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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 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (42)
  • Good weight (37)
  • Nice texture (35)
  • Knits quickly (34)
  • Machine washable (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (38)
  • Hats (28)
  • Sweaters (23)
  • Gloves (13)
  • Felting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Artist (9), Parent (8), Novice (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40), 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.

Reviewed by 48 customers

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5.0

stunning yarn! Luxurious, soft and great to work with,

By Neorose

from Illinois

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      So wonderful to work with and the colors are amazing. Fun to watch my projects develop. THis yarn is my absolute favorite when it comes to merino!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      The. Best. Yarn. EVER.

      By Slightly better than novice

      from Houston, land of No-More-LYS

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        Prettiest colors I have ever seen. The squishiest and loveliest merino available. Well worth the cost. Makes me want to move north.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        I love this yarn!

        By goldeniii

        from Santa Monica, CA

        About Me Artist, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Fun To Knit
        • Good Weight
        • Incredibly Beauitful
        • Interesting Color Changes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • None That I Know Of

        Best Uses

        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        I'm making ribbed and cabled scarves! Love how this yarn feels in my hands.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Mecha is Awesome!

        By Jknit

        from Lubbock, Texas

        About Me Enthusiast, Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        This yarn is beautiful to work with and super soft

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        purchased malebrago yarn

        By Linda

        from Pickens SC

        About Me Female And 60's

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Needed 4 Skiens To Comple

        Cons

        • Have To Start Project Ove

        Best Uses

        • Oversized Sweater For Tee

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        Sweater for 17 yr old teen its pretty

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Nice Yarn

        By AuntiePatso

        from Rockville MD

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft
        • Soft And Cuddely Yarn Wit

        Cons

        • Much Ariation Within Lot
        • Switch Skeins Carefully

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        I made a vest sweater that turned out quite well. The yarn tends to split if a sharp needle is used -- use blunts. Most importantly, there's quite a bit of variation among skeins within the same dye lot. Alternate rows (or pairs of rows) when changing to a new skein.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Beautiful, but dye transfers to hands

        By Beth

        from New York, NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Dye Stains Hands

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        Absolutely beautiful! Made this into a cowl, and am very excited to wear it. However, the yarn's dye transferred to my hands & bamboo needles while working with it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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