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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.

Note: As with all hand-dyed yarns, colors vary from dye lot to dye lot. The yarn color you receive may look different than the color pictured below, and the skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

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 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (123)
  • Nice texture (123)
  • Soft (123)
  • Knits quickly (78)
  • Machine washable (77)

Cons

  • Stretches (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (99)
  • Sweaters (95)
  • Hats (88)
  • Gloves (45)
  • Socks (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (101), Artist (30), Parent (21), Collector (18), Novice (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (125), Yes (18)

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 157 customers

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5.0

I will buy this yarn again

By maggie

from south carolina

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    I originally bought "Purple Mystery" which was a gorgeous variegated yarn. I then bought "Aguas" which was markedly variegated and didn't have nearly the "wow" factor in terms of color. I now plan to order either a gray or red.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Excellent. I've used this yarn for several projects and undo

    By Berry

    from Berkeley CA

    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      I've made several sweaters and vest using this product. Left overs went to scarves and hats. I love the variablity of the hand dyed yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Go to worsted weight yarn

      By Pretz2005

      from Fayetteville NC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Dyed Unevenly Usually

      Best Uses

      • Blankets
      • Scarves
      • Socks
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      This yarn is a great all around yarn with one exception: it is usually dyed unevenly. I've knit several projects with this yarn and have noticed even projects from the same skein come out different colors. As long as you blend the yarns it shouldn't be very noticeable. This yarn is soft, plush and has great color ways to choose from. The color ways are good for men and women alike.

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      • No

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      3.0

      somewhat disappointing

      By cygnus

      from Florida

      About Me Artist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Dyed Very Unevenly

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      One skein has interesting variation of colors, but second skein has odd clump of color not found in the first skein. This will make the scarf lopsided.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By Chalumeau

      from Cedar Park, TX

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        This product had the quality I expect from other Malabrigo Rios skeins.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I love it

        By Dan

        from New York

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I used this yarn to knit a sweater and I love the result

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          malibrigo is often my first choice the colors, it feel good

          By maria

          from florida

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            knit love it all,love ttis yarn

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            • No

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            5.0

            lovely yarn!

            By j9spin

            from traverse city, mi

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

              feels great going through your fingers. Really a nice yarn!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Rios

              By Teach

              from New jersey

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shawl

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                Very nice to work with!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                beautiful!

                By Judyb

                from Blue Bell, PA

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  Colors are beautiful. Subtle variations work up to a stunning product.

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                  • No

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