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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.

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
 
4.5

(based on 94 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (76)
  • Soft (72)
  • Nice texture (70)
  • Machine washable (53)
  • Knits quickly (48)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (60)
    • Sweaters (57)
    • Hats (51)
    • Gloves (27)
    • Socks (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (60), Artist (16), Parent (14), Novice (11), Collector (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (71), Yes (11)

    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.

    VS

    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 94 customers

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    5.0

    Malabrigo Rios is an exceptional yarn.

    By Dory

    from Alpine, New Jersey

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Dye Lots Vary Buy Enough

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    I love this yarn more than any I've used. The variegated pattern in the yarn hides mistakes and creates a beautiful effect in whatever you're knitting. Each dye lot is a little different so this too adds to the alternating color effect. Easy to knit with, works up fast...I just love this yarn and will keep on purchasing it in different colors for different projects.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Such rich and subtle colors

    By VelveTiger

    from Manchester, NH

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Firm Twist
    • Gorgeous colors
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Stretches

    Best Uses

    • Cowl

    Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

    Used this for a cowl to make some green/blue stone buttons I had purchased previously. The subtle colors made the buttons show up nicely. The weight was also great -- not too bulky making it possible to wear more often -- even indoors.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Malabrigo Yarn

    By Sandi

    from Billings Montana

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      I used this product to weave a scarf for my sister. It turned out great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Marvelous!!

      By Nana18

      from Athens Georgia

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Absolutely none

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      The colors of this yarn are great--it is a perfect weight for scarves and hats

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      always a surprise

      By ohmay

      from San Francisco

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Experienced knitter, Senior

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft
      • Wonderful Blend Of Colors

      Cons

      • Color Blend Diff In Pics
      • Colors In Backorders

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

      My duaghter is a big fan of Malabrigo. She suggested I try Rios for a sweater I had plans for. Originally, I was not able to get Rios due to lack of availability so I ordered Silky Merino and loved how it feels in my hands when knitting and how awesome the sweater came out. I like working so much with the Silky Merino, that I wanted to try Rios for another version of the same sweater (Swirls-by Sandra McIver). I am not disappointed....they feel of the yarn and the joy knitting with it, is as expected.....Wonderful.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Made Best Dog Sweater

      By None

      from Ocean City, MD

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I made the best dog sweater with this yarn. It has held up very nicely for over a month now and my dog just loves this sweater. There is no itchiness or roughness and it shows the stitch pattern very well even though it was a dark purple color.

          Service and delivery comments:

          got the package within 5 days in excellent condition. Didn't need any support, but in past Webs has been awesome combining orders for me when I requested it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Reliably lovely

          By fibergal

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Like Butter
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            I barely had time to be miffed that this was on backorder before it appeared at my door! Great service, Webs!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            I would like to use this for everything

            By nana 18

            from Athens Georgia

            About Me An Addict Of Web's, Enthusiast

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            Delivery is always timely--

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            3.0

            disappointment with a previously succes

            By Bammy

            from bronxville NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture

            Cons

            • As I Knit
            • Dye Comes Off On My Hands

            Best Uses

            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            I have used this yarn and the color several times. This is the first time I have had a dye problem with my hand becoming completely black and the need to use a strong laundry soap to clean them

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Gorgeous color

            By Durb

            from Northfield, MA

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            So far I've made a baby sweater.
            Easy to knit.
            Color rich.

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