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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
 
4.6

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (83)
  • Soft (77)
  • Nice texture (76)
  • Machine washable (56)
  • Knits quickly (51)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (64)
  • Sweaters (60)
  • Hats (54)
  • Gloves (28)
  • Socks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (66), Artist (17), Parent (14), Novice (12), Collector (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (78), Yes (13)

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.

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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 103 customers

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4.0

My comments

By BarryCh209

from McMurray, PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Machine Washable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afghan
    • Gloves
    • Hats

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    I'm making an afghan with this yarn. The color is lovely and it knits up rather quickly!

    Service and delivery comments:

    The order was prompt and the yarn arrived in great condition.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Lovely Yarn but too much color diff in skeins

    By Knitting with Love

    from San Diego, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      I love knitting with this yarn, it's squishy and soft and a joy to knit with BUT I'm making a scarf as a gift and the difference in color from one to skein to another is too much, even though all skeins are from same dye lot. Now I'm stuck and don't know what to do, very disappointing...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      love it

      By cinnamon

      from Winter Park, FL

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Was True
        • Easy To Use
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        nice weight
        true color

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        malabrigo yarns are fabulous

        By yet

        from madison wi

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A Joy To Knit With
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Baby Clothes Shawls
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I have been knitting for many years and this is a fantastic yarn to work with. Colors are beautiful and show patterns well. Webs is a delight to do business with and makes the process of purchasing very easy.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          LOVE this yarn

          By lopaloo

          from Winston-Salem, NC

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful colors
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Cowls
          • Hats

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          Rios is my go-to yarn for cowls and hats recently. I love how it feels and the beautiful colors. It's also plied, so it will hopefully wear a little better than single ply would (pills and fuzziness). I haven't machine washed it yet. I always hand wash my hand knits, so I'm waiting to give them away and see what the recipients say.

          Service and delivery comments:

          I like that you can buy stuff that's back ordered. Even if I can't get the yarn now, if it's something I really need or like I can be in line for the next batch.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Wonderful yarn!

          By Ellen the retired teacher

          from Milwaukee, WI

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            I made a cowl for a friend and am now working on a sweater for myself. I used a size 9 needle for a simple seed stitch cowl, 240 stitches and 2 skeins, and a size 7 for the seed stitch pullover sweater. The yarn feels delightful to work with; soft and well constructed. the colors are beautiful!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            beautiful yarn

            By mafrie

            from NC

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  This yarn is soft (and not itchy at all for pure wool). I had no problems with splitting or pilling and the color variations in the skein were beautiful. The colors of the yarn do seem to be darker "in person" than when I saw them online, but the yarn itself is so beautiful that issue is not really a problem. What more can I say except that it knitted up beautifully and washed nicely in cool water. It's softness is perfect for infant items and one skein goes a long way. I enjoy knitting with this brand and have always found their products to be of excellent quality.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful colors

                  By Knitting Ann

                  from Twin Cities, MN

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Subtle color changes

                  Cons

                  • Smells Like Dye

                  Best Uses

                  • Shawls

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  I love the colors in this, just subtle changes but enough to make it interesting. The yarn is really nice to work with.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Has a lovely hand!

                  By bunnysaver

                  from Concord, CA

                  About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                      Haven't knitted it yet, but purchased this for Christmas gift scarf. Has all of the usual amazing characteristics of a Malabrigo yarn!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Malabrigo Rios is an exceptional yarn.

                      By Dory

                      from Alpine, New Jersey

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Hides Mistakes
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                      • Dye Lots Vary Buy Enough

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                      I love this yarn more than any I've used. The variegated pattern in the yarn hides mistakes and creates a beautiful effect in whatever you're knitting. Each dye lot is a little different so this too adds to the alternating color effect. Easy to knit with, works up fast...I just love this yarn and will keep on purchasing it in different colors for different projects.

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                      • No

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