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Malabrigo Rasta

Malabrigo Rasta is a super soft, super bulky yarn available in breath-taking colors! We're sure you'll love this as much as all of the other yarns from Malabrigo. Rasta must be touched!  Made in Uruguay.

Note: As with all hand-dyed yarns, colors vary from dye lot to dye lot. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured below, and the skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

Please note: Malabrigo Rasta is produced in dye lots of 5. Any order for more than 5 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
150g/90yd
Gauge:
2-2.5 sts = 1" on US 13-17
Knitting Weight:
Super Bulky
$22.00 hank Discountable
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MalabrigoRasta
 
4.7

(based on 92 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (76)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (82)
  • Knits quickly (74)
  • Nice texture (66)
  • Good weight (58)
  • Dyed evenly (23)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (63)
  • Hats (45)
  • Sweaters (17)
  • Felting (11)
  • Gloves (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (55), Artist (22), Parent (13), Novice (10), Collector (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (71), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

merino nirvana

wow I LOVE this yarn .If I could afford it, I would make everything from here on out from this yarn. So soft and thick and the depth of the colors-- I...Read complete review

wow I LOVE this yarn .If I could afford it, I would make everything from here on out from this yarn. So soft and thick and the depth of the colors-- I got piedras and its amazing the range of colors within it, all the shades and speckled tones of ripening fruit. It doesnt fray or shed like some single ply supers you can even pull out and reknit several times and no shedding or fuzzies AT ALL, stays smooth and shiny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

The past few times I've bought Rasta here the colors were so faded. Not at all like the picture. I love the yarn. It's my favorite. I've bought the same yarn at other...Read complete review

The past few times I've bought Rasta here the colors were so faded. Not at all like the picture. I love the yarn. It's my favorite. I've bought the same yarn at other stores and the colors are much more vibrant.

Reviewed by 92 customers

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5.0

beautiful yarn

By handweaver

from Austin, TX

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gorgeous Color
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

      This made a beautiful throw.

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      5.0

      awesome

      By jina

      from boston, ma

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

        a wonderful, soft, yummy yarn to curl up with

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Delicious!

        By donyavox

        from North Vancouver, BC

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

          Delicious to knit. Some variation in colouration, alternate with two balls to avoid pooling.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By L

          from New York

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

              I made the Polar Vortex cowl pattern from Ravelry. I made mine smaller than the pattern calls for because I wanted this super plush soft yarn closer to my neck.

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              5.0

              Soft and Luxurious

              By Erin the Librarian

              from Michigan

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Cowl

                Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                I used this to knit an Outlandish Cowl for a friend. She loves it!!!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                I have bought this product many many times....

                By ldconn

                from Colorado

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                  I made hats and matching scarves for family Christmas presents with this yarn - 10 sets to be exact. Love the colors, weight, softness of this product. Only drawback - it is so popular that I have been back ordered for over a month on one color set.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Rasta Rocks

                  By Goodie

                  from San Jose

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                    I made cowls for my friends and family - they are my Cowl Girls

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Arco Iris Malabrigo Rasta bulky merino yarn

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                    By farmer frances

                    from Oakhurst, TX

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Deliciously Soft And Warm
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                    The multicolors of the Arco Iris go with so many colors it can be worn with almost any top or blouse or shirt or sweater or coat. I made scarves for the whole family and their favorites were what I made with the multicolor, chunky Arco Iris. The merino wool was so soft against the skin and so warm. I will order this again and again. I bought a large order and had to be careful to keep the groups of yarn in their 5 skein lots to keep the colors exact, but this was a big success!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful yarn

                    By Knits with cats

                    from Syracuse, NY

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Darn Knit Hat As Gift
                      • Hats

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                      Great price and oh so beautiful colors. Knits up very quickly to produce a very classy item. It's surprising how far one skein goes. I am planning on making more Darn Knit hats in the Rasta for myself and as gifts. Makes for a very productive evening.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      beautiful blend of colors

                      By dawn

                      from New Jersey

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nicely Dyed

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Heavy Garment

                        Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                        Loved the wool made an Einstein Coat thst everyone raves about!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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