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4.5

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace is so soft and silky! This plied laceweight yarn is an opulent addition to Malabrigo's gorgeous line, a blend of light and soft baby alpaca and drapey, lustrous silk. Baby Silkpaca Lace is dyed in dazzling colorways with all the striking combinations and depth of color you expect from Malabrigo. Made in Peru.

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

Content:
70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/420yds
Gauge:
varies; US 3-8
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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MalabrigoBaby Silkpaca Lace
 
4.5

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      beautiful colors - very soft and wonderf

      I wanted Jade Sapphire cashmere or cashmere silk it was but out of my price range. I've seen many wonderful alpaca silk laces but the colors from this Malabrigo line have the most beautiful...Read complete review

      I wanted Jade Sapphire cashmere or cashmere silk it was but out of my price range. I've seen many wonderful alpaca silk laces but the colors from this Malabrigo line have the most beautiful variations that look as classy to me as the Jade Sapphire cashmere. I will buy again.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Baby Silpaca Lace

      The yarn has a nice feel, but color 'carrot' should have been named 'dark carrot' I found using sz 1 needles made scarf too small. Starting over with larger needles. Using...Read complete review

      The yarn has a nice feel, but color 'carrot' should have been named 'dark carrot' I found using sz 1 needles made scarf too small. Starting over with larger needles. Using the herringbone pattern; I like the border but guess a heavier wgt. yarn would work up better.

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      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By 2nd sister

      from Shelby Twp, MI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Very easy to work with

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

          This yarn worked up beautifully, and was very "forgiving" of mistakes (knitting could be taken apart without compromising the quality/strength of the yarn)

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          5.0

          Beautiful Yarn

          By Marthableu

          from Peterborough, Canada

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          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Knits up well
          • Scarf
          • Soft
          • Spun Well

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarf

            Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

            I am currently knitting up a scarf (cowl) with this yarn. It knits up well, no splaying of the yarn, no fuzzing. The colour is true to the picture on the Malabrigo site. Very soft with a nice shimmer.

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            4.0

            Lovely and Soft

            By The Library Girl

            from Illinois

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

            • Not true to color

            Best Uses

              Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

              The yarn was absolutely gorgeous, and so incredibly soft. (I shamelessly pet it occasionally!) I can't wait to make a shawl out of the skeins I bought.
              My only issue was that it wasn't true to color. That's just the nature of products with dye lots; I just happened to get a VERY, VERY GREEN dye lot, with hardly a hint of blue. While I do love the color, it isn't what I was expecting.

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              4.0

              Simply beautiful : )

              By Sandy

              from San Jose , CA

              Pros

              • Great Variegation
              • Nice sheen
              • Subtle Halo

              Cons

              • Splits

              Best Uses

              • Accessories

              Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

              I bought 853 Abril - just gorgeous amethyst shade ! I am making crocheted shawl for my sister and I could not be happier with shine and drape that it is already showing in my work : ). This is the first time I am using this yarn and I was somewhat surprised with it's tendency to split, I guess that part is due to silk content. I am using very small hook size (2.00 mm), and that might be also contributing to finicky behavior of this yarn. However, all of the effort will pay off at the end, so I do not mind that this project will take somewhat longer time to finish.

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              5.0

              A fabulous silky soft yarn.

              By Bubs

              from Spokane, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Anything Worn Close
                  • Great for shawls
                  • Scarves
                  • To Your Skin

                  Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                  So very soft. I am using it to make a shawl.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Outstanding. Can't believe how fast I got my yarn. Great job everyone!!

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                  5.0

                  Luxury Deliht

                  By Esther of Kent

                  from Kent, WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Frosty Pink Yarn
                      • Knit Torque

                      Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                      I am going to knit a lacy torque for a breast cancer survivor. She has lost her hair to chemo.

                      Please, ALL KNITTERS:
                      Donate scarves and hats to your local breast cancer treatment center. Or give your own loved one fighting breast cancer.
                      Both my sister and daughter have survived breast cancer in the past few years. They are survivors. But my dughter was in a coma for FOUR HOURS post op. My sister needed second surgery.

                      Get a mammogram, too.

                      Also, remember that 20% of breast cancer victims are men.

                      Thank you. Esther of Kent

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                      5.0

                      Lovely to work with

                      By JMS

                      from Toronto, Canada

                      See all my reviews

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                      Pros

                      • Beautiful colours
                      • Halo
                      • Sheen
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Shawls

                        Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                        This is one of my favourite lace weight yarns. Beautiful results.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        As usual, WEBS service was excellent!

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                        4.0

                        Great lace weight yarn

                        By Kath

                        from Belleville, NJ

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • I Chose This T
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                        • Dark Color Rubs Onto Hand

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                          I chose three colors on the computer to flow together. They work well and using 3 stands flow seamlessly from one to the next.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Great service! When I needed addition yarn I received it within about a week of order. And even the backorded portion arrived much soon than I expected it

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                          4.0

                          Perfect yarn for dainty scarves

                          By AMK

                          from McLean, VA

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                                Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                                I love this yarn which I use for knitting scarves. So far I haven't had any complaints about them, and the price is good. It is a pity that the colors generally are a lot darker than the samples shown on the site, but I will probably keep on using them.

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                                5.0

                                OMG!

                                By spot

                                from fresno,ca

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Pretty
                                • Smooth
                                • Soft

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shalls

                                  Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

                                  the color is even better in person then on the sight and it is wonderful for the shall I am doing. it has lots of yardage for the price, so it is a good value.

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