Posts Tagged ‘rios’

Malabrigo Book 11

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Its hard to believe ten years (or 3650 knitting days) has passed since the first batches of kettle-dyed merino were hung up to dry at Malabrigo’s headquarters in Uruguay.  What started out as a small family operation now produces seventeen yarn varieties and over three hundred unique colourways.  To celebrate the exciting tenth anniversary, Malabrigo enlisted the creative talents of the world’s top knitwear designers to put together a collection of patterns focused primarily on their newly-developed signature colourway, Aniversario, which blends together the most popular colour palette as chosen by knitters worldwide.



Fourteen irresistible projects grace the pages of Malabrigo’s newly-released BOOK 11, featuring seven different yarn bases- Arroya, Sock, Rios, Mecha, Rasta, Mechita, and the most recent addition, Caracol.  Look for a copy at your lys available now.


The fabulous highlights in Aniversario contrast beautifully against the richness of Pagoda in Rasta, just two of the mesmerizing choices available in Malabrigo’s super chunky spectrum used to knit this very cosy Vandam poncho style tunic.


Keep your head covered as the snow melts into spring with one skein of Sock weight merino in Malabrigo’s colour of the year- Aniversario.


Moss stitch creates a lovely woven look and a sturdy fabric choice for this cropped Clarkson cardigan knit in Arroya, a sport weight merino base dyed in Aniversario.


Dainty slip stitches create a checkerboard effect on this richly-hued Washington Square cowl knit in the round with two contrasting shades of Mecha.  Aniversario and Tobaccos (shown above).

Malabrigo Book Ten

Monday, July 11th, 2016

With a secret recipe file consisting of more than three hundred hand-dyed colourways, this family-owned yarn company from Uruguay knows that variety is the spice of life and for more than ten years has consistently offered knitters the tangiest, zestiest skeins of merino around.  This month Malabrigo, releases a brand new collection by a myriad of well-known designers, with fourteen projects highlighting the richly-hued artistry of Rios, a superwash merino wool that readily absorbs dyes in a subtle yet impressive blending of light and dark undertones.

An early look inside the pages of Malabrigo Book Ten: Rios


rueben by mari lynn patrick

Reuben designed by Mari Lynn Patrick showcases the natural beauty of Rios, in a slip stitch pattern combining a semi-solid with a variegated colourway.

LeHigh by melanie berg

Lehigh designed by Melanie Berg is a worsted weight shawl that evokes a playful vibe, worked from the tip to fullest point in simple garter stitch and infused with a punchy colourway.

greenway by emily whitted

Greenway designed by Emily Whitted is a two-tone reversible cowl in Brioche rib, a fabulous plump and squishy stitch pattern that  continuously fascinates knitters with its complex nature.

High Line by Justyna Lorkowska

High Line designed by Justyna Lorkowska is a multi-directional shawl crisply-defined by two contrasting shades of Rios, knit with the geometric precision that only comes with short row shaping.

silicon alley by rosemary drysdale

Silicon Alley designed by Rosemary Drysdale  is a stylish pullover oozing with contemporary appeal, and worked up in a mosaic slip stitch pattern.

gallery row by courtney c. rios

Gallery Row designed by Courtney Cedarholm grabs the cover spot of this exciting collection.  Introducing Aniversario as Malabrigo’s newest and most vibrant colourway in a knitted rectangular piece bordered by a cabled edge that is folded inwards to create a cosy slip-on style.

Malabrigo In Central Park

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Easily recognizable as one of the world’s most famous urban landscapes, Central Park encompasses thirteen hundred square miles in the heart of New York City, a treasured landmark for over one hundred and fifty years drawing in thirty-million tourists annually.  This natural oasis embraces the outdoors with lush grassy meadows, man-made lakes and ponds for skating, fishing or paddling, walking trails, a vintage carousel, a zoo, and an amphitheater creating the ideal backdrop for this latest collection of fresh and enticing knitwear styles from Malabrigo.



In this latest collection from Malabrigo, a team of indie designers from the ‘City That Never Sleeps’ and beyond, show off their adept prowess and style finesse with fifteen patterns including this stunning cover cardigan, Pinebank, a modern spin on the traditional fairisle yoke knit seamlessly from the top-down.  Knit in marshmallowy-soft Merino WorstedAzul Profundo, Tiger Lily, Fluo, and Very Berry (shown above).



Winterdale leads the pack in this collection with the most ‘likes’ on Ravelry.  Designed by Kristina McGowan, this close-fitting top-down pullover features a wide boat-neck comprised of an intricate cabled strip knit sideways.  Knit in Merino Worsted.  Pearl (shown above).



Designed by Lori Steinberg, Gapstow stirs the memory of a summer garden in full bloom with this crescent-shaped shawl featuring short row shaping and a pretty lace edging.  Knit in Arroyo, a plush superwash merino in a sport weight.  English Rose, Escoria and Borraja (shown above).



Bethesda is right on trend for the season, a voluminous dolman-sleeved pullover designed by Nancy Ricci with a scoop neck and tiny ribbed sleeve cuffs.  Knit in a bold horizontal stripe pattern using Mecha, a bulky superwash merino in forty irresistible kettle-dyed hues.  Paris Night, Polar Morn and Cereza (shown above).



What better place for a picnic, than a woodland setting right in the centre of the Big Apple, and this hexagon-motif blanket is destined to draw a crowd.  Designed by Annabelle Speer and knit in a painterly palette that makes it truly artistic, Springbanks is a speedy knit on 8 mm needles in Mecha.  Lluvias and Indiecita (shown above).