Shearing time at the malabrigo Sheepfold
We have been working on this for a while and wanted to share it with you today, a video of our sheep flock! We hope this will be the first of others, but all in good time! :)
As some of you know, we have our beloved sheep flock, who live on a ranch called La Serena, near our headquarters in Montevideo. In this video we show you around beautiful Piedras de Afilar and demonstrate the process by which we shear our sheep and harvest the beautiful fleece that becomes Malabrigo yarn. We strive to use sustainable and humane farming practices with our ranch and flock – a happy sheep makes the best wool!
We hope you enjoy it, as we enjoy and value sharing what is important to us with you!
Line producer: malabrigo
Photography: Marcos Mezzottoni
Edited by: Marcos Mezzottoni
Music: Manuel Espasandin
Cameras: Joaquín González, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni
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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.
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Rose Jam Set by Amy van de Laar
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!
Malabrigo Quickie: Hafren by Barbara Lösche
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MFPP: Balade sous les ormes by Cailliau Berangere
I really like textured stitches and when I found the "grain d'orme" stitch, I wanted to include it in different knit projects. This collection "Balade sous les ormes" created in collaboration with Malabrigo yarns, includes a shawl, a sweater, a baby blanket (which can easily be enlarged), a cowl and a matching hat. I hope you will enjoy knitting items from this collection as much as I liked designing it.What a lovely way to say goodbye to fall! Check out the full collection on Ravelry here. Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is “MFPP”? MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!
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MFPP: A Study in Single by Ela Torrente
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As Autumn Falls is a four piece collection knitted in beautiful Malabrigo yarn. Inspired by the changing colours Autumn brings, each piece is intended to resemble different aspects of the season. The collection comprises a cardigan, shawl and two hats, each in a different weight of yarn.You can check out the whole collection on Ravelry, here! Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is “MFPP”? MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!
MFPP: Days of the Week by Elena Nodel
Almost a year ago Alex Tinsley and I talked about an ebook project using Malabrigo yarns. It was a very exciting prospect for me. Not only do I like knitting with Malabrigo yarns, but I also like designing with Malabrigo yarns as they bring out that extra creativity in me. The beautiful range of colors and the uniqueness of each dye lot all add to the creative process. It was not very hard for me to create a theme for the ebook. I wanted to create unique pieces that are in tune with current fashion, something that I would myself wear every day, something I cannot buy at the store. Thus the idea of “Days of the Week” ebook comes to mind, as in 7 days of the week, unique knitwear for each day. Assigning designs for each day of the week was not a random process for me. Each design and day had a special meaning. Though I must say what gives me a “Thursday” vibe might say “Saturday” for you, or the other way around. I hope you will find this collection exciting and will associate each design with your favorite day of the week, just as I did. Monday – it is all about efficiency. Tuesday – it has to be glamorous. Wednesday – it is all about being casual. Thursday – there has to be at least one special day. Friday – it is all about excitement. Saturday – it is all about relaxation and comfort. Sunday – it is a family/friends day. “Days of the Week” collection offers a good mix of practical accessories and modern garments as well as the possibility of working with and mixing together your favorite Malabrigo colors. The collection has something for everyone, be it a beginner knitter or a very seasoned one. I hope you will enjoy your warm and cozy garments this fall/winter. I know I will! Please join me in my Ravelry group for our “Days of the Week” knit-a-long.What an beautifully cozy week! You can see the full collection on Ravelry here Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What on earth is “MFPP”? MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!
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