Malabrigo is a favorite yarn many reasons: The amazing colors, reasonable price point, wonderfully soft yet great quality yarns. Malabrigo offers a variety of yarn weights and styles so there is a yarn for every project. As a company, Malabrigo truly cares about our home Planet. They use safe dyes, heat their facility with solar power, use the best super wash treatment available (no harsh chemicals) and raise their own herds. They owners started out tending sheep and their goal was to produce the softest Merino yarn available. They succeeded, and have expanded into mulberry silk and Alpaca . Try one of their yarns for yourself and see why they are so popular! Please buy enough yarn for your project as the hand dyed colors can be hard to match later.
Malabrigo Rios: their most popular yarn, our best selling yarn. This extra soft four ply super wash yarn comes in a rainbow of colors. Suitable for any worsted project, Rios has four plies of Merino wool, to add to its strength and durability. This yarn is even suitable for children's clothing and resists pilling. Rios knits up beautifully on size 6-8 needles at 18-22 stitches per four inches. Machine wash cold,gentle cycle, dry flat, 210 yards per 100 gram skein.
Malabrigo Mecha: A wonderful, Aran weight, single ply,slightly felted, super wash Merino wool yarn. Colors seem to float through this yarn, giving it unusual depth. This yarn is great for many projects, as it knits up "not too heavy". In the South, it’s perfect for winter "coat sweaters" and ponchos. In the North, it's just right to wear all day and stay warm. Use it for everything from clothing to accessories. Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry. 110 yards, knits up at 11-13 stitches per 4 inches on needles size 10-11.
Rasta is Malabrigo's Super Bulky yarn. Made from the same super soft Merino wool as all Malabrigo's yarn, this single ply with a twist is wonderful for bulkier projects.The yarn is slightly felted for a unique feel and ease in handling. Available in a wide range of Malabrigo's signature colors it knits up quickly on size 15 needles. Make those accessories up in an evening! Hand wash (recommended) in cold water, lay flat to dry, 90 yards per 150 gram skein
Arroyo is Malabrigo's sport weight yarn and considered the “little brother or sister” to Rios. This extra soft, three ply super wash Merino wool comes in a beautiful array of colors. There's sure to be one for your project. Perfect for babies wardrobes and children’s clothing , as well as adult garments, scarves and shawls; Arroyo offers easy care. Machine wash cold,gentle cycle, lay flat to dry, 335 yards per 100 gram skein. Knits up at 20-22 stitches per four inches on size 4-6 needles and has great stitch definition.
Sock is Malabrigo's "sock" weight yarn. It is 100% plied Merino wool, and comes in a beautiful range of colors. Sock is great for accessories, especially shawls and scarves; for baby clothes, garments and -of course,socks. It’s also perfect for summer tops and layered sets The yarn knits ups with nice definition and is also great for crochet. When used with larger hooks and needles it blocks out to make wonderful lacy patterns. Machine wash cold,gentle cycle, lay flat to dry. Knits up at 32 stitches to 4 inches on needle sizes 1-3,100 gram skeins have 440 yards.
Worsted is the yarn that started it-Malabrigo's first yarn. It has developed into an amazingly soft single strand of fine Merino wool. Worsted comes in tons of colors and several dye techniques. Like all Malabrigo yarns, it is hand dyed by the kettle method in small batches. Each will be different with its own variations and subtleties. Perfect for any project calling for worsted weight yarn; Worsted can be felted. Worsted knits up on size 7-9 needles at 18 stitches per 4 inches. Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry, 210 yards per 100 gram skein.
Caracol is Malabrigo's most unusual yarn. The texture is thick and thin with an "over netting" giving this yarn a truly unique look. It starts with their super soft merino wool in a single ply, covered with the special binder thread in black or white (usually dyed to match), then dyed in their beautiful colorways; resulting in a yarn that will make a statement on its own. Think simple classic patterns for great results: a scarf, cowl, shawl, hat, sweater with clean lines to show off the yarn. Knits up at 9 stitches to 4 inches on size 15 -17 needles. Machine washable in cold water, lay flat to dry, 90 yards per 150 gram skein.
Malabrigo’s Mechita is a "fingering" weight version of Mecha. We compare it more to sock in weight, as we do not feel it is as thin as many fingering weight yarns. Mechita is a single ply of Merino wool that works up beautifully whether knit or crochet. Use it for shawls, scarves, baby and adult garments. Knits up on size 1-2 needles at 26-30 stitches per 4 inches; we are comfortable using a needle size 3 for garments or even larger needles for a lacy effect. This super wash yarn can be machine washed on cool, gentle cycle, lay flat to dry, 420 yards per 100 gram skein.
Malabrigo's first combo yarn. Dos Tierras means two lands, and the yarn is created by fibers from two lands : Merino wool from Uruguay and Alpaca from Peru. The result is a beautiful ,super-soft, versatile yarn with great drape and amazing stitch definition. It would make lovely cables in a sweater, shawl, even a headband. Done in a DK weight, Dos Tierras knits up on a 5-6 needle at 20-22 stitches per 4 inches. hand wash cold, dry flat, 210 yards in a 100 gram skein.
Mora is Malabrigo’s silk yarn. It is 100% Mulberry silk, plied for extra strength in a fingering weight yarn. Mora comes to you in Malabrigo’s amazing colors and feels wonderful. It’s perfect for accessories and shawls. Knits up at 28-30 stitches per 4 inches on size 1 to 2 needle. Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry. 225 yards per 50 gram skein.