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Malabrigo Rastita

It's Rastita from Malabrigo, Rasta's little cousin! Rastita is the same so-soft, slightly fulled 100% merino wool, but in a versatile DK weight. You'll fall in love with Rastita's radiant hand-dyed hues and 300+ yds/hank. Rastita is perfect for finer-gauge projects that show off those unmistakeable Malabrigo colors. Made in Uruguay.

To give you an idea of what you can do with Malabrigo Rastita, have a look at this Customer Spotlight on our blog.

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.

Please note: Malabrigo Rastita is produced in dye lots of 5. Any order for more than 5 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/310yds
Gauge:
5-5.5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MalabrigoRastita
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (16)
  • Soft (15)
  • Good weight (14)
  • Knits quickly (11)
  • Dyed evenly (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (8)
    • Scarves (7)
    • Gloves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (13), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Malabrigo color in a squishy DK

    I made a shawlette for my grandmother with the colorway Marte. The yarn was a joy to work with and glowed with Malabrigo's signature staurated colors. The finished object was wonderfully soft and hid...Read complete review

    I made a shawlette for my grandmother with the colorway Marte. The yarn was a joy to work with and glowed with Malabrigo's signature staurated colors. The finished object was wonderfully soft and hid my little mistakes, and in the final blocking the yarn held the lace points nicely. I have yet to see how it holds up over time, but I have no complaints!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Rastita by Malabrio

    Wanted to use for a blanket

    Wanted to use for a blanket

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    5.0

    Soft, smooth and beautiful

    By fleurdelivre

    from RI

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Fix
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

        Rastita is a pleasure to knit. The subtle color variations add interest to plain old stockinette with out creating a distraction from the fabric itself or shape of the garment.

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        • No

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        2.0

        Rastita by Malabrio

        By LV

        from Rockport, MA

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nice Texture
        • Soft
        • Too Thin For Dk

        Cons

        • Too Thin For Dk

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Scarves
        • Socks

        Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

        Wanted to use for a blanket

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        • No

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        4.0

        Works Up Beautifully!

        By Becca

        from Western Massachusetts

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

            I used this to make a shrug and I was afraid that the color bands would group and make a blotchy appearance in the garment. This did not happen and the resulting shrug was quite lovely!

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            5.0

            Lovely yarn

            By lckain

            from Maryland

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't Twist
            • Good colors
            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Nice Texture
            • Nice Variegation
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Don't Trust Colors In Pic

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

            This is beautiful yarn, very easy to work with. After having gotten a couple hanks of the Nomeolvides locally, I was hoping the photo on Webs wasn't what they were stocking - happy to say it wasn't. The lots I got from Webs were same as what I got locally: Very dark, "mysterious" blues & steel with subtle variegation. Beautiful!!

            Service and delivery comments:

            Great, prompt service. Love Webs!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            RASTITA MY FAVORITE YARN

            By Knit King

            from Southeast Texas

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

              Malabrigo yarn is one of the best yarn brands on the market in my opinion. I am allergic to wool, but this Merino wool works great for me!

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              4.0

              Wide variation

              By lckain

              from Maryland

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                I used Malabrigo Rastita Nomeolvides as an element in an afghan. Nomeolvides is - happily - a lot richer/darker than the photo, and doesn't have wild variation within or among hanks. I sandwiched stripes of Nomeolvides between Rowan Felted Tweed Clay, and frankly got really stuck in trying to find the perfect rich/dark variegated red for the other color to sandwich between stripes of the neutral clay. The Jupiter Rastita has too much pink in it, and the extreme variation within and among hanks is undesirable for my purposes. I may try Madeline Tosh Tart (risky: although the photo for Tart in fingering weight is the perfect color, the photo of Tart in DK weight [which I need] is NOT)

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                5.0

                Love this yarn!

                By TagandLink

                from Readfield, ME

                About Me Enthusiast

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Check Skeins In Same Lot

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                  Used this to make a top down pullover. You have to realize that this yarn will create large pools and even in the same dye lot. So, used a lighter shade up near the neck and the darker skeins for the arms and body. Worked out beautifully. Love the feel of it. Very soft and lightweight. The colors are wonderful and I'll definitely be buying again.

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                  4.0

                  Rastita radiates a rich blend of colors

                  By Chris

                  from Chicago area

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Easy To Fix
                  • Feels Great
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                      I found this yarn to be finer than other DK weight yarn I have used. I think this would be a great weight for weaving. I used it doubled to make a scarf on #11 needles that looks rich and textured.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Lovely yarn with a caveat

                      By Sheltiegirl

                      from Alexandria, VA

                      About Me Experienced knitter

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Color And Textu
                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • This Yarn Was Lovely

                      Cons

                      • 2nd Skein Full Of Knots

                      Best Uses

                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                      I really enjoyed working with Rastita. It is a roving spun yarn but had no tendency to twist or knot. It was very easy to knit and I didn't feel any need to block when finished. I am a diehard wet blocker!

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      I absolutely love to order from Webs! Marvelous selection of superb yarns. This order arrived very promptly and I started my project immediately. Regrettably, the second skein was full of knots and not suitable for the reversible cowl I was making. I emailed a picture to customer service and Debbie quickly and graciously sent another skein, even matched the dye lot! Thank you, Debbie, for your excellent customer service! I shall be back to Webs soon.

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                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      Very nice yarn!

                      By Shalga

                      from San Antonio Texas

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                          The colors in my Peacock yarn are beautiful. I plan to make another shawl from this shade for my daughter-in-law as she saw it and liked it too.

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