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Malabrigo Mecha

Soft and cozy, Malabrigo Mecha is 100% superwash wool. Mecha means "single ply" in Uruguayan Spanish and this bulky weight yarn is one strand of gently twisted wool with a light halo and oodles of color. Mecha is saturated in Malabrigo's signature deep, rich tones. Imagine this sumptuous, squishy wool worked up into a favorite sweater or stunning accessories, all so easy to care for! Made in Peru.

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

Content:
100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/130yds
Gauge:
2.75-3.25 sts = 1" on US 10-11
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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MalabrigoMecha
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (38)
  • Good weight (33)
  • Knits quickly (32)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Machine washable (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (35)
  • Hats (26)
  • Sweaters (21)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Felting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (24), Artist (8), Parent (8), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Toasteee...aah

I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS &...Read complete review

I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS & WARMTH...heaven!! With the polar vortex passing over the Northeast..my scarf has become my constant companion - it's lightweight, soft and so very, very warm.
My biggest frustration is the freaking colors...my colors varied from the pics; they are supposedly produced in dye lots of 10...my orders were from same dye lot - Made a scarf from Candombe and frogged because the last of 3 hanks was so different from the other two (moved it to the middle). I just received the Arco Iris and it is not what I expected...BUT...the warmth makes it forgivable..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed this year...

I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different...Read complete review

I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different colorways. My intended use was one skein moebius scarves for sale and gifts. The skeins looked different out of the package. I hand ball them so I noticed that there was an unexpected "thick/thin" charateristic to the yarn. And the thin parts are compacted and rough. Then the knots showed up. I hate knots and think they're a major ding to customers. Especially when they show up in order to add a random small poorly spun stretch of yarn at the end to fill their yardage - grrrr....! Not one skein, but all of them! Which means I have to rethink how I'll use these yarns. Coasters? yikes! So one star for good price. One star for great color. That's it. I'll pay extra and stick with Madelinetosh.

Reviewed by 43 customers

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4.0

Nice Yarn

By AuntiePatso

from Rockville MD

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft
  • Soft And Cuddely Yarn Wit

Cons

  • Much Ariation Within Lot
  • Switch Skeins Carefully

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves

Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

I made a vest sweater that turned out quite well. The yarn tends to split if a sharp needle is used -- use blunts. Most importantly, there's quite a bit of variation among skeins within the same dye lot. Alternate rows (or pairs of rows) when changing to a new skein.

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  • No

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4.0

Beautiful, but dye transfers to hands

By Beth

from New York, NY

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Dye Stains Hands

Best Uses

  • Scarves

Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

Absolutely beautiful! Made this into a cowl, and am very excited to wear it. However, the yarn's dye transferred to my hands & bamboo needles while working with it.

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  • No

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5.0

Love this yarn

By Anna

from Iowa

About Me Enthusiast, Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

    I used this yarn to make a baby sleep sack. I am incredibly happy with how it turned out. It is not only very soft, but it knit up very quickly and evenly. I can't wait to use this yarn again, I think a sweater is in order.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Received my order in a very timely manner with everything I ordered in the package.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    I would buy it again.

    By Irene the Marathoner

    from Los Altos, CA

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Hats
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      For simple tunic sweater. The color is deep with subtle variations. Yarn knits up well.

      It is warm.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Exceeded my expectations

      By Anna

      from Burlington, Vt.

      About Me Tired Of Sweater Knitting

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All Same Dye Lot

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Couch Throw

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        I bought 30 skeins. I was pleasantly surprised you were able to supply that many from same dye lot!
        I could not find the needle size I needed locally.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love It!

        By Monzi

        from Mesa Az

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

          This yarn is everything I thought it would be. Soft and squishy and the color is beautiful. I am knitting a jacket for my sister. Will definitely not hesitate to use this yarn again. Service from Webs is outstanding.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Kind of obsessed!

          By Meredith

          from Wakefield, RI

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            I love love love this yarn. So easy to knit with! I made hats, mittens, and two cowls with this and loved knitting every single yard. The colors are somewhat inconsistent across skeins but I think that adds to the interest of the finished pieces. The texture of the finished pieces was delightfully soft and did not pill even after wearing all winter. I can't wait to buy more!

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            • No

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            5.0

            a favorite

            By wolfhound love

            from indiana

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decadent Blankets
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              Probably my favorite yarn company, the colors are all beautiful. The Mecha yarn is smooth and slightly pearly giving it a rich look and feel.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Lovely to hold

              By The Brit

              from Central Ohio

              About Me Crafts Person, Enthusiast, Skilled knitter

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautifully Dyed
              • Good Weight
              • Interesting Texture
              • Knits Quickly
              • Machine Washable
              • Soft "hand"

              Cons

              • Did Not Find Any

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              I made mittens, a hat and small cowl, all with just three skeins. The color name, London Sky, was perfect.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              What a great look!!

              By Nanna Ski

              from Lacey, WA

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • No cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              I used this yarn for a sweater and it looks great!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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