Tag Archives: Malabrigo Rastita


I started making this set in May I think. It was this design or Rama Lama that would be published as a part of Malabrigo Quickies. When Rama Lama got me playing with colors Parentheses went on hold for some time. Thankfully for not too long.

The set is designed with 2 skeins of Malabrigo Rastita in mind, but you can make it with any light DK yarn. It’s wonderfully textured and should work very well with solid or semisolid yarns.

Parentheses is a 2-piece accessory set featuring Parenthetical Rib.
Parentheses Hat is a seamless slouchy worked in the round. The hat begins with long 1×1 rib followed by the Parenthetical Rib pattern through body and crown.

A seamless Parentheses Loop is knitted flat back and forth, beginning with a provisional cast-on. Once you have worked the required length you will join the loop with Kitchener stitch or 3-needle BO.  Both items are completely reversible.

To celebrate Xmas this pattern is 25% off till Dec 15th. No code needed.

Happy knitting!

November light

Have you also noticed how hard it is to take nice pictures in November light? Well, it’s definitelly hard for me, mostly logistically. When I see the smallest beams of sunshine, I’m generally alone with kids. Taking modelled pics of my knitwear designs is a big problem then. You can imagine a tripod, two little ones and me in a fancy cardigan running after them :-) Hilarious.

Yesterday we tried to take some pics of my new cardigan design. Immediately when a little bit of sunshine appeared we jumped into the car with all our photo gear to take some shots. It was terribly windy and the light was still not fantastic, so I’ll probably retake them. Here’s a small sneak peek :-)

The design is already in testing so it should go live pretty soon.

In the meantime I also made two hats and an infinity loop. The first one was made in beautiful Madelinetosh Erin Heritage Wool in my favorite shade of yellow from that dyer – candlewick. If you’re wondering what kind of a hat I have for you, think cables, think slouchy, think pompom. The hat came our so warm and cozy – it will be perfect for upcoming winter.

However, since there is still no snow in here I’m trying to keep myself warm with Rastita. Oh man, have you ever touched that yarn? It’s like the softest down you can imagine. I cast on for this design when I was working on Malabrigo Quickies. It was this or Rama Lama that was going to be published as a part of the Malabrigo project. I’m so happy I’ve finally finished it. I’ll share more with you about that design very soon!

Some projects have finished and some are just about to start… I just need to pick the best yarn. The decision is tough: my heart says gray and my brain says red. Need to decide fast as this collaboration is supposed to go live very soon too :-)

Have a great week!
Happy knitting, Justyna