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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 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (18)
    • Good weight (14)
    • Nice texture (14)
    • Knits quickly (8)
    • Hides mistakes (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (14)
      • Hats (10)
      • Sweaters (8)
      • Gloves (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (12), Artist (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

      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

      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!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • 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

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        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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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Definitely a favorite

                            By yarnbooks

                            from Sebastopol, CA

                            About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Weight
                            • Nice Texture
                            • Soft

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gloves
                              • Hats
                              • Scarves
                              • Sweaters

                              Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                              Easy to work with. Soft to the touch. Good quality. Nice colors.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Delightful to use

                              By CMU Teacher

                              from Grand Junction

                              About Me Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Soft

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Hats
                              • Scarves

                              Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

                              I used this for a crocheted moebius. It worked up beautifully.

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                              • No

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