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FREEBIE & RESTOCKED Malabrigo Rios

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Malabrigo Rios is a super-duper soft, machine washable yarn made from 100% merino wool. It’s hand dyed for subtle variations. Great for anyone and any project except felting (it will not felt). Especially suitable for babies, kids and men.

  • 100% Machine Washable Merino Wool (superwash)
  • 100g/192m (200 yds)
  • Aran weight
  • 18 sts & 24 rows = 4″/10cm
  • 5mm/US8 needles
  • Made in Uruguay
  • Pattern Ideas

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Father Cables

Sometimes when I’m in need of inspiration instead of browsing patterns on Ravelry I take a stroll through Projects. Sometimes things look different in a darker or lighter colour, a different type of texture or a different type of dye. Father Cables by Panoramka immediately caught my eye.

Materials

  • Malabrigo Rios: 1(1, 1, 2) skeins (shown in colour 69 Pearl Ten)
  • 3.75mm/US5-16″ circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7-16″ circular needles
  • 4.5mm/US7 double pointed needles
  • cable needle
  • tapestry/darning needle
  • FREE Pattern 

Size

  • S/M Fitted (S/M Slouch, L Fitted, L Slouch)
  • S/M to Fit Head: 19”-21”
  • L to Fit Head: 21”-23”

FREEBIE Easy Loose Cabled Cowl

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Easy Loose Cabled Cowl

Our loose cabled cowl is a last minute knits that work up FAST! We made ours light and airy on 15mm/US19 needles and two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, but you can also you one  Cascade MagnumCascade Spuntaneous, or three Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Rasta: 2 skeins

Cascade Magnum: 1 skein

Cascade Spuntaneous: 1 skein

Estelle Big Alpaca Bulky: 3 skeins

Other Materials

FREEBIE Varduz Cowl

Varduz Cowl

Quick & impressive, this cute little cowl only uses one skein of scrumptious Malabrigo Mecha, and works up fast on 8mm/US11 needles.

If you are intrepid try using a provisional cast on and then invisibly join the two sides using  kitchener stitch. If not, that’s ok too – for a nice, easy seam just use a provisional cast on (it’s just casting on with scrap yarn, not hard), and do a three needle bind off to finish. If all of this sounds too daunting to deal with, just cast on normally and seam using mattress stitch.

Materials

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FREEBIE Medallion Mittens

Medallion Mittens

I love the look of these mitts, they’re cozy, simple, but still interesting. Mitts are a great knitted gift that don’t take too long to make and only use one skein of yarn. We’re knitting them up with a skein of buttery soft and airy Malabrigo Merino Worsted (colour 69 Pearl Ten – a dark taupe).

Materials

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FREEBIE Tied Knots

Tied Knots

Tied Knots a is gorgeous one-skein project that will make a very impressive and well received gift. Just one skein of semi-solid hand-dyed Mineville Merino DK is enough, or try 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Sport Superwash if you prefer a solid or heathered colour. For something more post use a skein of Madeline Tosh Merino DK. One skein of Mineville Angora Wool is enough for two hats or a hat and a matching pair of mitts.

Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • Mineville Merino DK: 1 skein
  • 3.25mm/US3-16″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6-16″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6 double pointed needles
  • cable needle
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry/darning needle

 

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FREEBIE Braided Hat & Mitts

Braided Hat & Mitts

Another great freebie that would make a wonderful gift! It’s knit in bulky yarn, so it won’t take too long to whip up a set. I think the hat would look perfect topped with a fur pom-pom.

Yarn Options

One skein of each of these yarns should be enough for a hat or pair of mitts, get two for the set (except for Cascade Eco, you only need 1 for a set):

Other Materials

  • FREE Pattern
  • 5mm/US8-16″ circular needles
  • 6.5mm/US10.5-16″ circular needles
  • 5mm/US8-16″ double pointed needles (for mittens)
  • 6.5mm/US10.5 double pointed needles
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • scrap yarn or small stitch holders

FREEBIE Sydänmaa Mittens

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Sydänmaa Mittens

OK, there are only 5 weeks until the holidays – time to get down to business! These mitts make a great gift, anyone would love their simple, classic look, and they only use one skein of affordable Cascade 220. If you think they might end up in the wash consider using a superwash yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash, Berroco Vintage, or Malabrigo Rios.

Yarn Options

One skein of any of these yarns will do:

Materials