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Malabrigo Yarn and Pattern Giveaway!

Malabrigo was nice enough to send me  a BAG of their newest color Garden Gate to review and do a giveaway. This yarn inspired me to design this.

It´s a Collared Cabled Cowl and a really nice quick knit. I plan on selling it both on Ravelry and on my site here. 
Knitting with this yarn is just amazing. I love how the 100% merino wool feels on my fingers and needles. It is just sooooooo soft. The color is very pretty and a great fall color to keep warm with. I´m looking forward to using this cowl under my wool pea coat. The pattern is knitted with the yarn tripled using the Navajo method where you only need one skein and one strand and you triple it. I will post a video on how this is done as soon as I have the pattern ready to sell on Saturday. This yarn turned out so well tripled with it´s amazing colors coming together. It also worked up really fast on size 15 needles.

While doing my research on Malabrigo yarn on their site I realized how much I have been missing out on. I have only tried their worsted weight 100% merino a lace weight. I had never tried their sock yarn or any of those yummy yarns. They also just started a Super Bulky yarn called Rasta.



Their sock yarn looks pretty nice as well.

I would love to get my hands on this and design something Amazing for my boys and my husband. I just LOVE the colors.

There are so many amazing earth tones which I really love in all the different types of Malabrigo yarn. Now I´m just hoping that Malabrigo Yarns will keep me in mind when they are introducing new yarns. I just LOVE this stuff. 

Tobias at Malabrigo was nice enough to answer some questions for me about how Malabrigo Yarns got their start and what is to come.

How did Malabrigo Yarn get it’s start? Who are the masterminds behind this amazing yarn?

We started a few years ago, we thought there was a market for hand dyed yarns and Antonio (my brother in law) started dyeing yarn in his kitchen.  After that we started selling in the US and people liked the yarn very much so we grew and grew, and are still growing. But of course, we started very small.
Antonio is the mastermind, or dyer Supremo!
How do you get your color and fiber inspiration?
Antonio gets his inspiration from many things, Nature, painters, landscapes. He try to include that in the color name, like Paris Night, SFO sky (San Francisco) or Turner.  As for the fiber, we have only one rule, it has to be the softest available.

Why Uruguayan sheep?

Uruguay has one of the biggest wool supplies in the world, and a very, very good wool in regards of softness-  

Anything that you can clue us in on what to expect to see from you in the near future? Any new and amazing fiber combinations or colors?

We are working on a new Superwash Worsted, expected to be shipped on September, after that, we have several projects in mind. a DK superwash and several blends. Antonio is starting to play with other fibers, so you expect another Malabrigo Cotton in the short time, and some blends with Angora or other natural fibers. 
Now to what you have all been waiting for………………
The giveaway.
OK, what I am offering to you to day is 4 pattern kits to make my cowl. In each kit will be a color print out of my pattern and 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn in the Garden Gate color. 
All you have to do is follow the rules

1. Go to the website and pick what color and type of yarn is your favorite from Malabrigo. Come back and leave a comment with contact info.
2. Become a follower or sign up for my feed via e-mail at the bottom of the page then come back and leave a comment with contact info
3. Tweet about this giveaway with a link to this site and then come back and leave your twitter id.
4. Put up a blog post about this giveaway and come back with the link to it and contact info.

Yes there are 4 chances to win if you follow the rules. Remember that you have to come back and comment for each entry but if you forgot to put contact info then your entry is invalid. If you forgot to add something please delete your first entry before you enter your correction. 
I’m sorry, but you have to live in North America or know someone in North America that is willing to receive this and send it to you, to be eligible to win this prize.
Giveaway will be open til Saturday at midnight.  Winner will be announced on Monday.

If you like to follow my progress on Ravelry and know when there are new giveaways I have a ravelry group called Knitting with Olof

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