malabrigo Giveaway

This entry was posted on 11th November, 2016 by instalador .

Thank you all so much for participating in our giveaway. We loved reading all your comments and good words about our brand and products.

The contest is closed and here are all the names of participants.

Please check your assigned number and if your Instagram name is written correctly.
If you find any mistake or names that apprear more than once, please let us know at cm@malabrigoyarn.com before Sunday 13th at 12pm.

 

1 mayor_of_coffeetown 1001 bloomhandmadestudio
2 knitforaqueen 1002 pagama147
3 petuniabutt 1003 yksityisallan
4 punkrockrainbow 1004 wmh302
5 jennifer_haydon 1005 spillthesunshine
6 hannah13banana 1006 marinabarbati
7 katya.macdo 1007 nollie523
8 jmnishihara 1008 yknotebooks
9 librarianh2o 1009 knitchick83
10 bakanekosan 1010 christina.wav
11 paulawessells 1011 snealmade
12 miriam_design_studio 1012 corinnarella23
13 lthetattoodlady 1013 york109
14 nurse_knitter 1014 kerith89
15 birds.wool 1015 redbeautytextiles
16 class5knits 1016 helle_brixen
17 jenortizmakes 1017 migihandmade
18 iakee6404 1018 cassandramzibell
19 isibinni 1019 magicsock
20 wssue 1020 ersmer
21 loverofthelight89 1021 minditreu9
22 gogrowlove 1022 melissa_sue1982
23 mathildedeloubes 1023 janscraftycrochet
24 noonle 1024 marthawhite1234
25 bunnicula_ 1025 madanaro
26 thenewenglandgal 1026 cdotpeck
27 luanneknits 1027 eraknits
28 pcnky 1028 lindsr2
29 zefire_knit 1029 jenhixon
30 haleyhups 1030 pstopar
31 kunklebaby 1031 chickenhound
32 jendhi 1032 mamatcha
33 mstgt91 1033 krosserertholmene
34 jennerlf 1034 heropup611
35 darcyljwhite 1035 momma_pal
36 june.woodward 1036 kvts2004
37 cookier293 1037 foxpawcrafts
38 shutupandsmile21 1038 avocadolove
39 insomniacknitter 1039 drgnflywings
40 shepnatasha 1040 birch.grove
41 vir.ginie.13 1041 the_kelsoh
42 lary1405 1042 jaciefalko
43 whahapind 1043 barbara_cudia
44 mountainroseknits 1044 olgaputano
45 eskyria 1045 cabdellant
46 avidknits 1046 yarnloversnet
47 lindleyruth 1047 trikanto
48 inedelvaux 1048 marin__jane
49 nlwahlund 1049 dansksvenskme
50 nelli2010 1050 jandaia_isa
51 henleylucy 1051 inthefleece
52 mrsjennyanydots 1052 purlandstych
53 whitball 1053 linnabears
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56 99moutons 1056 ringelkatze
57 drawfour 1057 emilybgale
58 margie228 1058 scorpygal10
59 melissakdesigns 1059 leeeeyunsung
60 amraunio 1060 ldhmamadm
61 heydontlook 1061 goldenmommd
62 the.sourcerer 1062 and_dream_of_sheep
63 gracebetweenbells 1063 gretalj30
64 klbhappy 1064 wildiriscrochet
65 kai_ko 1065 misspiggott
66 mrs_sharon_graff 1066 cuupri
67 lavanyapatricella 1067 mlqstevens
68 catherineahein 1068 jacqgurr
69 kremenwait 1069 suiloska
70 leslieshore 1070 kingeorgie
71 hawkknitter 1071 holymotherduckling
72 karmylstitches 1072 smartgirl07
73 lynne5600 1073 linneaalskarkakor
74 maerzay 1074 kupiknitter
75 highstrungmama 1075 girlafraid1970
76 harriettealcock 1076 i_am_bundle
77 lizalaird 1077 pinkjaneking
78 hellestrudahlhansen 1078 sonyawins
79 knitting_in_transit 1079 caliluknits
80 craftyvance 1080 nikkispins
81 raven.nevermore.evermore 1081 fashionschooldropout
82 blueeyedcraftyphotography 1082 havenfibrearts
83 ania_pavlikova 1083 neenuca_
84 mcfiemom 1084 samsweaterz
85 adaines1 1085 nancyvanhoose1
86 thesehandsofmine 1086 dashin.zen
87 knitnerd4875 1087 tmarie2013
88 knottyhookercrochet 1088 truthfullypassion
89 quartertothree 1089 ono_notagain
90 olagrefling 1090 herekitty910
91 lbuhler09 1091 elizabethamorrow
92 tricomaniac 1092 cgmclean91
93 katehibou 1093 eflatmajor
94 zurocosa 1094 sciura_venusta
95 theknitpicky 1095 woodsy_and_wild
96 n0tsocrafty 1096 frauluknits
97 vilma_cj 1097 the.knitted.cupcake
98 bozscf 1098 jeanettelonberg
99 mcdangel 1099 suewhe
100 mrschelseajane 1100 feefifofum50
101 shaybear516 1101 rainierknitter
102 rainmomma 1102 passionknit
103 lifewithstring 1103 liza_rusakevich
104 rockstarmidwife 1104 olya_dangelo
105 jessgagnonknits 1105 quiltmaker93551
106 inesdubai 1106 cltitus0209
107 lirioroja 1107 shetty.shruti
108 mariamightbe 1108 sunrisefiberco
109 alice_e17 1109 msprettymac23
110 mamamadewaffles 1110 knit.by.hand
111 jackie.mceachern 1111 dthalasitis
112 ragna_pagna 1112 moonknitnight
113 littleboatwriter 1113 heatheralaneknit
114 snicklefritzcrochet 1114 patchwork_and_cakes
115 anasteziya_freidovna 1115 annaleber
116 supercucciolocappuccio 1116 iltavirkku
117 helenforester 1117 janekalafut
118 lauralally627 1118 happygoknitty
119 saraperrin 1119 benalucille
120 ravelrees 1120 lizschulten
121 shokomizune 1121 popsreallysoda
122 amanitaknits 1122 grismouton
123 alexandra_r_83 1123 kaystir
124 tant_lina 1124 julia_bermann
125 nomennescio1840 1125 procrastaknits
126 watercoloury 1126 khagan16
127 elli_elizabeth6 1127 jennygunn44
128 fbrart 1128 squaregrannyvintage
129 epmcwillis 1129 winspearean
130 marcy.starbuck 1130 thedesertknitter
131 cristina152825 1131 karenkayjohnson
132 spostus 1132 peacock3717
133 lauremellon 1133 moviemaniac888
134 evagapi 1134 asubir
135 thecomicbookheroine 1135 mouseknits
136 gillyflower72 1136 red.dandelion
137 toocraftyforherowngood 1137 rikafromtheblok
138 xpamx99 1138 christlkeller
139 luchkow 1139 taylorgemery
140 deepblueknits 1140 talulagomez
141 moniquelomax 1141 mjar003
142 rcc225 1142 beyondthedreamprops
143 beaetsescroquignols 1143 mrhuff86
144 sweller66 1144 infinitykate
145 aravis_moore 1145

MFPP: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska

This entry was posted on 2nd November, 2016 by instalador .

There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!

We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us  reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.

It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.

feel-huggedBe open mindedBe ConfidentMake it yours

Be confident, a double twisted cowl

In the words of the designer:

Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?

Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.

The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!

To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan

In the words of the designer:

Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.

It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.

Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.

This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl

In the words of the designer:

Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.

Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.

To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover

In the words of the designer:

“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.

This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!

This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need  5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.

Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website

MFPP: One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches

This entry was posted on 10th October, 2016 by instalador .

There is a new MFPP out, called One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches by Barbara Benson.

 

 

Barbara Benson explains the brilliant concept behind this collection:

What can you do with two stitches? That is the question that prompted this exploration into simple knitting. First peruse the fourteen different stitch patterns in the stitch dictionary. Then select which one of the four easy and fun accessories you would like to make first. Decide which of the stitches you would like to use in the pattern and you are on your way.

This collection contains four patterns, but you can really create 14 different versions of each! How about that? It’s time to get creative!

The first pattern in the collection is called Ring the Gack, and it’s a lovely cowlette using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Ivy.

Ring the Gack

Ring the Gack by Barbara Benson

Next comes On Mulberry Street,  using our lovely 100% Mulberry silk base Mora, in the colourway Sabiduría

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

If you’re more into hats, you can knit No Pat No, using Malabrigo Yarn Twist. The sample is knit using the colourway Sunset.

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

And if you’d rather knit a scarf in thicker yarn, there is also an option for you: Sala-ma-Sond is a scarf knit using Malabrigo Yarn Mecha, in the colour Teal Feather for the sample.

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

You can also buy each pattern individually, with the detailed instructions as shown for each, not the 14 different stitch patterns.

Barbara made a video, introducing this collection herself, which we are very excited to share and we hope you like it, too.

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link

Link to Barbara Bensons website: http://tumpedduck.com/

You can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

 

Lambing time at La Serena

This entry was posted on 11th August, 2016 .
You might remember from an earlier post, when we introduced you to the Malabrigo flock, who lives at La Serena.
Malabrigo Flock at La Serena Malabrigo Flock at La Serena
Spring is coming and we wanted to talk to you a little bit about lambing season. 
Malabrigo Flock at La Serena Malabrigo Flock at La Serena
During August and September, many of the sheep in our flock give birth to cute little lambs, and we want to share this beautiful experience with you. We hope you like it! Credits: Line producer: malabrigo Photography: Marcos Mezzottoni Edited by: Marcos Mezzottoni Texts: malabrigo Music: Manuel Espasandin Cameras: Joaquín González, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni

malabrigo and Vickie Howell

This entry was posted on 1st April, 2016 .
The latest Book of Vickie Howell it´s already on sale, Wee Garter Stitch: Must-Have Knits for Modern Babies & Toddlers. This is a good news for us because we are part of it through the beautiful "Poncho Pal" made in malabrigo Worsted, Mariposa color.
WGS_Page_55_Poncho Poncho Pal by Vickie Howell, Worsted, Mariposa color.

Malabrigo and "Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet"

This entry was posted on 24th February, 2016 .
Happy to share with you a beautiful crochet project made with malabrigo Rios in Indiecita color.
Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color. Waterfall Swing Jacket designed by Lorna Miser in Rios, Indiecita color.
You can find this crochet pattern in the last number of Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochetspring 2016.
Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet. Spring 2016 newsstand special, Great Yarns, Great Styles to Crochet.

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

MFPP: Ilha Formosa by Connie of Yellowcosmo

This entry was posted on 9th February, 2016 .
Cover page I don't know about you, but this gorgeous collection from Yellowcosmo has me thinking spring!  
Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre
Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo
Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza
Connie says:
Ilha Formosa is what the Portuguese explorers called Taiwan when they first set eyes on it. It means Beautiful Island. It is where I was born, and indeed it is a beautiful island. Each name of the pattern in this collection is a place in Taiwan with the name originated from Taiwan Aboriginal languages.
Pali in Arroyo, Borraja Pali in Arroyo, Borraja
Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja
Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot
So lovely and bright! You can find the full Ilha Formosa collection 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!

- 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

Shearing time at the malabrigo Sheepfold

This entry was posted on 28th January, 2016 .

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! :)

Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay. Malabrigo flock, La Serena, Uruguay.

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!

Credits:

Line producer: malabrigo

Photography: Marcos Mezzottoni

Edited by: Marcos Mezzottoni

Texts: malabrigo

Music: Manuel Espasandin

Cameras: Joaquín González, Pancho Pastori y Marcos Mezzottoni

 

 

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

Malabrigo Mini Collection from Welts & Waves by Adrienne Larsen

This entry was posted on 18th December, 2015 .
As the name of the book indicates, Welts and Waves by Adrienne Larsen, is an all about experimenting and playing with Welts, a technique that can achieve very interesting results. The pattern that most caught my attention is this gorgeous blanket. Sunburst is a very appropriate name, don't you think?
Sunburst blanket Sunburst Blanket, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Azul Profundo, Teal Feather, Glazed Carrot, Sunset and Ravelry Red
Adrienne takes you on a journey, where you can start out with something really simple, like a Marianas headband, to try out the technique, and then maybe move on to felted slippers, to see how welts behave when being felted.
Marianas Headband Marianas Headband by Adrienne Larsen
harlequin boots Harlequin Boots by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in Azul Bolita and Lettuce
The Mini Collection includes 6 designs using Malabrigo Yarn. It has a little of everything, for you to experiment and have fun with welts. (click on the images to go to the design page on Ravelry)
Marauder Marauder by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Sand Bank
Sail Away Sail Away by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Finito in Mares and Marte
Mission Style MIssion Style Cardigan, by Adrienne Larsen, using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Pearl Ten and Ravelry Red
You can look at the whole collection and read more about it in Ravelry!