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Malabrigo Silky Merino

Malabrigo Silky Merino is a dreamy blend of merino and silk in Malabrigo's stunning colors. Create luxurious garments and cozy, yet sophisticated accessories with Malabrigo Silky Merino.  Made in Uruguay.

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 Silky Merino is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

Content:
51% Silk/49% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/150yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MalabrigoSilky Merino
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (38)
  • Nice texture (31)
  • Good weight (30)
  • Knits quickly (19)
  • Hides mistakes (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (31)
  • Hats (24)
  • Sweaters (19)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (26), Artist (11), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great yarn - perfect for next-to-skin

I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins...Read complete review

I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins but it hasn't compacted while I've made it wait.

The pattern is a garter stitch with simple lace at intervals (from a Cat Bordhi pattern). Although a single, it shows the stitches well. I find it easy to knit (I'm using a size 7 Addi Turbo Lace needle). The yarn does not have a tendency to split; it flows easily through my fingers and around the needles. I like the way its multi colors display; there is no striping (an effect I didn't want), and the "pooling" is small - maybe a two-row "pool" (I like pooling, but only on the right project and this isn't it).

I fully intend to work with it again. I think a new knitter could use it, as I don't find it takes any particular consideration.

The only "con" (and I don't think of it that way) is that I don't think I'd use it for a felting project - but there are plenty of yarns to use for felting and, given the next-to-skin softness of this yarn, I would rather use it for shawls, hats, scarves, and perhaps sweaters.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tangled mess

I bought 5 skeins. 3 were a tangled mess. I had to throw one of them out. The other 2 took between 1-2 hours to untangle. When I get my wool I...Read complete review

I bought 5 skeins. 3 were a tangled mess. I had to throw one of them out. The other 2 took between 1-2 hours to untangle. When I get my wool I just want to knit. A shame because the wool itself is beautiful - it feels more silky then wooly. Good for children, or adults, who don't like itchy wool.

Reviewed by 46 customers

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5.0

affordable luxury

By Ponemah Cove Designs

from Pembroke, Maine

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See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

    an affordable luxury yarn...lovely color mixes

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Colors differ from pictures and by dye lot.

    By Jean

    from Pacifica, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Easy To Knit
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Colors Radically Differ

    Best Uses

    • Scarves
    • Shawls
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

    This beautiful, luxurious yarn is a dream to work with. But beware! The colors are NOT even close to what I ordered. Malabrigo changes colors by dye lot. But....I still love this yarn!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    My new favorite yarn!

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    By Sue RN

    from Hamburg, MI

    About Me Moderately Experienced

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

      I used this to knit one of the first sweaters I ever made in color Arco Iris. It turned out so much warmer and softer than I anticipated. Easy to knit with. There is quite a bit of difference between dye lots though, so get plenty.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Lovely, soft yarn

      By Gran510

      from Philadelphia, PA

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      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautifully Variegated
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Undertwisted Occasionally

      Best Uses

        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        The yarn is incredibly soft so good for anyone sensitive to wool. I like it for toddler/child projects.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By the knitting midwife

        from Lansing MI

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          Lovely to work with. Beautiful colors, so soft!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          4.0

          Lovely color, amazing feel, but too small

          By Jhadai knits

          from NJ, US

          About Me Artist

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Twists Up

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          Okay, I love this yarn. I ordered two skeins because I am in the process of knitting a scarf for my boyfriend. The only problem I have is that it is so small. I thought it would be a lot bigger and I am disappointed about that. I am planning on ordering 3 more skeins...sigh.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Soft and Yummy

          By Yarn Crazy in PA

          from Exton, PA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Color Varies

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          Bought this to make a cowl as a gift. Needed 2 skeins so I had to knit with both - switched on every row to keep color consistency throughout garment. With that in mind - it's a beautiful yarn! Love the fibers and I do love the color variations throughout.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Soft & Beautiful

          By Crazy knitter

          from Riverside California

          About Me 58 Years Young, Akways Knitting, Love to knit

          See all my reviews

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          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          I love working with this beautiful yarn. The only thing is that most of the colors are out of stock.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Feels like a dream.

          By Dreidledog31

          from Columbus OH

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Knitter Spinner Sometim

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Nice Texture
          • Project Not Yet Started
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None It's Gorgeous Yrn

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          It takes a little too long to receive packGe, although all products are packed well.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Juana Knit

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

            Make sure to order enough from one dye lot to complete your project!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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