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    4.5

    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
     
    4.5

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good weight (50)
    • Soft (48)
    • Nice texture (42)
    • Machine washable (41)
    • Knits quickly (34)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves (41)
      • Sweaters (37)
      • Hats (36)
      • Gloves (20)
      • Socks (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (39), Artist (12), Parent (11), Collector (6), Novice (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (42), Yes (11)

      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 63 customers

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      5.0

      Awesome Yarn!!

      By JGM

      from Belmont, MA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Ends Fray
      • Grows When Washed
      • Must Alternate Skeins

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      This yarn is fantastic!! Previously, I had been using more budget yarns for making sweaters because a sweater quantity in a good yarn like Malabrigo can be quite pricy. However, when my mom made a sweater in Rios, it felt so soft like wearing a blanket, and I knew I needed to spring for the good stuff! I've purchased 2 sweater quantities already, and it is soft and pleasant to knit with, and recovers from frogging well (though it is a bit splitty the second time around), and once washed it is incredibly soft and snuggly. One con is that it grows pretty tremendously when washed, but I've been able to fix that by putting in the dryer on low heat until it is just barely damp, and it usually returns to it's original size.

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      • No

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      5.0

      My favorite worsted yarn so far!

      By JAM

      from Belmont, MA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        This is a great super wash yarn. I would alternate skeins for something like a sweater - I didn't do this and my pieces came out slightly differently, although with seaming and washing it's not noticeable at all. This yarn is soft, gets even softer with washing, and makes a beautiful sweater. It says machine wash gentle cold, lay flat to dry, but I found that it grew with washing and I had to tumble dry it. I did it just 10 min at a time on med heat and got it out when it was just barely dry, and it's perfect. I absolutely love this yarn, just bought some for my daughter to make herself a sweater, and I would definitely buy it again.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Yarn

        By StellieD

        from Concord, CA

        About Me Advanced, Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          Kitting sweaters, scarves, hats.
          The yarn knits quick, good to the touch
          I have found some places that the yarn is really thick. 6 or 7 stitches worth.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Rios - great product

          By Krxan

          from Boynton beach, fl

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            Love knitting with this product - very soft and the colors are beautiful.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast delivery and exactly what I ordered.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            I would recommend this product.

            By Sue

            from Australia

            About Me Knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

              I needed one extra skein of this yarn to complete a jumper. Knitting with two balls at once, the differnce in the skeins was not obvious.
              I love how Rios is so soft and flows so well.

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              • No

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              5.0

              A wonderful yarn

              By Margie

              from Boise, Idaho

              About Me Enthusiast, Novice, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                I used this yarn for hats and scarves. My friend used it for a child's sweater. It is beautiful and easy to knit. I love knitting with this yarn and will purchase more as often as I can if it is in stock.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                My favorite yarn

                By Bev

                from Loveland, co

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Good Weight
                • Great colors
                • I Love The Yarn
                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Back Ordered

                Best Uses

                • Cowls
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                I am still waiting for one skein that is back ordered. I noticed that most colors are back ordered, I hope they don't discontinue the yarn. It is my favorite.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Beautiful colors, wonderful hand

                By Beech Farm Weavings

                from Windsor, VT

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Knitter, Weaver

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fabulous colors
                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Socks
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                Fantastic yarn, magnificent colors ,wonderful to work with. Be aware that the yarn in person is much more beautiful than the photo representations on the website. Very hard to choose a color, so be prepared to buy all that you like

                Service and delivery comments:

                My only disappointment is that Malabrigo isn't able to keep up with the demand causing many of the colors to be on back order for very long periods of time. As always, delivery and customer service are top notch.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Color is deceiving

                By Anna

                from Farmington NY

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  I have to agree with one of the other reviewers that the color is not what appears in the photo. When my order arrived and I opened the bag I was surprised at the colorway that I ordered as "browns" are not my usual color choice. I ordered the "Pocion" and what I received, yes, it is Pocion but it is not anything like what is pictured. I did keep it tho because I had a cowl pattern I really wanted to work on. I like working with the Rios, it feels nice in my hands, but I was/am a little disappointed that the color was quite different than what I expected. It will make a nice gift for someone else.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Rios Malabrigo

                  By none

                  from Seal Harbor, Me.

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                    I knitted a couple of soft hats.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivered promptly and in good condition.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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