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Featured: Sock by Malabrigo + New legwarmer pattern!

Featured: Sock by Malabrigo

Despite its name, Malabrigo Sock Yarn is so much more than just a sock yarn. This sock/fingering weight superwash is snugly plied, which gives it strength and excellent stitch definition.  Finished projects hold their shape really well with this yarn, making it great for shawls and lightweight garments – especially when fancy stitches are involved.  Of course, thanks to the beautiful kettle dyed goodness of Malabrigo’s yarn, even the simplest of stitches or weave patterns will be just as eye-catching. See more details below…

 

Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Regular Price: $19.25

Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino. Machine wash gentle cycle, lay flat to dry. 440 yards/100 gram skein.

Gauge: 8 stitches per inch on US size 1-3 knitting needles.

Recommendations:

 

One skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn is all you need to make a pair of these easy, charming Pipeline Legwarmers, with enough yarn left over for you to make them a little bit longer if so desired.  These are worked in the round (I used double-pointed needles) and the spiral stitch pattern is a simple repeat that is easy to memorize.  These look great with just about any outfit, a believe me I tried them out with many different ensembles.  From casual to a little more dressy, boots to sneakers, pulled up or scrunched down, these legwarmers are so cute!
Size: One size.
Gauge: 30 sts and 31.5 rows to 4″ in spiral stitch pattern, using size US 4 knitting needles.
Yardage: One skein Malabrigo Sock Yarn, or approximately 400-440 yards sock weight yarn.

 

Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn
Pipeline Legwarmers  Pipeline Legwarmers
Pipeline Legwarmers - Pattern Download  Pipeline Legwarmers - Pattern Download
Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Another project on my never ending list of things I want to make is the Sweet Jane Tank Pattern, specifically using Malabrigo Sock Yarn.  I’d love to see how the variation – tonal or multicolored – works up with the bias shaping of this simple tank. 
Size: 33 (37, 41, 49, 53, 57, 61)” bust
Gauge: 6 stitches to 1″ on US size 4 knitting needle.
Yardage: 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) skeins Malabrigo Sock Yarn, or 525(602, 683, 767, 853, 943, 1036, 1,131 yards) fingering or sock weight yarn.

 

Sweet Jane Tank Pattern  Sweet Jane Tank Pattern
Sweet Jane Tank - Pattern Download  Sweet Jane Tank - Pattern Download
Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn

Other suggestions:

The Fisherman T-Shirt Pullover Sweater for Baby is another fun way to use this sturdy, soft superwash yarn.  This adorable little sweater has buttons at the shoulders for easy wardrobe changes.  Sized for 6 (12, 18) months, all you need is 1 (1, 2) skeins of [item=188, yarn]!

 

Fisherman T-Shirt Pullover Sweater for Baby  Fisherman T-Shirt Pullover Sweater for Baby

Are you a charity knitter?  You might want to check out our Baby's First Hat - Fingering Weight.  This hat only uses around 130 yards, making it great for sock weight left overs (just make sure they’re soft and washable!).  If you’re looking to power out a handful of hats for donation, you can make three of these hats from one skein of Malabrigo Sock Yarn.

 

Baby's First Hat - Fingering Weight  Baby's First Hat - Fingering Weight
Baby's First Hat - Fingering Weight - Pattern download  Baby's First Hat - Fingering Weight - Pattern download

Malabrigo Sock Yarn is a wonderful choice for shawls.  You can find plenty of shawls to choose from in Sock - Yarn Shawls and in Sock-Yarn Shawls II - 16 Patterns for Lace Knitting.  For more accessory projects in this weight, author Jen Lucas also gives us Sock-Yarn Accessories - 20 Knitted Designs with Style and Savvy.

 

Sock - Yarn Shawls  Sock - Yarn Shawls
Sock-Yarn Shawls II - 16 Patterns for Lace Knitting  Sock-Yarn Shawls II - 16 Patterns for Lace Knitting
Sock-Yarn Accessories - 20 Knitted Designs with Style and Savvy  Sock-Yarn Accessories - 20 Knitted Designs with Style and Savvy

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 Sock Yarn:

 

Malabrigo Book 3  Malabrigo Book 3
Malabrigo Book 4  Malabrigo Book 4
Malabrigo Book 5 - In Soho  Malabrigo Book 5 - In Soho
Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños  Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños
Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario  Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario

 

Malabrigo Sock Yarn Malabrigo Sock Yarn


 

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