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Malabrigo Silky Merino

Malabrigo Silky Merino is a dreamy blend of merino and silk in Malabrigo's stunning colors. Create luxurious garments and cozy, yet sophisticated accessories with Malabrigo Silky Merino.  Made in Uruguay.

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

Content:
51% Silk/49% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/150yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MalabrigoSilky Merino
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (20)
  • Good weight (15)
  • Nice texture (15)
  • Knits quickly (9)
  • Hides mistakes (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (16)
    • Hats (11)
    • Sweaters (9)
    • Gloves (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Artist (7), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great yarn - perfect for next-to-skin

    I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins...Read complete review

    I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins but it hasn't compacted while I've made it wait.

    The pattern is a garter stitch with simple lace at intervals (from a Cat Bordhi pattern). Although a single, it shows the stitches well. I find it easy to knit (I'm using a size 7 Addi Turbo Lace needle). The yarn does not have a tendency to split; it flows easily through my fingers and around the needles. I like the way its multi colors display; there is no striping (an effect I didn't want), and the "pooling" is small - maybe a two-row "pool" (I like pooling, but only on the right project and this isn't it).

    I fully intend to work with it again. I think a new knitter could use it, as I don't find it takes any particular consideration.

    The only "con" (and I don't think of it that way) is that I don't think I'd use it for a felting project - but there are plenty of yarns to use for felting and, given the next-to-skin softness of this yarn, I would rather use it for shawls, hats, scarves, and perhaps sweaters.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Nice, but not a favorite

    The color I purchased was very nice, but MUCH different from what I expected from the picture! I was a bit disappointed in the feel....it is soft, but no where near...Read complete review

    The color I purchased was very nice, but MUCH different from what I expected from the picture! I was a bit disappointed in the feel....it is soft, but no where near as soft as I had expected from a yarn with this much silk! The stitch definition is OK, but not great.

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    5.0

    Love Malibrigo

    By Carol

    from Wilmette, Illinois

    About Me Artist, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

      I have ALS and can barely knit. I'm still able to knit scarves. I. Thankful for that. I have lost a lot of things I love to do so this is one that I treasure . I love Malibrigo yarn. It's so soft and warm and the colors are vivid! Love it! Carol

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      • No

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      5.0

      a lively yarn

      By Cam

      from Phila. pa

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        I bought this for a scarf. The yarn is so soft with beautiful colors.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great love

        By Humbug

        from Washington State

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          Good grief I love Malabrigo. I especially love the sheen this gets in the sunshine. "dreamy" and "luxurious" are not false advertising.

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          • No

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Mary the fiberholic

          from Anchorage Alaska

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

            Soft, soft, soft! Nice to knit.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Tangled mess

            By Miss Wooly

            from Australia

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                  I bought 5 skeins. 3 were a tangled mess. I had to throw one of them out. The other 2 took between 1-2 hours to untangle. When I get my wool I just want to knit. A shame because the wool itself is beautiful - it feels more silky then wooly. Good for children, or adults, who don't like itchy wool.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful yarn - love the color and feel

                  By Beth

                  from Canton,MA

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                      I have not knitted with this yarn yet but I am looking forwward to it - it is so pretty!!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Absolutely Beautiful

                      By Heartwoven Designs

                      from Austin, TX

                      About Me Artist

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves
                        • Shawls

                        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                        Woven into a beautiful scarf, soft, nice shimmer, beautiful colors.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Silky Merino Is Definitely Dreamy

                        By ShopTilUDrop

                        from Granite Bay, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hats

                          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                          I really enjoyed knitting with this Silky Merino. It was so soft and I was always excited about getting back to my knitting. The price isn't too bad either.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          This is the perfect mobius scarf yarn

                          By spin to knit

                          from Ontario

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Weight
                          • Hides Mistakes
                          • Nice Texture
                          • Soft

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Scarves

                            Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                            beautiful colour range, soft handle, a pleasure to work with

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Silky Merino Fan

                            By Knit345

                            from Winston Salem, NC

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Dyed Evenly
                            • Nice Texture
                            • Soft

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gloves
                              • Hats
                              • Scarves

                              Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                              This is lovely yarn to use for the Forest Canopy Shawl. You should definitely, with patience, ball the yarn prior to use. It is fibrous, and tends to be a little sticky when balling.

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