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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.

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 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
$14.40 hank Discountable
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MalabrigoRios
 
4.7

(based on 165 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (122)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (128)
  • Nice texture (128)
  • Soft (128)
  • Knits quickly (82)
  • Machine washable (80)

Cons

  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (105)
  • Sweaters (100)
  • Hats (93)
  • Gloves (47)
  • Socks (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (105), Artist (31), Parent (22), Collector (21), Novice (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (133), Yes (18)

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 165 customers

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5.0

Beautiful yarn!

By Kevon

from Rocky point nc

Verified Buyer

Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

Wonderful for any project

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

The most beautiful yarn

By Anita

from Paducah, Kentucky

About Me Retired

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Colors
  • Good Stitch Definition
  • Soft
  • Subtle Color Changes
  • Wonderful Hand

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters
    • Vests

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    I love hand painted yarns that have subtle, flowing color changes. This is the most beautiful and exciting yarn I have ever used. Since knitting the first hat in Primavera, I have purchased four more colors. I want them all!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome yarn

    By Yarnie Gal

    from Menomonee Falls, WI

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    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    Love malabrigo and can't wait to knit this one up!!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Scrumptous

    By Gailie

    from Newtown, CT

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Rich Color
    • Soft
    • True To Gauge

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      I made a shawlette that called for different brand of yarn-despite that this yarn made a beautiful product true to gauge and worked beautifully with the pattern.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Using for a blanket

      By KGolden

      from PA

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Fix
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blanket
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        I've been using this for a lap blanket and I love the fact that it knits up so quickly. The colors are great, same as any other malabrigo I've had, and the fact that the skeins aren't always exactly the same is what draws me to malabrigo. I appreciate that it's machine washable for this particular project.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful colors and lovely texture make this a favorite

        By Karen

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I'm going to make a sweater that uses the unique dyeing to its best advantage. I can't wait to cast on! I love hand dyed yarns and the colors in Malabrigo are always dramatic and unusual.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love knitting with this yarn!

          By Robin Mary

          from La Mesa, CA

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            I love knitting with this yarn. It never splits on the needles. The stitch composition shows up. The yarn is soft nad lovely!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful Beyobd Expectation

            By Anita

            from Paducah, Kentucky

            About Me Collector, Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Color Magic
            • Easy To Fix
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Soft Comfortable Hand
            • Unbelievably Beautiful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

              Yarn with colors can be discordant, but Rios has a sensitive melding that was a joy to see develop under my hands. I have now ordered several additional colors. My first was Primavera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              I will buy this yarn again

              By maggie

              from south carolina

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                I originally bought "Purple Mystery" which was a gorgeous variegated yarn. I then bought "Aguas" which was markedly variegated and didn't have nearly the "wow" factor in terms of color. I now plan to order either a gray or red.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent. I've used this yarn for several projects and undo

                By Berry

                from Berkeley CA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  I've made several sweaters and vest using this product. Left overs went to scarves and hats. I love the variablity of the hand dyed yarn.

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                  • No

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