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4.5

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 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (71)
  • Soft (66)
  • Nice texture (65)
  • Machine washable (49)
  • Knits quickly (45)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (56)
    • Sweaters (54)
    • Hats (48)
    • Gloves (25)
    • Socks (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (55), Artist (15), Parent (14), Collector (10), Novice (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65), 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 88 customers

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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

      Comment on this review

       
      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.

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      A dream to work with.

      By Newlondonbrat

      from Connecticut

      About Me Enthusiast, Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

          I made my daughter a owl capelet with this and the colors look fantastic. The yarn was a dream to work with so soft and warm.

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Lovely yarn!

          By Should stick to Quilting

          from South Carolina upstate

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

          • Expensive For A Novice

          Best Uses

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            I bought this because I made a hat using this yarn last year, and I didn't have quite enough to make a matching scarf. It is very nice to knit with. I am not a very good knitter, though, so I will probably not pay this much for yarn again any time soon!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            1.0

            Beware of black Rios! Black dye not set!

            By Crispy Knitter

            from Ft.Smith, AR

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                This black yarn came off on my hands and clothing even after knitting a short while. I went ahead and finished the hat and washed it 4 times. It still left black dye where I put it out to dry. The feel and texture is great. I wonder if the black dye didn't get "set".

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Malabrigo obsessed

                By Kootenaychick

                from Vallican, BC CANADA

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                  Makes super soft, cozy garments. LOVE the colours. Due to the soft drape of this yarn, for garments, I would knit it on a slightly smaller needle than your pattern requires to have a bit firmer fabric.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful dye!

                  By Leah the Janeite

                  from New York, New York

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                      I'm a bit of a beginner, but I've had enough of acrylic, so I bought two skeins of this to make a scarf for my boyfriend. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL dye. I would wear it myself if I had bought more!

                      I don't know enough about quality of wool/yarn to say anything about that, but there were 3 times where the yarn was puffed up, and I had to cut it out and restart the row with the cutoff. Not sure if this is normal for all wool yarns? But it was a little annoying.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was prompt, arrived in good condition.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Lovely yarn, but....

                      By Lana

                      from TO

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Color Bleeding Problem

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

                      I would rate this yarn as 5 stars if it was not for a color bleeding problem. I made a hoody sweater with this yarn in COCO with AZULES accent. While I was knitting with COCO yarn, I had my fingers and nails stained with brown dye. However, yarn in Azules color, did not have that problem.
                      Washing is going to be a challenge.
                      The yarn it self is very nice, soft and squishy. The sweater came out nice and very warm.
                      Service, as usually, was very good.

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                      • No

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