photo by the wonderful Jeff Roland
This week's Malabrigo Quickie is one of my designs!
Ochos Locos can be worn as either a scarf or belt, and the super-bulky Aquarella works up super-fast.
I loved working with this yarn. It's so many of my favorite things: hand-dyed wool, thick-and-thin, fair trade . . . and gorgeous! The colors are amazing and I had a hard time choosing between them.
I settled on Indy which is described as "Brownish Golden Yellow, Greens, Wet Blues and Violets." Sounds like a walk through the forest after a good rain. The mix of colors looks like watercolors, blending beautifully and flowing into one another. Garter stitch enhances the blending.
Ochos Locos is written to use two balls of yarn at the same time, so you could easily use two different colors. The pattern includes special two-color instructions, as well as variations for rounder holes and longer holes. I had so much fun with this pattern, I couldn't resist cooking up alternate versions.
Thanks to Alex at Malabrigo for yarn support, and Jeff for photography.
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