After a long time ‘secret’ experimenting and testing (thank you, my lovely testers to be so patient and keep it secret) the e-book: almonds and stripes is been published in MFPP (Malabrigo Freelance Patterns Program, a series of independent designers who work with Malabrigo Yarns) Check the Malabrigo blog
Almonds and stripes features 4 patterns, all based on a basic almond shape and with stripes. All 4 are worked top down and seamless in 1 piece with little or no sewing to do.
Almonds and stripes cardigan (1)
The almonds and stripes cardigan in Malabrigo Arroyo is worked back and forth, with faux seams at the fronts, back and the shoulders. Increases are worked next to the faux seams to shape the shoulder and make the sleeve inset invisible (yes, really invisible)
I really love to work with this yarn and the colors are absolutely gorgeous: here colorway Azules and Marte)
This cardigan is completely reversible. You can choose the knit- or the purlside as your favorite right side. The pockets are formed by folding back the extra fabric at the bottom.
Almond tee (2)
Almond tee (also in Arroyo, colorway Volcan and Reflecting Pool) is a pullover with a very unusual construction.
It is worked seamlessly in one piece, in the round from the shouldertop downwards and sideways in the same manner as her sisters: amandine cardigan and amande cardigan and tee.
It is preferable to work with two different colors, but one semisolid kettledyed yarn would work well also, Anything that shows off the unique construction.
Stitches are picked up to work the hidden pockets that follow the diagonal line of the top.
Can be worn with no ease (modeled) or with a little positive ease.
And a few more pics ;-)
Almond pullover (3)
Almond pullover in Rios (colorway Glitter) starts in the same way as the Almond tee.
Also seamless, in the round and from the shouldertop downwards and sideways. I made the sample in one color, because the variegated yarn shows the construction in a little more subtle way. It could also be knit in 2 color striping.
Stitches are picked to work the large garter stitch collar that can be worn open or closed with a row of small buttons.
Intended to be worn with no ease or some negative ease.
Another one in a different yarn:
and a striped Almond pullover with a little positive ease
Almonds in space (4)
Almonds in space: in Malabrigo Sock: an oversized boxi-type pullover but with a different construction.
It features faux-seams on the shoulders and arms to shape the body. Increases are made next to the faux seams to give its shape.
The almonds in a contrasting color are shaped by working short rows.
The back is longer than the front for a relaxed look.
A few more …
And in another color