Projects of Many Colors
While I was browsing through some projects on the Ravelry database I was struck by the sheer variety of beautiful color combinations made in malabrigo yarn that the talented knitters there have put together. There you can choose from over 300 different colors from all the bases malabrigo has to offer, so I thought it would be fun to highlight some of these projects that used 4 or more colors from malabrigo!
Raveler Tristaran created this absolutely amazing stocking for a swap. It uses the Merino Worsted base in Pollen, Natural, Sunset, Teal Feather, Solis. She incorporated two different colorwork charts into the Socks Two at a Time On a Magic Loop pattern to create this truly unique project. Wouldn’t you have loved to be her swap partner?
Raveler Zapasi chose to use malabrigo Lace to downsize the popular Find Your Fade shawl and I can only imagine how amazingly soft this finished piece is. For her fading colors she chose Frank Ochre, Mariposa, Lettuce, Indecita, Bobby Blue, Arco Iris, and Holly hock and called it a “Spring Fade”. It is truly a show stopping shawl.
Another project made in malabrigo Lace was by Raveler Vevka who stuck with a purple color palette to knit her own version of Nuvem . By combining Frost Pink, Cuarzon, Whales Road, and Azul Bolita she created a monochromatic masterpiece that drapes beautifully and wears like a dream.
For a heavier weight shawl, Raveler Lbucci3 opted for Merino Worsted to make her Om Shawl Using the perfect Pearl as a neutral, her additions of Frank Ochre, Verde Adriana, and Bijou Blue make this super-sized shawl as stylish as it is cozy.
Of course I had to find something in Sock and Raveler Java03mama used a total of seven different colors to create what she called her Lifesavers version of On the Spice Market. The colors Terracotta, Natural, Lettuce, Persia, Solis, Eggplant and Ochre all come together beautifully to create a cheerful accessory that looks totally fun to wear.
And finally, clocking in with a whopping variety of 9 colors Raveler deezknitzpgh lovingly made an amazing Bounce Blanket in Rios. Using Natural to seperate all of the amazing colors she striped her way through the spectrum from Frank Ochre, Apple Green, Fresco Y Seco, Lettuce, Teal Feather, Paris Night, Pearl Ten, and all the way to Plomo. That is one lucky baby!
So the next time you are feeling like there isn’t enough color in your life remember that you can always brighten things up with malabrigo!
In memoriam of Elena Nodel.
Stylish Lines by Elena Nodel, from Book 9 - Niños, using malabrigo Rios in Purpuras and Archangel
With this post we would like to honor the memory of Elena Nodel, also known as Anadiomena.
She was a wonderful and loved member of the knitting community and an amazing designer. She will always be with us each time each of us choose to knit a stitch to create something out of one of her patterns.
Valanar Hat by Elena Nodel, using malabrigo Rios in Coco
Elena, we will miss you.