Hello all! Wow! Has it really been over a month since I posted? It’s been a busy month, that’s for sure. The blog is always on the “list of things to do”, but it always seems to be the very last thing and I never seem to get to the very last thing on my list. I must move it up on the priority list! One of the things I’ve been working on is today’s release!
Malabrigo is a fantastic company. Earlier this year, I did an interview on the Malabrigo website telling everyone just how much I love them. Recently, they added a fun new feature. Approximately every two weeks, there is a release for a “quick” pattern done in Malabrigo Yarn. The feature is called, Malabrigo Quickies! This week, my pattern is the new “Quickie”.
The sideways shawlette/scarf is knit up in Malabrigo’s sportweight yarn, Arroyo. It comes in two different sizes A shorter/wider and long/skinny version. This bias knit shawl/scarf knits up super fast and each one takes less than a full skein making it a great project for those single skeins that some of us seem to buy impulsively (not that I ever do that).
Generally, when I choose a name for a project, I use the project as inspiration. This time, though, it was the colorway. I used Arco Iris. Arco Iris is a variegated colorway. It is gorgeous and can vary a lot due to the hand dyed nature of the colorway. I have always thought it was one of the loveliest of variegated colorways. I wanted to find a way to use this colorway to it’s fullest advantage. That’s why I chose a garter body. Pairing that with the bias construction, you can virtually eliminate odd pooling. The knitted fabric made me think of Monet’s The rose-way at Giverny by Monet. So, that is what I decided to call it, The Roseway.
Both versions can be worn a variety of ways: bandana style, wrapped several times, or worn over the shoulders.
I hope you like it! Stop by the Malabrigo Junkies for the official Malabrigo Quickies thread on Ravelry to see all the Malabrigo Quickie releases. Also, stop by my group and post in our chit chat thread. We’d love to see you! At the end of the month, I pick one random chatter to receive a free pattern.
I will try to make more time for my blog. I really should. I am always happy after I post:)