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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 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (58)
  • Soft (54)
  • Nice texture (51)
  • Machine washable (44)
  • Knits quickly (38)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (47)
    • Sweaters (43)
    • Hats (40)
    • Gloves (21)
    • Socks (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (45), Artist (14), Parent (12), Collector (7), Novice (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (51), 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.

    VS

    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 72 customers

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    4.0

    Be open-minded about the color...

    By Still Learnin'

    from Littleton, CO

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Color Not As Pictured

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    First, I LOVE this yarn. It was incredible to work with, and soooo soft. I crochet in public places, and was often approached by people who wanted to touch it! Just gorgeous. That said, the color I received looked nothing like the photo on the website. I ordered Candombe, which appeared to be greens/purples/blues in the photo but was greens/browns/black when it arrived (no blues, almost no purple). I definitely liked the color more after I worked it up, but was disappointed that it wasn't closer to what was pictured. I made a beautiful clutch with it, but I recommend that buyers be open-minded about the colors (if you need it to look exactly like the photo, I'd be prepared to return). All's well that end's well.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Gorgeous yarn

    By The Knitter

    from Ann Arbor, MI and Longboat Key, Fl

    About Me Enthusiast, Grandmother, Knitting instructor, Parent

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful color
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Highlights In Color
    • Knits Quickly
    • Machine Washable
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Afghans
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    Usually there is a long delay in ordering this yarn, but not from Webs this time. Very efficient service. Thank you.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Quality yarn . goo service

    By susie

    from Erie, Pa

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      so far I love the yarn. easy to work with

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      • No

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      4.0

      Love this yarn!

      By ALadner

      from Maine

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        I used this for scarves and it's gorgeous--squishy, soft, and beautiful hues.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love the yarn, it came very quickly.

        By lou

        from Wichita, KS

        About Me Collector

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          Knitting a sweater, I'll order this yarn again.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Lovely yarn; lots of variation.

          By Kathryn

          from Norman, Oklahoma

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            Knitting an aran sweater with this. It is very beautiful as a semi-solid just moving into the variegated category. The yarn is soft and knits easily--rarely splits. Very few imperfections in the spinning. I'm deliberately going for a looser fabric than the traditional aran and it works well for that. There is a lot of variation between the skeins, even of the same dye lot, so plan to knit with two balls at a time.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Wonderful Yarn to work with

            By Rachel

            from Lowell, MA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Machine Washable
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                Nice weight and easy to work with.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful yarn

                By Rasmine

                from Erie, PA

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  Extremely nice yarn - probably the nicest I have worked with.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Faboulous Yarn

                  By Rasmine

                  from Erie, PA

                  About Me Artist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                    Beautiful yarn in too many colors to choose just one.
                    Knits beautifully and easy on the hands.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Yarn!!

                    By JGM

                    from Belmont, MA

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Ends Fray
                    • Grows When Washed
                    • Must Alternate Skeins

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                    This yarn is fantastic!! Previously, I had been using more budget yarns for making sweaters because a sweater quantity in a good yarn like Malabrigo can be quite pricy. However, when my mom made a sweater in Rios, it felt so soft like wearing a blanket, and I knew I needed to spring for the good stuff! I've purchased 2 sweater quantities already, and it is soft and pleasant to knit with, and recovers from frogging well (though it is a bit splitty the second time around), and once washed it is incredibly soft and snuggly. One con is that it grows pretty tremendously when washed, but I've been able to fix that by putting in the dryer on low heat until it is just barely damp, and it usually returns to it's original size.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was prompt for items that were in stock, the yarn arrived before the shipping notice did! Backordered items can take quite a while to come in though.

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                    • No

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