If you’re just joining us – it’s Malabrigo March! You can read more about it here, or just dive right in to this week’s specials!
Silky Merino & Sock – on sale this week!
It’s just about springtime, and I’ve been getting into spring knitting mode. For me, that means pretty lace and openwork patterns inspired by the anticipated growth of new leaves and flowers that this season heralds. Two yarns that are perfect for showing off fancy stitchin’ are Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn and Malabrigo Sock Yarn.
Not quite ready to ditch my sweaters, I’m still on the hunt for smaller projects that will fend off the chill until it’s time to get out the linen and cotton. Enter: the Cupid's Victim Mitts Pattern. These mitts are made from one skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn, and feature a surprisingly simple afterthought thumb. With the Little Arrowhead lace pattern opening up the back of the hand, they were designed specifically with spring in mind.
There’s also the Endless Ruby Mitts - DK/Light Weight pattern, which is always a popular one here at Halcyon. Also knit with one skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn, these mitts are a nice alternative if you aren’t keen on knitting lace.
For more ideas, you can go straight to the source: Malabrigo Book 3 has the Branching Lace Kimono (shown below), which I can imagine would feel just as luxurious as it is lovely.
But then there’s the cover project from Malabrigo Book 4, which would be a very welcome addition to my own shawl/wrap collection.
But what about Malabrigo Sock Yarn? Don’t be mislead by the name- this yarn works for way more than just socks. Sock actually knits to a comparable gauge as Malabrigo Lace Yarn, so it can definitely be considered for projects such as the new Pressure Drop Infinity Scarf Pattern, or even the Twist Collective Printed Pattern Celosia Camisole in Gemstone Silk 2/5. Ok, that one would be really cool.
Malabrigo Book 3 has a few patterns in Sock that I’m rather fond of, and you can click here to check those out in a previous blog post of mine. But then there’s the Leaf Border Hooded Jacket, shown below:
Ok, seriously. How sweet is that jacket? And we actually carry the colorway this was photographed in- it’s called “Impressionist Sky”.
If, like us, you’re a fan of Ann Budd (and who isn’t?), the Sock is a favorite choice for her Take-Two Skirt. We’ll be hosting Ann again here at the store later this spring. Ann will be teaching two classes, A Skirt For All Seasons, and Steeks and Zippers – more details here.
No matter what you decide to make with these two yarns, you can rest assured that it will be beautiful.
Make sure to pick up your favorite colors in Silky Merino and Sock while they’re on sale for 10% off, from now until next Thursday, March 16th!
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