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Malabrigo Mecha

Soft and cozy, Malabrigo Mecha is 100% superwash wool. Mecha means "single ply" in Uruguayan Spanish and this bulky weight yarn is one strand of gently twisted wool with a light halo and oodles of color. Mecha is saturated in Malabrigo's signature deep, rich tones. Imagine this sumptuous, squishy wool worked up into a favorite sweater or stunning accessories, all so easy to care for! Made in Peru.

Please note: Malabrigo Mecha is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 hanks will be of mixed dye lots.

Content:
100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/130yds
Gauge:
2.75-3.25 sts = 1" on US 10-11
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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MalabrigoMecha
 
4.6

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (36)
  • Good weight (32)
  • Knits quickly (30)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Machine washable (22)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (33)
    • Hats (25)
    • Sweaters (21)
    • Gloves (12)
    • Felting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Artist (8), Parent (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34), Yes (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Toasteee...aah

    I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS &...Read complete review

    I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS & WARMTH...heaven!! With the polar vortex passing over the Northeast..my scarf has become my constant companion - it's lightweight, soft and so very, very warm.
    My biggest frustration is the freaking colors...my colors varied from the pics; they are supposedly produced in dye lots of 10...my orders were from same dye lot - Made a scarf from Candombe and frogged because the last of 3 hanks was so different from the other two (moved it to the middle). I just received the Arco Iris and it is not what I expected...BUT...the warmth makes it forgivable..

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed this year...

    I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different...Read complete review

    I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different colorways. My intended use was one skein moebius scarves for sale and gifts. The skeins looked different out of the package. I hand ball them so I noticed that there was an unexpected "thick/thin" charateristic to the yarn. And the thin parts are compacted and rough. Then the knots showed up. I hate knots and think they're a major ding to customers. Especially when they show up in order to add a random small poorly spun stretch of yarn at the end to fill their yardage - grrrr....! Not one skein, but all of them! Which means I have to rethink how I'll use these yarns. Coasters? yikes! So one star for good price. One star for great color. That's it. I'll pay extra and stick with Madelinetosh.

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    5.0

    Love this yarn

    By Anna

    from Iowa

    About Me Enthusiast, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      I used this yarn to make a baby sleep sack. I am incredibly happy with how it turned out. It is not only very soft, but it knit up very quickly and evenly. I can't wait to use this yarn again, I think a sweater is in order.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Received my order in a very timely manner with everything I ordered in the package.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      I would buy it again.

      By Irene the Marathoner

      from Los Altos, CA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Hats
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        For simple tunic sweater. The color is deep with subtle variations. Yarn knits up well.

        It is warm.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Exceeded my expectations

        By Anna

        from Burlington, Vt.

        About Me Tired Of Sweater Knitting

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • All Same Dye Lot

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Couch Throw

          Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

          I bought 30 skeins. I was pleasantly surprised you were able to supply that many from same dye lot!
          I could not find the needle size I needed locally.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Love It!

          By Monzi

          from Mesa Az

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            This yarn is everything I thought it would be. Soft and squishy and the color is beautiful. I am knitting a jacket for my sister. Will definitely not hesitate to use this yarn again. Service from Webs is outstanding.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Kind of obsessed!

            By Meredith

            from Wakefield, RI

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              I love love love this yarn. So easy to knit with! I made hats, mittens, and two cowls with this and loved knitting every single yard. The colors are somewhat inconsistent across skeins but I think that adds to the interest of the finished pieces. The texture of the finished pieces was delightfully soft and did not pill even after wearing all winter. I can't wait to buy more!

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              • No

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              5.0

              a favorite

              By wolfhound love

              from indiana

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful colors
              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decadent Blankets
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                Probably my favorite yarn company, the colors are all beautiful. The Mecha yarn is smooth and slightly pearly giving it a rich look and feel.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Lovely to hold

                By The Brit

                from Central Ohio

                About Me Crafts Person, Enthusiast, Skilled knitter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Beautifully Dyed
                • Good Weight
                • Interesting Texture
                • Knits Quickly
                • Machine Washable
                • Soft "hand"

                Cons

                • Did Not Find Any

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                I made mittens, a hat and small cowl, all with just three skeins. The color name, London Sky, was perfect.

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                What a great look!!

                By Nanna Ski

                from Lacey, WA

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • No cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                I used this yarn for a sweater and it looks great!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Color matters!!

                By Irish2122

                from Cranesville N.Y.

                About Me Enthusiast

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                  This yarn is fabulous. So wonderfully soft and luxurious. Knits like a dream. Very rich looking. The reason I'm not giving it a five is due to the color variance. The yarn I ordered was lighter, various shades of violet, gray, some green. The yarn I got is a VERY dark, almost blackish, blue, with very faint hints of other colors. It is 100% different from the yarn I ordered. I have worked with other kinds of yarn dyed this way, and do expect some color variation, but this is SOOOOO different, it's annoying. The color is lovely, and looks beautiful on a cowl I'm making, but it is not what I ordered. Perhaps the company may take pictures of what the color variations are and tell you, "you may get any of these assorted shades". I will definitely buy it again, keeping in mind that the color will be alot darker than shown. But,it IS wonderful stuff. No doubt about it!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful to knit

                  By WhitsKnits

                  from Regina, SK

                  About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                    I'm knitting a blanket out of this right now. It's beautiful! It's knitting up fast. It's soft and cuddly. It seems very durable. I've only found one break in the 6 balls I've knit up so far. But ball to ball the colouring is unique. I was initially disappointed by this... I ordeed 14 balls they're all the same dye lot, but every one looks just a little but different. Maybe not the best choice if you wanted a bold look, but now that I have a few balls back to back I feel like it has that patchwork look that is one of a kind.

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                    • No

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