What would you do with 2 skeins of Malabrigo?

Tell me, what would you do with the two skeins of Malabrigo yarn if you won this month’s GIVEAWAY?

I have made several projects with just a few skeins of this luxurious yarn. Maybe I should share them with you again to get you thinking…

The first time I used Malabrigo, it was for my hubby, Richard. I bought two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted in Tortuga.
Malabrigo Tortuga

Just two skeins gave me three wonderful projcets – Jacques Cousteau Hat, Ken Gloves and Cigar Gloves. The gloves don’t fit but I can hardly blame the yarn but the hat gets two big thumbs up from Mr Picky.

So now that I have road tested Malabrigo yarn and fallen in love with it, I quickly searched for a project for myself. With four skeins of Malabrigo Wosted in American Beauty, I knitted my first cardigan and my first giveaway prize. :)
Malabrigo American Beauty

I even had enough to make a baby hat for Jolene‘s son and crochet hearts (in the last photograph below) for my lovely family back in Singapore.

And when a dear friend lost a loved one and wanted a handknitted scarf, I can only think of making it with Malabrigo Lace. She picked Alpine Pearl and, like me, fell in love with the Muir shawl I made for her.
Malabrigo Alpine Pearl

With less than a skein leftover, a Baktus scarf was soon knitted and is the most worn scarf I own.

But if you have children, not cats, they shouldn’t miss out on being comforted by ultra soft jumpers handknitted with Malabrigo, of course.
Malabrigo Saphire Green & Oceanos
Mossy Baby Sweater by Jolene and knitted in Malabrigo Worsted Saphire Green and Oceanos. Free pattern available here: www.inoriz.com/2009/10/19/mossy/

Need more convincing or mental probing?

Really!? Hmm… tough audience…

Ok if this doesn’t get your brain juices flowing, I don’t know what will. Here are my top 20 favourite Malabrigo projects around Flickr.
My Top 20 Fav Malabrigo Projects Around Flickr
1. Spiraled, 2. Annabelle’s Butterfly, 3. wavy scarf, 4. yellow + purple, 5. Crochet Hearts, 6. Pompom Thorpe Hat, 7. Shetland Triangle, 8. My So Called Scarf, 9. Annette’s Swing Coat, 10. Two tone back view., 11. Star Crossed Slouchy Beret (on Jamie!), 12. www.flickr.com/photos/throughtheloops/1052416247/, 13. koolhaas 2, 14. just enough ruffle, 15. Dolores Park Cowl, 16. Aestlight, 17. Retro Redux Shrug5, 18. Collapsed with Scarf, 19. Maude Louise, 20. cozy

So tell me. What will you do if you won 2 skeins of Malabrigo yarn of your choice?

P.S. GIVEAWAY now on!

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23 Responses to “What would you do with 2 skeins of Malabrigo?”

  1. Wanett says:

    I know exactly what I would do, make another Just Enough Ruffles scarf.
    I love mine, but it has stretched from wear.

  2. Linda says:

    Salihan you are so clever that cardigan is just gorgeous and the colour, love the colour. I would have a go at making the Baktus scarf or at least i will get my mum to have a go.
    Linda
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..The Story of Humphrey =-.

  3. SecretAgent says:

    Ishbel, Ishbel, Ishbel! *grins* I have been drooling over that pattern for WAY too long!
    .-= SecretAgent´s last blog ..Salihan is giving away MALABRIGO! =-.

  4. It looks like a truly lovely yarn! All of those projects looks simply delicious!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright
    .-= Miss Eyebright´s last blog ..Rusty Baking Pans? No Problem! =-.

  5. sukigirl says:

    Hi Salihan…I would love to make a sweater to wrap me up in and keep me warm. But I’m not experienced enough yet for that so I think I would make some Owlings fingerless gloves… I’ve had them queued on Ravelry since April.
    Take care….suki
    .-= sukigirl´s last blog ..How I came to love tea and their cosies =-.

  6. Jennifer says:

    If I won, I would make two Dark Side Cowls for Christmas presents.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/3240433892/
    Though it would be really hard to part with such yummy yarn.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog .."What do you think I voted for at Omaha Beach?" =-.

  7. marianne says:

    if I won, I’d try to make a lightweight sweater with two skeins of sock yarn.

  8. Tere says:

    Ahhh, I would crochet beanies for my husbands head…. as winter is coming in quick to California this year. and it is going to be cold this year!
    .-= Tere´s last blog ..A New Beginning….. Let’s start off with a favorite recipe of mine. =-.

  9. Fie says:

    I am a very bad knitter and have given away every pair of socks I’ve made. This time around I want to make knee high socks and keep them and love them forever and pet them and call them George.
    .-= Fie´s last blog ..Så så man lige mig være stolt som en pave =-.

  10. Darja says:

    I love the hat you made for your darling.

    If I won 2 skeins of Malabrigo sockyarn, I would really like to make my first design (shawl or scarf) with some luxury yarn and try to publish it on Ravelry.
    .-= Darja´s last blog ..Malabrigo yarn giveaway =-.

  11. Cherry says:

    If I win these 2 skeins of Malabrigo yarns for me mum, she would make it into some yummy scarves. She knits around 4 to 5 scarves in various sort of yarns every winter! :D
    I will suggest that she knits for herself this time, she loves silk!

  12. Josie says:

    I have wished for Malabrigo Lace. So, I will be making a large rectangular lacy stole out of it! :-) Thank you for asking!
    .-= Josie´s last blog ..Yarn and kisses Malabrigo Giveaway! =-.

  13. Jayne says:

    I would make myself something lacy and luscious with the yarn, and will not under any circumstances give the finished item away, no matter how they beg and plead.

  14. Dehbi says:

    I love your blog and your beautifully knitted projects. Well done! If I won/win the giveaway, I will make cowls (one each, for two of my aunts).
    .-= Dehbi´s last blog ..Post-visit to Gogo Heaven =-.

  15. Jessica says:

    Oh, if I should win, I’d choose the Malabrigo sock, and knit a lovely shawl with it, probably one of Anne Hanson’s beautiful designs!

  16. Lisa says:

    I would make either a scarf and fingerless gloves or a vest and would keep the finished item(s) for myself for a change. I’ve never actually made anything just for me. I always make things to give as gifts or for my son or daughter. Not that I mind doing that! I just think its time I made something for me too :)

  17. Valerie says:

    I would make a lovely cowl and some lovely socks!

  18. Mokihana says:

    If I had two skeins of that fabulous yarn I’d make the “Give a Hoot” mittens, the “Star-Crossed Beret”, and the “Jacques Cousteau Hat”. I love all three of those patterns. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    .-= Mokihana´s last blog ..Da Mystery Road Trip, Day Five, Part Two =-.

  19. Susan says:

    If I were to win 2 skeins of Malabrigo sock yarn in Agua, I would knit the Traveling Woman shawl and a Baktus.

  20. Ruth says:

    You’ve made some very nice things with your Mal! I want to win Silky Merino, and make another lacy scarf. The two I made with it last year have the most favs of my Rav projects and I gave them both away!
    .-= Ruth´s last blog ..New Tea Blend! =-.

  21. K says:

    I’ve got my eye on a vest for myself. What a great giveaway.
    .-= K´s last blog ..Is it just my imagination… =-.

  22. Michelle says:

    Hi Salihan,

    I just wanted to say that my yarn came in the mail and I love it! Thanks so much. Your new giveaway is lovely too, but I would just feel greedy if I tried to win this one too! Good luck to everyone!

  23. Typy says:

    It is always so nice to see my designs knitted, but here you have so tempting patterns that I decided to start following your blog.

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