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by: Sierra Roberts

Featured: Arroyo by Malabrigo + New knitting pattern!

Featured item: Malabrigo Arroyo

Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn is a buttery soft superwash sport weight yarn. This yarn’s light gauge makes it ideal for spring and summer knitting – and it’s the perfect way to wrap up the Malabrigo March celebration. For shawls to baby clothes and everything in between, knitters love Arroyo for its beautiful colors, sturdy twist and smooth hand. In my excitement for springtime and the warmer weather it is bringing, I used Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn to make the Flower in the Sun Tank Top, a tank top that’s as fun to knit as it is to wear. Read on to find out more!

 

Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn
Flower in the Sun Tank Top  Flower in the Sun Tank Top
Flower in the Sun Tank Top - Pattern Download  Flower in the Sun Tank Top - Pattern Download

Regular Price: $18.40

Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino. Machine wash gentle cycle, lay flat to dry. 330 yards/100 gram skein.

Gauge: 5-5.5 stitches per inch on US size 4-6 knitting needles.

Recommendations:

Get ready for summer with the Flower in the Sun Tank Top, a clever sleeveless top knit up in Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn. Worked from the top down beginning with one strap at a time, the top pieces are later joined and the remainder of the body is knit in the round. The only seaming happens at the shoulders, where you can either fix the straps in place or attach buttons for overall-style adjustable straps. Inspired by the one-size-fits-many dresses and caftans found in hippie shops, this tank is a flattering fit for any shape.

 

Flower in the Sun Tank Top  Flower in the Sun Tank Top
Flower in the Sun Tank Top - Pattern Download  Flower in the Sun Tank Top - Pattern Download


Size: S/M (M/L, L/XL); finished bust measures 36 (46, 56)”.
Gauge: 22 sts and 24 rows to 4″ in Stockinette stitch, using size US 7 knitting needle.
Yardage: 2 (3, 3) skeins of Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn (I used Lotus, our color 0120), or 660 (990, 990) yards sport weight yarn.

 

Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn

Choose two contrasting colors of Arroyo to make the adorable Swans Island Cat and Hat, which uses the yarn left over from knitting the hat to make a matching kitty toy, sweater and all.
Size: Hat circumference: 14.25″; Cat height: 8″.
Gauge: 7.25 stitches to 1″ on US size 1 knitting needle.
Yardage: Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn, one skein each of two contrasting colors.

 

Swans Island Cat and Hat  Swans Island Cat and Hat
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
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Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn

 

Another fun way to bring out the colors of Arroyo is the Swans Island Willow Blanket.  I recommend choosing one of the less colorful colorways so that the lovely lace pattern and uniquely textured border can shine.
Size: 15 (21.5, 31.75)” wide by 12.75 (20.75, 28.75)” long.
Gauge: 5.75 sts to 1″ using size US 6 knitting needles.
Yarn: 2 (2, 4) skeins Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn

 

Swans Island Willow Blanket  Swans Island Willow Blanket
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Other suggestions:

Try a new take on the Knitbot Moto Jacket- this super cool sweater/jacket would be so comfortable knit up in Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn.

 

Knitbot Moto Jacket  Knitbot Moto Jacket
Knitbot Moto Jacket - Pattern Download  Knitbot Moto Jacket - Pattern Download

I’d love to see a more colorful version of the Swans Island Sleeping Cedars.  I can just picture those eyelet pine trees peeking out from the variegated colors of this yarn – tonal or multi!

 

Swans Island Sleeping Cedars  Swans Island Sleeping Cedars
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Please be sure to put selected pattern(s) in your shopping cart so we can include them with your order!

Want more? The following Malabrigo books contain projects designed specifically for Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn:

 

 

Malabrigo Book 4  Malabrigo Book 4
Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños  Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños
Malabrigo Book 10 - Rios  Malabrigo Book 10 - Rios
Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario  Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario
Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road  Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road
Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road  Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road

 

Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn Malabrigo Arroyo Yarn

 

 

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