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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 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (53)
  • Soft (51)
  • Nice texture (46)
  • Machine washable (43)
  • Knits quickly (36)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (42)
    • Sweaters (39)
    • Hats (36)
    • Gloves (20)
    • Socks (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (42), Artist (14), Parent (11), Collector (6), Novice (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (46), 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 67 customers

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    4.0

    Love this yarn!

    By ALadner

    from Maine

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      I used this for scarves and it's gorgeous--squishy, soft, and beautiful hues.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Yarn to work with

      By Rachel

      from Lowell, MA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          Nice weight and easy to work with.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Beautiful yarn

          By Rasmine

          from Erie, PA

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            Extremely nice yarn - probably the nicest I have worked with.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Faboulous Yarn

            By Rasmine

            from Erie, PA

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

              Beautiful yarn in too many colors to choose just one.
              Knits beautifully and easy on the hands.

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              • No

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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.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt for items that were in stock, the yarn arrived before the shipping notice did! Backordered items can take quite a while to come in though.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Webs has speedy delivery and good email customer service, although sometimes my shipping email comes after my yarn has arrived! Doesn't really bother me though as it's always a happy day when yarn shows up unexpectedly and I know Webs sends it out asap.

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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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • 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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