun bit of colorwork for you, today! Introducing the ZigZag Lightning Cowls by Michele Bernstein, in two variations:
ZigZag Lightning in Merino Worsted, Indigo and Colorinche. ZigZag Lightning in Merino Worsted, Indigo and Colorinche.
  Michele says:
These sumptuously squishy cowls are knit in the round with two coordinating colors of Malabrigo Worsted. The zigzag stitch pattern is created with slipped stitches and a simple cable. Only one color is used per round. The cowl is offered in a short cozy version, and a longer infinity scarf.
ZigZag Lightning in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn and Whales Road ZigZag Lightning in Merino Worsted, in Polar Morn and Whales Road
Such a pretty stitch pattern! You can find the pattern on Ravelry here! Or, check out all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Jack of all Trades by Tanja Fleischer

This entry was posted on 19th August, 2014 .
Get ready to show off your knitterly prowess with this impressive hat from Tanja Fleischer!
Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Zarzamora, Indiecita, and Natural colorways. Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Zarzamora, Indiecita, and Natural colorways.
Tanja says:
Jack of all Trades was inspired by a hat I saw in one of my favorite TV shows. Geeky as I am, it was only a matter of time until one of my designs was fandom related. The hat had similar striping in black and gray, and I thought to myself, wouldn’t something like that look much more awesome in fun Malabrigo colors? I don’t remember how I made the jump from stripes to multicolored cables, but I know my brain works in weird ways sometimes. Fact is, I love the combination, and this hat simply makes me happy everytime I look at it.
Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Vaa, Indiecita and Zarzamora colorways Jack of all Trades in Rios, in the Vaa, Indiecita and Zarzamora colorways
So very cool! You can find Jack of all Trades on Ravelry here (it's currently 50% off with the code "quickie", but nab it fast!) or check out all the past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Tiltawhirl Cowl by Stephannie Tallent

This entry was posted on 5th August, 2014 .
Today's squooshy Rios Quickie features cables with an extra twist- they tilt!
Tiltawhirl Cowl in Rios, Sunset Tiltawhirl Cowl in Rios, Sunset
Stephannie says:
Tiltawhirl Cowl is a great small project for someone who’s done one or two simple cabled projects and wants to try something with an extra twist (pun intended). The cable itself leans to the left. It’s worked in the round with a shifting beginning of round marker. Top and bottom edges are ribbed. Because of the small repeat, the size of this cowl is very customizable if you choose to work a different size than those offered; just increase or decrease your cast on stitch count in multiples of 7.
Very cool! You can find the Tiltawhirl Cowl on Ravelry here or browse all the Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: 14 Button Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen

This entry was posted on 22nd July, 2014 .
What a fun Quickie we have today! I love patterns that can be worn differently, and the 14 buttons of the 14 Button Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen make it super versatile!
14 Button Cowl in Silky Merino, Azules 14 Button Cowl in Silky Merino, Azules
Beatrice says:
This is a fun cowl with many options. Fully buttoned, the piece is a cowl with buttons traveling all the way around the circumference or neck. Unbuttoned, the piece can be worn as a scarf or shawl, or buttoned only partially for something in between. The all over eyelet pattern is fun to knit and lends a great texture.
_DSC2013_medium2 So neat, I hope I see it in person someday so I can play around with all the shapes and combinations (or of course, find time to make one!) You can find the 14 Button Cowl on Ravelry here  or peruse  all the Quickies here. Great job Beatrice! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Sisterhood by Marina Orry

This entry was posted on 8th July, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is a charming cabled cap in one of my favorite colorways! Meet Sisterhood by Marina Orry:
Sisterhood in Rios, in the Glitter colorway. Sisterhood in Rios, in the Glitter colorway.
Marina sends us this quote:
Sisterhood is many things. It’s a warm smile on a cold and rainy day, a friendly hug, a cheerful hello… It’s all that a good and lasting friendship is, only better. It’s treasured. It’s sacred. It’s knowing that there will always be someone there for you. It’s dreams shared, and goals achieved. It’s counting on others and being counted on. It is real. – unknown author.
You can find Sisterhood on Ravelry here (Read closely, there's a sale this week!) or check out all the Quickies here. Lovely work Marina! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Ardence by Amanda Collins

This entry was posted on 24th June, 2014 .
Our Quickie today is this pair of lace beauties from Amanda Collins!
Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan Ardence in Arroyo, in Volcan
Amanda says:
Flowing from gentle lace waves to a pattern reminiscent of burning flame, Ardence is a visually appealing yet simple scarf pattern, with matching hat. The hat is knitted bottom up, first with 4mm needles for ribbing, moving onto 4.5mm needles for the body of the hat. Decreases are in pattern to minimise disruption of the flame stitch. The Ardence scarf is a quick and satisfying lace project. Knit flat, Ardence begins in one type of lace stitch, merging into the second approximately 2/3 through. Edges are knit garter to preserve accessory shape.
Close up of lace detail Close up of lace detail
What a beautiful set! A lacy pattern in Arroyo is the perfect thing to knit during the summer, but will still be cozy for fall. You can find Ardence on Ravelry, or also browse all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Oscillation Scarf by Triona Murphy

This entry was posted on 11th June, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is an elegantly wavy scarf by Triona Murphy! Introducing the Oscillation Scarf:
Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool Oscillation Scarf in Arroyo, Reflecting Pool
Triona says:
A snakey cable pattern (provided in both chart and written-out form) adds texture and visual interest to this casual scarf. The pattern is easy to memorize and is good for breaking up pooling in semi-solid colorways.
IMG_1383_medium2 Such a pretty design! You can find Oscillation Scarf on Ravelry here, or also have a look through all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Kaleidoscope by Kimberly Voisin

This entry was posted on 28th May, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is a stunning hat by Kimberly Voisin- one which certainly resembles its namesake! Meet Kaleidoscope:
Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras Kaleidoscope in Arroyo, colorways in Plomo and Purpuras
Kimberly says:
Kaleidoscope is the perfect knit for those gorgeous variegated skeins that are so hard to resist. The faceted texture of the hat showcases the uniqueness of multicoloured yarn while preventing the dreaded pooling effect. This hat is created by working the brim flat and then picking up the stitches along the brim edge to work in the round. The kaleidoscope pattern of the hat is created with a slip stitch pattern which is worked in the round with 1 colour at a time. The hat can be worked in 1 colour or 2.
Kaleidoscopae4_medium2  

Such a gorgeous stitch and perfect color combo! You can find Kaleidoscope on Ravelry here, or also browse all our past Quickies here!

~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Arsalis Duo by Sarah Jordan

This entry was posted on 13th May, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is a cheery hat & cowl set by Sarah Jordan!
Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways Arsalis Cowl in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways
Sarah says:
The stranded colorwork pattern in this cowl is based on a doodle I used to do in the margins of my class notes when I was in high school. It was enough of a repeating theme for me that I had to see how it would translate to yarn -- and I'm happy to say that it translated very well!
Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways Arsalis Hat in Rios, Azul Profundo and Sunset colorways
Hehe, what a fun inspiration. I love 'em! You can check out the patterns on Ravelry by clicking on the photos, or see the Arsalis Duo ebook here. You can also browse all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi

This entry was posted on 15th April, 2014 .
Today's Quickie really lives up to the Quickie name! Introducing Corner of the Roof by Talitha Kuomi:  
Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black Corner of the Roof cuff in Arroyo, in Lotus and Black
13861361923_2d90c723f9_z   What a great little gift knit! You can find Corner of the Roof on Ravelry, or you can browse all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Convertible Cowl/Hat by Alice Tang

This entry was posted on 1st April, 2014 .
This week's clever Quickie is two accessories in one!  
Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted Convertible Cowl/Hat in Merino Worsted
  Designer Alice Tang says:
This cowl/hat is knitted in a spiral cable pattern - both text and chart instructions provided. There is an I-Cord drawstring that cinches one edge to become a hat. Keeping either your head or your neck warm as needed. Pom poms on the ends are optional.
  Super cute!! I always love a good pompom or two. You can find the Convertible Cowl/Hat on Ravelry, or you can browse all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham

This entry was posted on 18th March, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is a tricksy one! Introducing the Moby Trick Scarf by Beth Graham:  
Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño Moby Trick in Sock, Caribeño
  Beth says:
I love to learn new things so I can share them with my crochet students. In Moby Trick, adventurous advanced beginners will discover how a simple seed stitch pattern combines with a deliberate twist in the foundation chain to create a lightweight, eye-catching Mobius accessory. A single skein of Malabrigo Sock in Caribeño is all that's needed for this seagoing scarf inspired by the dappled evening waters of the California coast.
DSC_4559_medium2   Lovely work, Beth! You can find the Moby Trick Scarf on Ravelry here, or you can browse all our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickie: Block Mittens by Jenise Reid

This entry was posted on 4th March, 2014 .
Today's Quickie from Jenise Reid is just right for the never-ending winter I seem to be stuck in up here in Michigan (I'm very jealous of the Uruguay crew down in their 77-degree early-fall weather!) Unique construction makes these more than your average mitts!
Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris. Block Mittens in Rios, Arco Iris.
Jenise says:
Ready for a knitting challenge? Want to mix up your self striping yarn? These are fun and much easier than they look. The instructions are written out line by line with all the numbers, or you can use the loose instructions to knit up your own pair using a different gauge altogether. Because of the unique order of construction, Block can be custom fitted as-you-go. Yep - no need to calculate all the picky numbers and do endless math before you even cast on. Feel free to “cheat” by casting on and knitting the first rows. Take your gauge from what you have, plug the numbers (ie, stitches to an inch, rows to an inch) into the provided equation to double check that it will square out, and keep going. That’s all the math you need! Lots of schematics to show how it works - otherwise this might be tricky the first time you try! Use either a solid yarn, a self striping/hand dyed, or try two colors for the “block stripe”. The mittens used one skein of either Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted (along with scraps of the second color of worsted)  
Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green. Block Mittens in Worsted, in Tortuga and Water Green.
  Very cool! You can check out the Block Mittens on Ravelry here, or peruse  all our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Quickies: Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund

This entry was posted on 18th February, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is actually two! Introducing the Winding Journey set by Julliana Lund:
Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco Winding Journey Hat in Arroyo, colorway Fresco y Seco
  Julliana says:
Winding Journey Hat and Fingerless Mitts uses just one skein of Malabrigo Arroyo for the entire set in all but the largest size. Worked flat until the crown shaping, this pattern includes just enough interest in the cable-lace panel to keep it engaging, and plenty of stockinette to make it a quick project. “Winding Journey” was born out of a desire to give back to the Northern Utah Autism Program. Both of my sons have benefited from this pre-school for children on the autism spectrum. While I wanted to design something that represented our family’s journey, it took some time for me to bring it all together. Having autistic children brings a lot of twists and turns into your life, represented by the cable pattern. But, even with all these unexpected detours something beautiful comes out of the experience. This is represented by the leaf pattern growing out of the cables. Finally, we’ve come to realize that although we often feel separated from “typical” families, it is only when we come together as a community that we can all learn and grow together. The buttons holding together the two edges of fabric represent this unity. To support this amazing pre-school I've decided that all proceeds from the sale of this pattern will go to NUAP. I will also be running a KAL on my blog and podcast (Equal Opportunity Crafter Podcast). We will start on February 18 and run through March 31. There will be prizes along the way and in the end we’ll all be a little warmer!
Winding Journey Mitts Winding Journey Mitts
What a beautiful pattern for a wonderful cause! You can find Winding Journey on Ravelry here, or you can see all our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy

This entry was posted on 7th February, 2014 .
We've got a lovely Quickie for you crocheters today! Introducing the Elegance Fingerless Gloves by Crochet Gypsy:
Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway. Elegance Gloves in Sock, in Marte colorway.
  You can find the Elegance Gloves on Ravelry here, or you can see all our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Spoke by Tanja Fleischer

This entry was posted on 21st January, 2014 .
Today's Quickie is a snazzy hat with all sorts of ways to customize: here's Spoke by Tanja Fleischer!
Spoke in Rios in Lavanda Spoke in Rios in Lavanda
Tanja says:
I've wanted to design a hat for ages, but inspiration never quite struck. But as I walked home from my LYS, my mind still on the new skein of Rios in Lavanda in my bag, I passed dozens of bikes waiting for their owners while my own bike quietly rattled beside me. As I mounted my bike the wheels in my head started turning too, and a design was born! Spoke is a modern swirly hat that takes only one skein of Malabrigo Rios and is knitted up in no time. It can be knitted in various styles, sizes and fabric options, as well as choosing the direction of the swirl, making for a total of 16 possible hats in just one pattern. A double-sided brim keeps your ears warm even as you cruise around town. A semi-solid or solid colorway works best for this hat – but the bold rib pops nicely enough if you, like me, just love to use the gorgeous variegated colors of Malabrigo.
Spoke in Rios in Coco Spoke in Rios in Coco
You can find Spoke on Ravelry here- Tanja's offering this lovely pattern at 50% off until February 10th with the code "Quickie"!

You can also see all our past Quickies here!

  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Miramar by Sarah Roncetti

This entry was posted on 7th January, 2014 .
It's 2014 and Quickies is back! Not a moment too soon for those of us trapped in this polar vortex nonsense (perfect time to stay inside and knit, no?) We're kicking the year off with a pretty little cowl from Sarah Roncetti. Meet Miramar:
Miramar in Rios, Purpuras Miramar in Rios, Purpuras
Sarah says:
Miramar is a quick to knit cowl, perfect for 1-2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted or Rios. Knit at the same gauge, the Rios will give a lovely drapey cowl, while the Worsted will result in a firmer, warmer cowl. The bias lace is a simple 2 row repeat, and knit in the round, this cowl is seamless and simple! The pattern includes hints to help you knit until you run out of yarn to maximise your yardage, and customize the length. I'm also offering a discount for the first 48 hours (until 10pm January 9, NZT) (see Ravelry for details).
Miramar in Merino Worsted, in Marine Miramar in Merino Worsted, in Marine
  Lovely! I'll take seven, please. All at once. That sounds mighty good right now, hehe. You can find Miramar on Ravelry here, or see all our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Impetuous! by Theressa Silver

This entry was posted on 17th December, 2013 .
Today's neck-hugging Quickie is looking mighty fine to me, on this frigid and snowy morning!
Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido Impetuous in Rasta in Oxido
Theressa says:
Impetuous is the perfect project for when you want to knit something RIGHT NOW. Knit of Malabrigo’s super bulky Rasta, this neck warmer can be finished in just a day or two and uses only one or two skeins depending on size. The ruffles at top and bottom allow for a good fit at the chin and shoulders and give it an elegant and feminine look. The first set of ruffles is made with paired decreases and the second set is formed with paired increases. Two buttons hold the piece securely closed.
impetuous_4_medium2 I'm thinking that flared shape would fit wonderfully under a coat, and Rasta around the neck and chin sounds sooo fantastic. Last minute gift, anyone?? Check out Impetuous! on Ravelry over here, or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Temblor by Annie Watts!

This entry was posted on 3rd December, 2013 .
We've fudged Quickie timing a bit in order to squeeze in two new patterns before the end of the year ;-)  This week, we've got some super snazzy mittens from master mitterknitter Annie Watts!
Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black Temblor Mitts in Rastita, in Mostaza and Black
  Annie says:
Temblor Mittens feature staggered stripes meant to mimic the tectonic shifts of an earthquake, or “temblor”. Worked up in two colors of DK weight, these mittens leave room for playing with fun, interesting color pairings while the simple stitch pattern makes for an easy straightforward knit. Done fully in garter stitch, the cuffs are worked in a smaller gauge for a snug fit. Looser gauge in the body makes for a nice flexible fabric.
  temblor4_medium2 These are so fun! I bet the garter stitch keeps 'em nice and warm too. You can find Temblor on Ravelry over here, or browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Chrysaora by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud

This entry was posted on 26th November, 2013 .
Todays Quickie is a gorgeous crocheted shawlette from Rock + Purl (aka, Ruth Garcia-Alcantud.)
Crysaora in Sock, Lotus and Eggplant Chrysaora in Sock, Lotus and Eggplant
  Ruth says...
Crochet allows a lot of fabric creativity that knitting lacks. This shawl takes advantage of an exponential growth within sections to form a wavy/flowing fabric and shape that lays flat when required but drapes, jellyfish-like, around your body when worn. Charts & Written Instructions provided.
 
11046677563_8908290e56_z   So pretty! You can find Chrysaora on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here! (And pssst! A little bird (okay it was Twitter) told me that you can win the yarn to make this pretty lil gem- check out Ruth's blog for more info!)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Spiked Cowl by Kendall Nahorniak

This entry was posted on 12th November, 2013 .
Today we've got a fun crocheted cowl from Kendall Nahorniak!  
Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua Spiked Cowl in Merino Worsted, Charrua
  Kendall says:
I've always loved the different colors in Malabrigo's variegated yarns.  So I decided to design a piece that utilizes them to the fullest and the result was this cowl.  It uses spike stitches to create a texture that brings the colors to life.  
What a great use for variegated colorways! You can find the Spiked Cowl on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Pasando by Melissa Goodale

This entry was posted on 29th October, 2013 .
This Quickie is a two-for-one! Introducing the Pasando Hat and Shawl by Melissa Goodale:
Pasando Hat and Shawl in Arroyo, in the Volcan colorway Pasando Hat and Shawl in Arroyo, in the Volcan colorway
Melissa says:
Slipped stitches go passing, or pasando as we say in Spanish, across this cozy shawl and hat duo. The asymmetric shawl is worked from tip to edge on the bias causing the slipped stitches to slant. The same effect is created in the hat using 1x1 cables, passing the slipped stitches in front of the garter background. All the slipped stitches mean it looks great in variegated as well as solid colors.
MJK_5439_medium2   Mmm, doesn't that look deliciously autumnal? Makes me want to tromp around in leaves wearing tall boots and drink things with cinnamon in 'em! Such a perfect pattern for the "watercolor" colorways like Volcan! You can find the Pasando hat on Ravelry here, and the shawl here (but they are the same pattern- you get instructions for both, which is a great deal!) You can also browse our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Borealis by Rebecca Hill

This entry was posted on 15th October, 2013 .
It may be spring for the Uruguay crew, but up here in the Midwest the days are starting to hint at the chill to come- sure it's still gorgeous during the day, but when the sun goes down, you know winter's just around the corner. Brrr! I don't know how I'd make it through the Michigan winters without my stash of Merino Worsted hats - like Borealis here! Highly recommended for all your chilly ear needs. Easy to whip up + a touch of pizzazz + super cute = the perfect gift (even if it's for yourself).  
Borealis in Merino Worsted, Mariposa and Lettuce Borealis in Merino Worsted, Mariposa and Lettuce
  Rebecca says:
Knit using 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted Merino, this hat makes great use of that beautiful skein of variegated yarn that you have been hoarding! Pair it with a coordinating solid yarn and you’ve got a beautiful, quickly knit hat! This pattern makes a great stash buster, as it can be easily be knit with partial skeins of at least 80 yards each. For the entire month of October, this pattern is 40% off! Starting on November 1, price will go up to $5.00.  
IMG_6359_medium2 You can find Borealis on Ravelry here, or you can browse our past Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Stanza by Kate Vanover

This entry was posted on 1st October, 2013 .
Winter's on its way (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) and what could be cozier than some soft & chunky Mecha around your neck? Please allow me to introduce you to Stanza!
Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right) Stanza in Mecha, Lotus (left) and Candombe (right)
From the designer:
“An arrangement of a certain number of lines, usually four or more, sometimes having a fixed length, meter, or rhyme scheme, forming a division of a poem.” There’s a definite stanza to this piece, a sure rhythm and division of repeats… and like a good poem it flows together to make a coherent whole. Enjoy making your own Stanzas and in true poetic form, be free to make adjustments to the phrasing… adding either width or length to your piece.
 
Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos Stanza in Mecha, in (left to right) Candombe, Lotus, Lluvias, Tabacos
  Simple and rhythmic knitting at a large gauge means you can crank out several of these before the snow even starts falling. Even better, since it's October Stockpile over in the Malabrigo Junkies group, you can get this pattern for 20% off until October 15th with the code "Junkielove"! Check out Stanza on Ravelry here, or you can browse our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Rama Lama by Justyna Lorkowska

This entry was posted on 24th September, 2013 .
Today's stunning Quickie comes from designer Justyna Lorkowska of Lete's Knits - introducing Rama Lama!!
Rama Lama in Merino Worsted, in Geranio and Pigeon Rama Lama in Merino Worsted, in Geranio and Pigeon
  Justyna says:
Rama Lama is a seamless bottom-up cowl knitted all in one piece. It starts and finishes with Garter stitch. The body is worked in Beaded Stripes pattern based on simple knit, purl and slip stitches. It can be made in two sizes: cozy neck warmer and long infinity loop. Each version of the design uses less than two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted, but if you have lots of small leftovers of this yummy base, this is THE design to stashbust them.
rama7_medium2 So gorgeous! I know what I'm doing with all my merino worsted scraps now, that's for sure! You can check out Rama Lama on Ravelry here, or browse our past Quickies here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex  

Malabrigo Quickies- Sokol by Melanie Berg

This entry was posted on 4th September, 2013 .
This Quickie is so charming- somehow both tough and refined at the same time! Introducing Sokol by Melanie Berg:  
Sokol in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone. Sokol in Merino Worsted, in Chapel Stone.
Melanie says:
Sokol is the Russian word for “hawk“, and knowing this, it's not difficult to imagine where this name comes from. Falconers need to protect their arms and hands, so they need long mitts, padded with an extra layer of fabric. Sokol mitts are knit in the round from the bottom up. The main part of the mitts is worked in plain stockinette, with just a few rounds of ribbing along the edges, making this project perfect for adventurous beginners. The buckles are added at the end and the tip of each buckle is attached with a button. With their steampunk look they're a great addition for your fall and winter wardrobe.  
Definitely getting the steampunk vibe...but also, just think of all the cool button combinations you could use! Love 'em love 'em love 'em. You can see Sokol here on Ravelry, or check out all our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Rock Opera Gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli

This entry was posted on 13th August, 2013 .
This week we have some fascinating(ly adorable) fingerless gloves by Rebecca Zicarelli!  
Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter Rock Opera Gloves in Rastita, colorway Jupiter
  Rebecca's editor, Kristen TenDyke, describes the mitts:
Not only are Rebecca's Rock Opera Gloves knit on a bias, they have a great detail—which Rebecca calls "seam stitches". These stitches are a pair of stitches, one knit, and the other slipped on one row, then they switch being knit and slipped on the following row. When worked at the edge of the gloves, this technique creates a sort of I-Cord edging, and when worked in the center of the gloves, it creates a slipped-stitch welt that runs vertically. Throughout the pattern Rebecca uses some really ingenious ways of shaping—things I've never seen before— that work perfectly for what she wants to achieve. Some of my favorites are her I-Cord and Seam-stitch Bind-off techniques— really clever ways of maintaining the seam stitches along the edge while binding off stitches! While tech editing parts of her pattern, I had to pick up the needles to swatch to be sure I was understanding it correctly. Just those little bits of swatching really made me want to get the right size yarn and needles, and cast on a pair of gloves for myself!  
P1150117_medium2 Very cool- it's always exciting to come across inventive new techniques! You can check out the Rock Opera Gloves here on Ravelry, or see all our past Quickies here. ALSO! Rebecca is offering 50% off this pattern until the end of August with the Ravelry coupon code "malabrigo"! That is a crazy-good deal! And there is a KAL going on here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Eveleigh Cable Cowl by Brenda Castiel

This entry was posted on 23rd July, 2013 .
I tell ya, I can never get enough of the "grellow" trend (gray + yellow) and this cowl delivers, with chic reversible cables to boot!  
Eveleigh Cable Cowl in Malabrigo and Rios, colorways Pearl Ten and Rios Eveleigh Cable Cowl in Malabrigo and Rios, colorways Pearl Ten and Rios
  Brenda says:
This is like a classic cabled cowl, but turned on an angle. Knitted on the diagonal, the cables run diagonally around the cowl. The cowl will be knitted flat then sewn together to form a loop. Make it smaller to sit on the shoulders, using just one skein of the MC, or longer to wrap around the neck twice. Knit in squishy warm garter stitch in yummy Malabrigo Rios yarn, this piece features cables that use Lily Chin’s reversible cables technique, so the cowl looks the same on both sides. An i-cord edge in a contrasting color really makes it pop. Choose unexpected color combos for extra pizzazz!  
IMG_2455_medium2   Beeea-u-ti-ful! You can check out Eveleigh Cable Cowl on Ravelry, or browse our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Ochos Locos by Ruth Roland

This entry was posted on 9th July, 2013 .
This week's Quickie is totally cute and...dare I say...a little loco? ;-)  
Ochos Locos in Aquarella, in the Ochos Locos in Aquarella, in the "Indy" colorway.
  Ruth says:
This scarf is a chain of figure eights, hence the name (which means “Crazy Eights” in Spanish). The short version makes a cute piece of neckwear or a belt, and the longer chain will wrap around multiple times. Thread the links through one another or make two scarves to link together. Work as many links as you like, using more yarn to make an even longer chain. One skein of Aquarella makes approximately 10 links.  Use two colors for an even crazier look!  (More at Kangath Knits.)  
ochos-whitedoor_medium2 Very cool, Ruth! You can find Ochos Locos on Ravelry, or peruse our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Mottled Daydream by Holly Priestley

This entry was posted on 25th June, 2013 .
This week's Quickie is light enough for summer, warm enough for winter, and pretty enough for any time! Mottled Daydream by Holly Priestley is such a lovely, floaty design:  
Mottled Daydream in Silkpaca, in the Arco Iris colorway Mottled Daydream in Silkpaca, in the Arco Iris colorway
  Holly says:
Arco Iris means rainbow and the colorway of this fabulous yarn reminds me of the colors you’d see after a subdued summer shower. The shawl would be perfect for the adventurous beginner looking to try their hand at knitting shawls - the stitches are simple, the shape is divine and the drape makes this accessory really flexible for styling options.
    IMG_9444_medium2   Gorgeous work, Holly! You can see Mottled Daydream on Ravelry, or browse through our past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

   

Malabrigo Quickies: Brooklyn Bridge Mitts by Emma Welford

This entry was posted on 12th June, 2013 .
Our latest Quickie is a duo of darling fingerless mitts:
 
Brooklyn Bridge Mitts in Arroyo, Chispas. Brooklyn Bridge Mitts in Arroyo, Chispas.
Emma says:
Show off your Brooklyn pride and warm your hands with the Brooklyn Bridge Mitts, no matter what 'hood you call home! These mitts feature traveling cables that mimic the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, set on a reverse stockinette stitch background that transitions to stockinette after the cables are completed. A thumb gusset provides a comfortable fit and you can opt for individual finger holes or a completely fingerless treatment. With two lengths and two sizes to choose from, plus cute buttoned cuffs, you'll be whipping up a perfect-for-you pair of mitts in no time! (More on Emma's blog)
 
Smaller mitts shown in Silky Merino, Cloudy Sky Smaller mitts shown in Silky Merino, Cloudy Sky
  Super lovely- the long ones are downright sophisticated! You can find the Brooklyn Bridge Mitts on Ravelry here, or browse through our past Quickies here. Great work, Emma!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Mi Jolie Vest by Suesan Roth

This entry was posted on 28th May, 2013 .
Well this is a first! A Quickie garment!
Mi Jolie in Sock, in Rayon Vert. Mi Jolie in Sock, in Rayon Vert.
Suesan says:
My design concept started with the center back panel and then creating the vest around that panel, making it appear like a floating pillar. The lace pattern I used is a 2 round repeat making it very easy to remember and it shows off the yarn’s colorway nicely. The armholes are so large allowing you to be able to layer easily. You could wear this over a long sleeve, short sleeve, tank top or even as a swimsuit cover-up. I see Mi Jolie Vest as being very playful, cool yet confident and bit mysterious.  
P5100535_medium2 You can find Mi Jolie on Ravelry here or browse through past Quickies here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. -Alex  

Malabrigo Quickie: Plain Sight Wrap by Katherine Vaughan

This entry was posted on 21st May, 2013 .
Mmmm, a chunky lace shawl! What could be cozier? Hiding_in_Plain_Sight_medium2 Designer Katherin Vaughan says:
Short row shawls are all the rage, but most are worked from the bottom up. This limits the flexibility that is one of my favorite aspects of standard top-down shawls; the ability to change the size and border as you know how much yarn you’ll have at the end. This shawl starts with a garter stitch body shaped into a triangle with short rows (no wraps!), then moves into a mesh lace border with a fun bindoff. Make the shawl larger or smaller by changing the number of stitches in the body and/or the number of rows in the border. The name comes from the not-quite camouflage effect of the Hummingbird colorway used in the sample, which gives me the feel of hiding in plain sight in the urban jungle!
Very cool and innovative, not to mention snuggly! You can findthe Plain Sight Wrap on Ravelry here, have a look through past Quickies here. Great design, Katherine!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Dactyl by Larissa Brown

This entry was posted on 30th April, 2013 .
This week's Quickie is dino-riffic! If we're talking about a cute, wooly, pink dinosaur, anyway. [Pterodactyls are not actually dinosaurs - Ed.]  (Oh you shush, they'll always be dinosaurs in my heart!)  
Dactyl in Merino Worsted, Geranio Dactyl in Merino Worsted, Geranio
  Larissa says:
I’m sure this is how it goes for most paleontologists. Playing with a long length of ribbing that folded in on itself, I accidentally discovered pterodactyl wings. Pink ones. Not fit for flight, they’re actually a teeny shawlette knit with one skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the lipsticky shade called Geranio. A point at the back neck gives it a depth of just 8.5 in/22 cm and the wingspan is a cute 44/112. With just 16 rows of ribbing, and finished with short rows, this project flies by. Heh heh.
  dactyl_smallest_medium2 Decidedly charming. You can get your pterosaurian groove on over on Ravelry, here, or perhaps have a dig (hehe) through past Quickies here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Sweet William by Alicia Plummer

This entry was posted on 16th April, 2013 .
Today's Quickie is a charming little cap from the terribly talented Alicia Plummer! IMG_9614_medium2 Alicia says:
Sweet William is inspired by a small family run farm in Maine's beautiful Lakes Region. Crisp ribbing and a clean french gather give the hat a nice shape, while the Anglaise stitch pattern is easy to memorize and fun!
IMG_9562_medium2   You can read a lot more about Alicia's inspiration and even win some Silky Merino and some tasty Sweet William's maple syrup over on her blog! You can also find Sweet William on Ravelry here, have a look through past Quickies here. Lovely job Alicia (you've got me pining for New England...and pancakes.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Avebury by Kate Schuyten

This entry was posted on 3rd April, 2013 .
Today we've got a scrumptious and squishy brioche cap to make wonderful use of your variegated stash! (Solids too ;-) )   P3191210-1_medium2   Kate says:
Avebury is a Brioche hat knit in the round. This hat looks great in either a solid color or two colors. The Syncopated Brioche stitch pattern used in this hat is completely reversible, making the hat reversible as well! The two color version is worked such that each round is worked with alternating colors - the other color yarn is not carried in the round making the colorwork a breeze. Pattern is 4 pages & includes a brioche stitch guide with a more detailed explanation of brioche stitches than those listed in the abbreviations list. This pattern is simple enough that first time Brioche knitters should be able to knit it; my only suggestion is to try the one color version first and then attempt the two color version. Avebury will be available for $5.50, but with coupon code ”Copernicus” you can get $2 off! Coupon code good until the end of the month.  
P3141161-1_medium2 P3191191-1_medium2   Good deal on a great hat ;-) You can check out Avebury on Ravelry, or have a look through past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Keyhole Gloves by Moira Engel

This entry was posted on 26th March, 2013 .
This week we've got some charming little gloves in Malabrigo Sock!   Keyhole_2_medium2 Moira says:
Keyhole gloves were inspired by my mother. She grew up in a time when gloves were appropriate for every event and every event had an appropriate glove. Mom had driving gloves, formal gloves, cotton gloves, riding gloves and little white lacy gloves for me and my sister. I love the idea of gloves as an accessory for style and functional for warm hands.  
Keyhole_3_medium2   I do sometimes wish we lived in a time when hats and gloves were part of everyday outfits! Time to bring that back, I think ;-) Starting with these snazzy little numbers. You can check out the Keyhole Gloves on Ravelry, or have a look through past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Hengpai by Sarah Grieve

This entry was posted on 21st March, 2013 .
The latest Quickie is Hengpai- a Drop Stitch Slouch by Sarah Grieve! Hengpai pairs a unique construction with a stylish silhouette for a wonderfully fashionable way to keep cozy.     malabrigo95pic_medium2-1 malabrigo_103pic_medium2 Sarah says:
As I was knitting Hengpai and Zongpai (coming soon), I was thinking about how both of the hats are very similar in their stitch pattern but yet a little different as one is knit vertically and one is knit horizontally. In Chinese writing, one can write horizontally which is known as hengpai and one can write vertically which is known as zongpai. After reading about hengpai and zongpai, I knew my hats had their namesake. Hengpai is knit sideways in stocking stitch using short rows to create the round shaping for the crown. Once all the short row sections are worked, the hat is cast off and the stitches are dropped to create the dropped stitch openwork pattern. Once the seam is sewn, stitches are then picked up and knit for the brim. I used a grafting technique to sew the seam for the back of the hat.  
malabrigo_148pic_medium2   Very cool. Those who know me know I love nothing more than a Merino Worsted hat, and if it's slouchy, all the better! You can check out Hengpai on Ravelry, or have a look through past Quickies here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Doric Mitts by Becky Herrick

This entry was posted on 20th March, 2013 .
On March 5th, Becky Herrick released this fabulous-for-the-whole-family Quickie!   8530395633_aef31df032_z     8531507554_98e4aebc88_z Becky says:
Doric columns are the simple ones and sometimes simple is best! In these mitts the simple lines allow the Malabrigo colorways to shine through. This design came to be while I was swatching with some really lovely, multicolored Malabrigo. I wanted to make mitts (I always want to make mitts) but the multicolored yarn was not cooperating with any stitch patterns. We've all been there, right? Hand painted yarn looks so pretty in the skein and it's so hard to find the right project. Doric mitts take advantage of how well reverse stockinette blends colors. The twisted stitch columns break up the fabric adding visual and knitterly interest.  
8531507024_1c5eb2a34e_z   I love the way the samples go from semi-solid, to watercolor, to full-on variegated as the sizes get smaller. So delightfully versatile! You can learn more about the Doric Mitts on Ravelry here, or perhaps peruse our past Quickies here.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Ginger Cloche by Annika Barranti!

This entry was posted on 19th March, 2013 .
February 19th's Quickie was this glam little number by Annika Barranti! ginger57_medium2 Annika says:
Knitted from the top of the crown down, Ginger is a 1920s-inspired cloche with an asymmetrical brim, knitted with worsted weight yarn at a tighter-than-recommended gauge for a firm fabric that will keep its shape without the extra step of felting. Choose a contrast brim color for an extra pop of color!  
ginger97_medium2 ginger27_medium2   You can get your flapper on by checking out the Ginger Cloche on Ravelry here, or browse through our past Quickies!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Margil by Jenna Swanson

This entry was posted on 1st February, 2013 .
We've got an early Quickie this week, and it's a (rather luxurious) two-parter!     From Jenna's blog:
Margil is an apple varietal that is small in size but big in flavor. I like to think that the Margil stitch pattern is easy to execute, but has a big visual impact. The slipped stitches add a lovely texture to the fabric, while also helping to keep variegated yarns from pooling. Each garment takes one skein of sport weight Silky Merino, so they work up fast and feel fabulous. The silk definitely feels luxurious, especially in middle of winter when your skin feels like it needs a little pampering.  
  Gotta love subtly textured silk, amIright? You can see the Margil set here on Ravelry, or  browse through our past Quickies here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Dissipative by Alicia Landi

This entry was posted on 22nd January, 2013 .
This week's Quickie will have you daydreaming about summer (but keeping warm in the meantime in cozy Twist)- introducing the Dissipative cowl by Alicia Landi!  
Large size, in Natural and Indiecita Twist
  Alicia says:
A dissipative beach is wide with a gentle slope, which allows waves to slowly wash over the beach face as they lose energy. The stitch pattern for the edge of this cowl is reminiscent of such long, undulating waves washing up onto a textured shore. The wonderfully dense feel of the Malabrigo Twist yarn makes this cowl extra squishy and warm in both sizes. Using less than one full skein of yarn in two colors, it is a great way to pair a highly variegated colorway with a coordinating solid or neutral, or utilize limited amounts of leftovers or handspun yarn. The cowl is knit from the bottom up in the round. The garter stitch stripes of this cowl can be knit without purling using a little trick explained in the pattern notes. The large size is long enough to wear scarf-like or wrapped twice around the neck. The small size is a typical cowl and stands about 1.5 inches taller than the large.  
Small size, in Teal Feather and Natural Twist
  Mmmm, squooshy! Lovely work, Alicia! You can check out the Dissipative cowl here on Ravelry, or browse through our past Quickies here! (Bonus! All of Alicia's patterns including this one are 28% percent off on Ravelry until 1/28 with the code 'bdayweek') ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Curiosity by Barbara Benson

This entry was posted on 8th January, 2013 .
We're kicking off the new year with this gorgeous and unique little number from Barbara Benson. Introducing Curiosity: Barbara says:
When working with the beautiful variegated yarns from Malabrigo you want to do two things: 1) show off the colors and 2) use every last inch of the yarn. This shawl was designed with these goals in mind. In this pattern you knit until you run out of yarn, it can be worked in just about any yarn weight with just about any amount of yardage. If you use a generous amount of yarn you get a shawl, if you have less yardage you will end up with something more scarf-like. Equally suitable for either a man or a woman; Curiosity is a fairly simple knit made up of stockinette and garter with basic increases. For my version I was lucky enough to have a stunning skein of Arroyo in the new colorway Marte. In Spanish Marte means Mars and you can see the deep reds, oranges, and umbers of that planet throughout this piece. Add the Marte to the recent Mars Rover mission and you get the shawl's name.
What a lovely way to start another year of Quickies! Thank you Barbara! You can check out Curiosity on Ravelry here, or browse through all the Quickies here.  You can also win the yarn to make this project on Barbara's blog! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Volterra by Rachel Erin

This entry was posted on 22nd December, 2012 .
I know I said we'd already had the last Quickie of 2012, but we've had a small change of plans and decided to squeeze one more in! I'm pleased to present the Volterra cowl by Rachel Erin:
Volterra in Rasta, colorway Solis
Rachel says:
For this cowl, I created a stitch pattern that would fold and roll like the dramatic hills around the ancient Etruscan town of Volterra. Working an odd number of rows in simple lace makes a fabric that moves in two directions, both with the diagonals of the decreases, and in pleats. The result is a strip that can be made into a mobius or classic tube, forming a cozy accessory. Because of the odd number of rows in the Herringbone Lace, the knit side and purl side of the stitch pattern alternate as the strip is knitted, making a fabric that is fully reversible without a right or wrong side.
In fat & squooshy Rasta, you could actually whip one of these cozy little numbers up in no time! A rich color like Solis certainly would perk up a chilly gray day, that's for sure. You can see Volterra here on Ravelry, or browse all the Quickies here. See you in January! Bonus shot: Here's Volterra IN Volterra! (SO pretty.)   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Punto Hat and Cowl by Anjali M

This entry was posted on 28th November, 2012 .
Our last Quickie of the year is actually a two-for-one! Presenting the Punto Hat and Cowl by Anjali M. Anjali says:
Punto hat and cowl set uses a simple stitch pattern wherein the contrast colored yarn stands out as dots (or Punto in Spanish) against the main colored yarn. Use variegated yarn to get a colorful look without fiddling with too many yarns or choose a solid or semi-solid yarn as your contrast yarn for a less funky look. The sample is knit with Malabrigo Worsted in Natural colorway and Seleccion Privada in Code B colorway. One skein each of Malabrigo Worsted and Seleccion Privada is enough to get a small cowl and a hat.
Super cute- and what a great use of Seleccion Privada! You can check out and purchase the Punto set on Ravelry or browse all the Quickies here. We're taking a short break over the holidays but we'll be back with more quick knits in the new year- happy holidays, everyone! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Bonus Quickie! Subway Mittens by Moira Engel

This entry was posted on 20th November, 2012 .
Surprise! We know you guys are probably waist-deep into gift knitting season, so we thought you could use an extra Quickie right about now. And isn't this one fabulous?   Moira says:
These are a mild mannered mitten with a secret pocket! They can bravely guard your money or bus-pass or chapstick! Knit with a graceful plait, they also boast a bit of style!  
  These would be so wonderful in cities where you just have to tap your public transit card to get on the bus/subway/etc (like London's Oyster card.) No more fumbling to get the card out and exposing your chilly fingers! And I love warm tones like Rhodesian for winter wear- kinda takes the edge off the chill :-) You can check out and purchase Subway Mittens on Ravelry or browse all the Quickies here!   ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Rondelay by Jennifer Dassau

This entry was posted on 13th November, 2012 .
This week's Quickie is a very cool little shawl from Jennifer Dassau- I just love things with unexpected constructions! Jennifer says:
Rondelay is a one-skein garter shawl constructed from three sequential half rounds or rondels, which grow from cast on stitches using short rows and strategically placed radial YO increases. Each rondel builds upon the previous one, creating a finished semi-circular shape that drapes beautifully as it wraps around the shoulders. Designed to show off the colors of a variegated or hand dyed skein, Rondelay looks equally fantastic in a solid color.
    Very cool! It does a great job of showing off the gentle variegation in the watercolored colorways (in this case, Indiecita.) Thanks Jennifer!! You can see Rondelay on Ravelry or browse all the Quickies here.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’re teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: There & Back Again by Dawn Hansen

This entry was posted on 30th October, 2012 .
"There & Back Again" socks
It's time for another Quickie! I'm taking over for Alex this time, she's away on some well-deserved rest :) This quickie is called "There & Back Again" by designer Dawn Hansen.  Beautiful socks, presenting some fun colourwork that reminds me of summer when I was a kid. Every time we had ice-cream I would order Strawberry and Chocolate, which are the colours Dawn used for her sample, a very pink Light of Love and a true chocolate with Chocolate Amargo.
"There & Back again" socks
In the words of the designer:
This sock pattern provides a great introduction to stranded knitting.  My Mom and I shared two skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn and challenged each other to create a unique two-color design.  This is when the idea for my ‘There & Back Again’ sock design was born.  Try different color combinations to create your own distinctive transitions!
You can see "There & Back Again" on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies! (We’ve also got a new Quickies list in the Malabrigo Junkies group, for easy reference.). Also visit Dawn's designer page on Ravelry. What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

- Verónica

Malabrigo Quickies: Trymheim by Ellen T. Andresen

This entry was posted on 16th October, 2012 .
This week's Quickie is perfect for this time of year! So cute and cozy, and even with the cables I bet it knits up in a jiffy. Ellen says:
Old Norse myths and a fleamarket find of a stitch dictionary provided the basis for the inspiration for the cowl: Skade is the ancient Norse godess of Winter, who loved skiing, hunting and the song of the wolves at Trymheim, her home in the mountains. The cables and the stockinette section represent the winding paths of a skier down the hillside of Trymheim.
  This cowl would be a great gift (hint hint, the gifting season is closer than you think, aahh!) You can see Trymheim on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies! (We’ve also got a new Quickies list in the Malabrigo Junkies group, for easy reference.) ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Beatrix Potter Stole by Mercy Schwisow

This entry was posted on 2nd October, 2012 .
  This week's Quickie touches on something close to my heart- the delightful tales of Beatrix Potter! (One side of my family is English and they made sure I had a set of Beatrix Potter books like any proper British child!) The delicate colors and lace in this stole speak to me of that same sort of soft, English-countryside geniality- all thatched cottages and porcelain teacups and pretty little gardens full of mischievous bunnies.   Mercy says:
The Beatrix Potter stole/scarf works up quickly in only 2 skeins of Malabrigo Lace. Simple, yet pretty, this stole/scarf can be worked in any weight of yarn. It is quick and easy and can be made just in time for fall! Inspired by Beatrix Potter, the author of Peter Rabbit and many other great children’s classics.
So cute! And FREE! You can check it out on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies! We’ve also got a new Quickies list in the Malabrigo Junkies group, for easy reference. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Chispas by Kristen Jancuk

This entry was posted on 18th September, 2012 .

Introducing Chispas, the latest addition to the Malabrigo Quickies series:
Just in time for fall, a cozy colorwork cowl to fend off the season's earliest chills. Knit up quickly using just 2 shades of sport weight yarn, this design features twisted rib edges to hold it close, and geometric shapes spiraling around the cowl. The colorway used, Chispas, means "sparks," a description so perfect for these sunburst patterns that it became the name of the design itself. Try using a solid color for the background and a variegated color for the main design, to create a multi-colored look without all the work!

 

  I just love this color combo, and this sort of geometric patterning is very "in" this year! You can check out Chispas on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies! We've also got a new Quickies list in the Malabrigo Junkies group, for easy reference. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Auntie Gravity Hat by Jen Gall

This entry was posted on 4th September, 2012 .
Today's Quickie is a cleverly brimmed colorwork hat in two colors of Rios (shown in Paris Night and Archangel.) Jen says:
Remember going to the amusement park when you were a kid? Cotton candy, scary roller coasters, and best of all, the Gravitron, which spun you around until you felt like you were floating in mid-air, or at least your stomach was? Until the motion sickness set in, you were carefree, buoyant and full of joy. Recapture that floaty feeling as you sweep people off their feet with this cute hat, and your brain floats in a veritable Sea of Tranquility above your neck!
      I love the way the semisolid and the multicolor play off each other! Dizzying! But in a good way ;-) You can see Auntie Gravity on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickies: Holt by Susan Moskwa

This entry was posted on 22nd August, 2012 .
Today's Quickie is a very cool pair of fingerless mitts in Rios! Susan says:
These mitts are great for using up those last precious yards of your favorite yarn. No stranding required -- only one color is worked in each row. "Holt" is a town in Iceland where these photos were taken. (I just got back a couple days ago. It was awesome.)
(How jealous am I? Very jealous. That's how jealous.) I love the way the Arco Iris peeks out from the black! Very striking. You can check out Holt on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies!

(photos courtesy of Kathy Cardigan)

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What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Pemaquid by Katherine Vaughan

This entry was posted on 7th August, 2012 .
Our newest Quickie is a cute-n-loopy cowl by the delightful Katherine Vaughan! Knit up in our Lace, it's designed to let lace patterning and variegation exist in harmony! Katherine says:
This light and lacy cowl is inspired by the granite coast of Maine, where the chilly evenings prompt the wise knitter to keep a stock of quick handknits around—even in August! A large number of stitches are initially cast on, but 60% are bound off on the next row, resulting in a looped edge. The simple lace body allows the mottling pattern of the Malabrigo Lace (held doubled) to shine. Loops are also created at the bind off by adding back the stitches that had been removed at the beginning.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Après la pluie by Astrante

This entry was posted on 24th July, 2012 .
It's Quickie time! This week, we've got a darling shawl all the way from (so I hear!) rainy Paris.   I think the designer sums it up best:
Graphic yet feminine, here is a striped shawl with an interesting shape that will wrap your shoulders and stay put however you decide to style it. Thin columns of slipped stitches add some visual interest to the geometic shape. An all-around built in I-cord edging gives a neat finish to the piece and creates the final scalloped border. Colour options are endless, but this is an ideal opportunity to use your favorite variegated, pairing it with a contrasting solid will work every time.
      You can check out Après la pluie on Ravelry or browse our past Quickies!   What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Quickie: The Roseway by Terri Kruse

This entry was posted on 10th July, 2012 .
It's Quickie time! This week, a darling summery shawl in luxurious Arroyo. Terri says:
Generally, when naming a pattern, I look for inspiration in the pattern. This time, I found inspiration in the yarn. The colorway, Arco Iris, knit up in garter stitch provoked in me the same feel as an Impressionist painting. This project in particular reminded me of a Monet called The Rose-way in Giverny. The scarfy/shawlette is knit on the bias and has a lace edging that forms a scalloped edge. It also contains instructions to make a wide/wider version and a longer/skinnier version. Each size uses less than 1 skein. Knit up in the sport weight, Arroyo, this pattern flies off the needles quite literally.
  Just gorgeous, Terri!! You can see the Roseway on Ravelry here, or browse all our past Quickies.   What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies: Georgie Cowl & Mitts by Tabitha's Heart

This entry was posted on 26th June, 2012 .
Today's Quickie is a darling little set in buttery soft Silky Merino- and there's a sale involved! From the designer:
A quick to knit moss stitch cowl and mitts designed to match the Georgie Hat. The textured stitch makes this an excellent project for variegated yarns and responds well to thick and thin, handspun or single ply yarns like Malabrigo Silky Merino. Suitable for the advanced beginner to intermediate knitter, the pattern is knit flat (cowl) or in the round (mitts) using basic knit and purl stitches, i-cord, and simple decreases. Buy this pattern together with the Georgie Hat and get a 45% discount on the two patterns.
      What a cute set! The texture really makes the most of the "watercolor" colorways. You can check out the Georgie set on Ravelry or at the Tabitha's Heart website!   What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickies- Metallurgy by Meghan Jackson

This entry was posted on 12th June, 2012 .
Our newest Quickie is here! A lacy-wavy-fun little scarf (or cowl) in your choice of weights:
Inspired by wrought iron and other metalwork, Metallurgy is a cable and lace accessory that’s fun to knit and wear. Scarf as shown was knit from a single skein of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo. Cowl as shown was knit from a single skein of Malabrigo Yarn Rasta.
    You can check out Metallurgy on Ravelry, or browse all our Quickies patterns at the source page! Bonus: Metallurgy is 20% off for a limited time! So grab it quick ;-)    What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

-Alex

Malabrigo Quickie: Sugar Moon Set by Jennette Cross

This entry was posted on 29th May, 2012 .
It's time for another Malabrigo Quickie! Sugar Moon Set by Jennette Cross includes two patterns and gives the collection of Quickies a cozy, christmas-y touch.     In the words of the designer:
Like my Harvest Moon Set, this is another pattern based off the colloquial names for the full moons. The Sugar Moon is one of the names for the Late Winter Moon, which usually appears in March. Other names include Crow Moon, Worm Moon, Crust Moon, and Sap Moon. I love old stories about going Sugar Mapling and when I was looking into the name of this full moon I couldn’t help but make a lofty, warm set of winter things to wear for tapping trees. I hope you’ll enjoy this set all winter long.
 

Written instructions on how to lessen the jogs formed when changing colours while knitting in the round are included, as well as three different sizes for the hat and two sizes for the mittens.

Each garment requires one skein of Malabrigo Twist in each colour, so if you want to knit both patterns you will need two skeins in each colour. In the sample the colours used are Ravelry Red (#611) and Natural (#63)   You can check out the Sugar Moon Set in Ravelry, or browse all our Quickies patterns at the source page! What are Malabrigo Quickies? 
Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

- Verónica

Malabrigo Quickie: Pendulum by Amy Miller

This entry was posted on 15th May, 2012 .
Our newest Quickie looks like a ton of fun to knit! Swooping short row stripes give this shawl a clever construction and a unique look. Shown in Sock, in Playa and Terracotta. From the designer:
Pendulum is an easy to knit shawlette to keep you warm on breezy summer nights – the short rows and stripes keep it interesting while the garter stitch keeps it simple and fast.
  You can check out Pendulum on Ravelry, or browse all our Quickies patterns at the source page!     What are Malabrigo Quickies? 
Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

Malabrigo Quickies: Stepping Down by Sara of Cozy Woolies

This entry was posted on 1st May, 2012 .
It's Quickie time again! And this time we've got a beautiful pair of socks by Sara R of Cozy Woolies: From the designer:
The idea for these socks came out of the blue! These socks get their unique structure from using twisted stitches and lateral braids (also called Vikkel Braids) throughout the pattern. 
    You can find the Stepping Down pattern on Ravelry, or browse all our Quickies patterns at the source page!  
What are Malabrigo Quickies?  Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

Malabrigo Quickies- Prosecco Hat by Elizabeth Green Musselman

This entry was posted on 16th April, 2012 .
Our second Quickie is here! And she's a beaut: In the designer's words:
Prosecco is the Italian version of champagne, a festive, bubbly drink that I don’t just save for special occasions. This hat uses two colorways of a gorgeous hand-dyed yarn to mimic that same playful, subtle effervescence. If you would like the bubble design to stand out more prominently, work the hat entirely in solid or semi-solid colors. The wide size range means you can knit this hat for anyone from small children to adults. The hat requires two colors of Arroyo, but there is enough yardage in these skeins to knit two hats in the two smaller sizes.
Such a cute, bubbly design! And I do so love the VAA and Arco Iris together. Check out Elizabeth's Prosecco Hat pattern here on Ravelry. Or, you can browse all the Quickies patterns on the Malabrigo Quickies source page. What are Malabrigo Quickies? Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we’ll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other “small object”) pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways.

Introducing Malabrigo Quickies! Waiting for Spring by Amy Machael

This entry was posted on 3rd April, 2012 .
We are super pleased to present very the first project in our new designer collaboration series! We're calling it "Malabrigo Quickies"! Quickies are small, fast projects which require only one or two skeins of yarn. Approximately every two weeks we'll be teaming up with a talented independent designer to present an exciting new accessory (or other "small object") pattern, showcasing one of our many yarns and colorways. And our premier pattern is deeelish indeed, if I do say so:     Introducing Waiting for Spring by Amy Machael!     These adorable little mitts use just one skein of our limited-run, super-soft Finito (in one of my absolute favorite colorways!) As Amy says:
These mitts are perfect for easing into spring as the winter season begins to wane. And as winter knitting comes to an end, they can easily be worked up using a leftover skein of sock yarn…but your hands will thank you for using Finito.
    I love the detail on the thumb gussets! You can get the Waiting for Spring pattern on Ravelry here.   And be sure to check back soon- we'll have a new Quickies pattern for you every couple of weeks! You'll also be able to browse all the Quickies patterns in one place on our Ravelry page.  

- Alex

New Year, New Features!

This entry was posted on 17th January, 2011 .
We're excited to announce some of the new features you'll see here on the blog in 2011! We are working hard to bring you a new, improved blog that you can visit for pattern ideas, inspiration, amusement and news about our yarns and our company!

The Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project

This is a monthly e-book release from various independent designers! Exclusively online and through Ravelry, these e-books can be purchased with credit card or Paypal. You can buy the patterns in a group or solo, and each month will have an interesting, beautiful palette and theme! The e-books will be released sometime in the month and will always be announced here!

Weekly Color Features

We know you love your weekly color feature almost as much as I love writing them, so these will continue into the next year! It is always exciting to look through something lovely and find the colorways in our yarn palette.

Featured Knitting

For a long time, I've wanted to highlight particularly beautiful projects from Ravelry users. In the next year, we're going to be putting up small features that show off some of the most beautiful Malabrigo projects -- lovely photos, lovely knitting, and lovely people!

Designer and Blogger Interviews

I really enjoyed interviewing so many people in the last year and hope to double our knitting interviews in this year! There is something wonderful about exploring someone's projects, inspirations, and studio spaces, and I want to bring you more of this!

Stay tuned for more surprises and features as we think of them!

One Skein - Rasta

This entry was posted on 11th June, 2010 .

What can you make with one skein of our newest yarn, Rasta? Plenty! A Ravelry pattern search revealed some awesome results for the super-bulky, 90-yard skeins of color deliciousness. I picked one of my favorites for this reoccurring blog feature. So grab your biggest needles, your skein of Rasta, and get knitting! Who knows.... maybe you'll even finish something in a single afternoon.

Marian by Jane Richmond

Marian, by Jane Richmond, is a quickie cowl with a lot of style. Since it's all in seed stitch, you can knit it with any colorway without worrying about pooling or striping. Try it in one of the more vibrant multis, like Arco Iris or Indecita, for something truly original and fun. It requires US size 19 needles, which can be hard to come by, but will be useful in future when you decide you really, really need that Rasta afghan. Click on the picture to go to the Ravelry pattern page!

Chau, Hannah