Annular Baby Blanket by Triona Murphy
The Paris Teal gradient set features 5 full sized skeins of our famous Worsted in five shades of blue blending from Paris Night to Teal Feather. Of course this gorgeous gradient called for an extra special pattern so we decided to have one designed especially to show off its perfect palate.
Enter the talented designer Triona Murphy. She has done amazing things with our yarn in the past and we were confident she would come up with a cozy baby blanket for our beautiful blues and we were not disappointed.
Worsted loves garter stitch and Triona crafted a fun pattern featuring garter worked in wedges formed by short rows. Working flat, you knit wedges in the different colors and repeat them around in a ring for a pinwheel of smooshiness. The center ring is then picked up and worked in the round to finish it all with a cute center "button" detail (but no actual buttons for your little one to find).
We love this blanket so much that we have decided to present it as our gift to you! Visit the Annular Baby Blanket pattern page on Ravelry to download your own copy and start knitting up your own!
Popular on Instagram for June, 2018
We're back for the most liked by you pictures on our IG feed for the month of June. We had to skip May, but we're back now!
Let's see what you guys liked most this past month:
Which one is your favourite?
Don't forget that you can have your voice heard too, by liking your favourite posts on our feed :)
See you next month!
We really enjoy showcasing the work knitters do with our yarns, and have dedicated most of our presence online to do so. Obviously one of the reasons is it's the best way to show our product, for others to see how it looks when worked up in different patterns, but we also think it's important to put a big spotlight on the knitters out there that do a wonderful job.
It's in this spirit that we would like to leave in the blog the 5 projects that you liked best from our Instagram account, as a sort of snapshot of the month.
Malabrigo Quickie Flectere by Dana Gervais
You have told us many times that you would like more patterns that play well with our highly variegated yarns, and we are listening! This month's Quickie from Dana Gervais makes the most of a skein of highly variegated Sock! Meet Flectere.
This sock makes use of the easy to work slip stitch to move yarn around and create a beautiful texture that makes these socks super fun. Dana chose to use Arco Iris for her samples but these socks would look great in pretty much any color we have.
When asked about her inspiration for this pattern the designer had the following to say:
The Latin word flectere , meaning “to bend” or “to curve,” and its form flexus give us the roots flect and flex. Something flexible can be bent without breaking. I love the combination of slipped stitches with variegated yarn. It’s a combination I never tire of or find boring to knit. This pattern was inspired by this gorgeous variegated yarn by Malabrigo Yarn. The short colour repeats combined with the curve and bend of the stitch pattern manage to complement each other without competing with each other, which is a good outcome not only for hand knit socks, but for life in general.This sock starts with a star toe and the stitch pattern on the top of the foot. Then, after a short row heel, the stitch pattern continues on the front and back of the sock.
So grab a skein of Sock and knit up a pair of socks for yourself!
malabrigo Newsletter | Winter - Spring 2018
Knit Voyage Colorado Nature A Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project
Once again we are pleased to present the Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. In the MFPP we supply the yarn to fuel the creative pursuits of independent designers. The designer crafts a collection of designs highlighting our yarns in their own style. They handle all of the production of the patterns and sell them independently, so all of the proceeds go to them to help further their creative endevors.
For the first MFPP of the year we are honored to present Knit Voyage: Colorado Nature from Amanda Guthrie who designs under the name Atlas Knits. To explain the collection I think it best that we hear from the designer herself!
The concept for Knit Voyage was inspired by members of the Knitventure Society and their love of knitting patterns that not only inspire to create a beautiful finished accessory, but also engage and create opportunities to learn through innovative construction and stitch combinations. This love for adventurous knitting combined with correlating scenes from Colorado nature and our everyday lives serves as the inspiration for this collection. All designs feature the bright, saturated colors and the delightful, soft touch of Malabrigo, who generously contributed the yarn to sponsor this collection.
Escape the everyday knitting routine, and take a stitching journey with me through the resilience and enchanting essence of Colorado nature. Embrace your roots and cultivate connection with Aspen Roots, inspired by the resilience of aspen groves. Get in touch with the unique value you bring to the world with Mountain Snowmelt, a shawl that captures the life-sustaining properties of snowpack and snowmelt in the mountains and plains. Discover your endless possibilities while knitting Stargaze, a deep crescent shape shawl that encompasses the vast openness of the starry sky as viewed from mountain peaks. Embark on a quest of accepting change by cruising through cloudy skies on a windy day with Windswept Skies. Wrap up your journey through Colorado nature with how destruction evolves into new life with Wildfire Blaze, a shawl that embodies the insight of how new life and beauty can thrive through the ashes.
The collection features five beautiful shawls that play beautifully with the designer's chosen colors and bases of Malabrigo yarn.
Aspen Roots in Fresco Y Seco on Rios.
Mountain Snowmelt in Aquamarine on Rios.
Stargaze in Indicita on Dos Tierras.
Wildfire Blaze in Borrajas on Arroyo.
Windswept Skies; the smaller is in Ochre and the larger is in Azules, both on Sock.
And finally, do not miss out in perusing the absolutely stunning LookBook that Amanda put togehter for this collection. View it on issue Here.
We hope that you have as much fun knitting up the patterns in this collection as we did helping Amanda bring her vision to life!