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Featured FOs: Scalloped Shawls

Continuing with the Featured Finished Objects (FOs) series, today I have a few lovely Scalloped Shawls to share with you. This shawl pattern is featured on the cover of Malabrigo Book Three.

The first version is a breath of fresh air, knit by Emily (emmylou on Ravelry).

(C) emmylou via FlickrEmily's scalloped shawl is so perfect for spring - it's knit up using Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Arlene's Purples colorway.

(C) emmylou via FlickrSeriously - that blue sky makes me want to jump out the window of my office building. Right. Now. I can just feel the sunshine and gently breeze in this photo. Emily doesn't have a blog, but you can follow her on Twitter.

The second version is knit by jostrong in one of my favorite yarns - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (Olivia colorway).

© jostrong via RavelryThis colorway is gorgeous - jostrong's daughter said it reminds her of a banana that is beginning to ripen. Perfect!

© jostrong via RavelryI really love how the stockinette stitch bells out into the scalloped edging. It just seems so organic.

© jostrong via RavelryThis shot is just so gorgeous! I need to invest in some Madelinetosh Tosk DK Merino stat!

Thanks to both emmylou and jostrong for letting me feature your beautiful FOs!




Where are they now? Malabrigo Book Three Design Samples

Full disclosure: I've been a naughty Knitting & Crochet Blog Week participant! Having not posted this yesterday, I am going to post twice today to make up for it! :)

Whatever happened to your __________? Write about the fate of a past knitting project. 

My design samples for Malabrigo Book Three have amassed more miles than I have!

Rasta Neckwarmer

Their journey began in Uruguay as wool on sheep, then they journeyed to the mill where they were processed and skeined. The skeins then traveled to the folks at Malabrigo, where they were lovingly kettle dyed to perfection.

Then the yarns were shipped to me in Chicago, and I wound them into balls, swatched with them, created my designs, and finally, knit them into the samples seen in Book Three.

The finished samples then made their way to California along with the patterns for some tech editing.


Scalloped Shawl - Silky VersionGwen, the tech editor, then sent the samples back to Uruguay, where they were styled and photographed for the book.

Scalloped Shawl - Sock Version

Soon the samples will be shipped around the world, making their way to yarn shops for trunk shows, and to events like Stitches and TNNA.

These samples have traveled more than me! I've only visited California once - and I don't even have a passport!

It does make me happy that so many people will get to see and touch the actual pieces from the book, which were lovingly handknit by me in my tiny Chicago apartment.


Featured FO: Rasta Neckwarmer by h82purl

i really enjoy discovering the beautiful finished pieces knit from my patterns. today i'm sharing Rose's (h82purl on Ravelry) Rasta Neckwarmer.

by h82purl

her version is knit using Malabrigo Rasta in Piedras (the same colorway as the piece from Book 3). isn't her photography great? she really captured the beautiful essence of the yarn.

by h82purland great buttons! this makes me ready for springtime, sunshine and flowers :)


Giveaway - Malabrigo Book Three

Hi All! I'd like to kick off the third month of my website by giving away a copy of the fabled Malabrigo Book Three. You can check out most of the designs in the Book Three preview.

WINNER: Commenter #3 - Sam (mercourier) - see details in the update post below.

In order to win, you must

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2) Leave a comment on this post with your contact info

I will then run a random number generator using your post numbers to determine the winner.

This giveaway will last until Friday, Jan 21, 11:59pm CST, with the winner announced on Saturday around midday.

Good luck!

Check out the Malabrigo Book Three patterns on Ravelry.


Rasta Neckwarmers - Featured Finished Projects!

It's so great to see the finished projects of the Rasta Neckwarmer from knitters on Ravelry! Here are a few recent FO's:

by GKreitman by knitpurlloveby sheriverby GreenCraftyGirl

The colors are so great. I just love this yarn!