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Featured: Silky Merino by Malabrigo + New woven scarf pattern!

Featured item: Malabrigo Silky Merino

Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn is a luxurious blend of silk and merino that is every bit as soft as it looks. The silk adds just enough heaviness to this DK weight single ply to give finished shawls and other pieces maximum drape with just a touch of silky sheen.  Silky Merino is a favorite choice for knitted shawls and other accessories, but did you know it’s also great for weaving?  Read on to check out our new Block After Block Woven Scarf, an easy and approachable project for weavers of all levels.

 

Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn
Block After Block Woven Scarf  Block After Block Woven Scarf

Regular Price: $12.95

Yarn: 50% Silk, 50% Merino. Hand wash gently in cold water, lay flat to dry. 150 yards/50 gram skein.

Gauge: 5.25-5.5 stitches per inch on US size 5-6 knitting needles; 3-4 stitches per inch on size I-9 crochet hook.

Recommendations:

Emily’s new Block After Block Woven Scarf is a super fun way to let the kettle-dyed colors of Malabrigo sing!  Choose two colors of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn for a beautiful wide plaid scarf that drapes like a dream. You can make this simple plain weave scarf on a rigid heddle, 2-shaft or 4-shaft loom – you just need a weaving width of at least 12.5″ and a reed capable of 8 EPI.

 

Block After Block Woven Scarf  Block After Block Woven Scarf
Block After Block Woven Scarf - Pattern Download  Block After Block Woven Scarf - Pattern Download

Size: Approximately 11.25″ wide by 52.5″ long, plus 6″ fringe.
Sett: 8 EPI    PPI: 8-9 PPI
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn
Color A: 2 skeins (shown in Zarzamora, our color 8630)
Color B: 2 skeins (shown in LondonSky, our color 4180)

 

Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

A longtime favorite here at the shop, the Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight are a fun excuse to grab a skein of your favorite colorway.  These mitts are worked in the round on double pointed needles, with an “afterthought” thumb.  This project goes by fast, making it great for a quick fix or last minute gift.
Size: Fits 6″ to 9″ hand circumference.
Gauge: 6 stitches to 1″ on US size 4 knitting needles.
Yardage: 1 skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

 

Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight  Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight
Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight - Pattern download  Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight - Pattern download
Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

 

Our Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern is another one-skein project that uses Silky Merino.  Like the Endless Ruby mitts above, these are worked in the round on double-pointed needles with an afterthought thumb. The Little Arrowhead Lace pattern on the tops of these mitts is lovely in tonal or variegated colorways.
Size: Fits 6″ to 9″ hand circumference.
Gauge: 6 stitches to 1″ on US size 4 knitting needles.
Yardage: 1 skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn (we used LondonSky, our color 4180)

 

Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern  Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern
Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern Download  Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern Download
Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

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 Silky Merino Yarn:

 

Malabrigo Book 3  Malabrigo Book 3
Malabrigo Book 4  Malabrigo Book 4
Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road  Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road

 

Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn

 

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