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4.5

Malabrigo Rios

Malabrigo Rios takes the incredible softness of Malabrigo's yarns and makes it machine washable! This plied yarn comes in rich, beautiful colors, and you won't have to worry about felting.

Please note: Malabrigo Rios is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

Content:
100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Gentle Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
3.5oz/210yds
Gauge:
4.5-5.5sts = 1" on US 6-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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MalabrigoRios
 
4.5

(based on 89 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (72)
  • Soft (67)
  • Nice texture (66)
  • Machine washable (50)
  • Knits quickly (46)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (56)
    • Sweaters (54)
    • Hats (48)
    • Gloves (25)
    • Socks (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (56), Artist (15), Parent (14), Collector (10), Novice (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (66), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One of my favorite yarns to knit with

    I knit a sweater out of this yarn earlier this year. Oh. my. goodness. SO SOFT! And a gorgeous sheen. My swatch washed just fine and so did my sweater. I...Read complete review

    I knit a sweater out of this yarn earlier this year. Oh. my. goodness. SO SOFT! And a gorgeous sheen. My swatch washed just fine and so did my sweater. I get compliments on it pretty much whenever I wear it.

    One thing that was NOT nice: Winding the skeins. All 6 were tangled and 4 or 5 of them had knotted breaks. It took forever to wind and russian join them.

    You know what, though? I totally plan on buying it again. It was worth the hassle of the winding in order to enjoy the loveliness of the knitting and the amazing softness of the FO. I love love love this yarn. One of my favorites to date.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Overprocessed

    I had high hopes for this yarn -- it is Malabrigo -- but am disappointed overall. It feels like it's been overprocessed if that makes sense (think overprocessed hair). The two hanks...Read complete review

    I had high hopes for this yarn -- it is Malabrigo -- but am disappointed overall. It feels like it's been overprocessed if that makes sense (think overprocessed hair). The two hanks I ordered took over an hour to wind because they were so tangled. The yarn doesn't have any body or sheen at all. Knitted fabric is nice at first but my washed swatch had no life to it. It's like this was a fine wool but all the life has been taken out of it.

    Reviewed by 89 customers

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    5.0

    Made Best Dog Sweater

    By None

    from Ocean City, MD

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        I made the best dog sweater with this yarn. It has held up very nicely for over a month now and my dog just loves this sweater. There is no itchiness or roughness and it shows the stitch pattern very well even though it was a dark purple color.

        Service and delivery comments:

        got the package within 5 days in excellent condition. Didn't need any support, but in past Webs has been awesome combining orders for me when I requested it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Reliably lovely

        By fibergal

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Like Butter
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I barely had time to be miffed that this was on backorder before it appeared at my door! Great service, Webs!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          I would like to use this for everything

          By nana 18

          from Athens Georgia

          About Me An Addict Of Web's, Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Beautiful colors
          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          Delivery is always timely--

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          3.0

          disappointment with a previously succes

          By Bammy

          from bronxville NY

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • As I Knit
          • Dye Comes Off On My Hands

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I have used this yarn and the color several times. This is the first time I have had a dye problem with my hand becoming completely black and the need to use a strong laundry soap to clean them

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Gorgeous color

          By Durb

          from Northfield, MA

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          So far I've made a baby sweater.
          Easy to knit.
          Color rich.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          A dream to work with.

          By Newlondonbrat

          from Connecticut

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

              I made my daughter a owl capelet with this and the colors look fantastic. The yarn was a dream to work with so soft and warm.

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Lovely yarn!

              By Should stick to Quilting

              from South Carolina upstate

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

              • Expensive For A Novice

              Best Uses

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                I bought this because I made a hat using this yarn last year, and I didn't have quite enough to make a matching scarf. It is very nice to knit with. I am not a very good knitter, though, so I will probably not pay this much for yarn again any time soon!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                1.0

                Beware of black Rios! Black dye not set!

                By Crispy Knitter

                from Ft.Smith, AR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                    This black yarn came off on my hands and clothing even after knitting a short while. I went ahead and finished the hat and washed it 4 times. It still left black dye where I put it out to dry. The feel and texture is great. I wonder if the black dye didn't get "set".

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Malabrigo obsessed

                    By Kootenaychick

                    from Vallican, BC CANADA

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                      Makes super soft, cozy garments. LOVE the colours. Due to the soft drape of this yarn, for garments, I would knit it on a slightly smaller needle than your pattern requires to have a bit firmer fabric.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful dye!

                      By Leah the Janeite

                      from New York, New York

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                          I'm a bit of a beginner, but I've had enough of acrylic, so I bought two skeins of this to make a scarf for my boyfriend. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL dye. I would wear it myself if I had bought more!

                          I don't know enough about quality of wool/yarn to say anything about that, but there were 3 times where the yarn was puffed up, and I had to cut it out and restart the row with the cutoff. Not sure if this is normal for all wool yarns? But it was a little annoying.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Delivery was prompt, arrived in good condition.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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