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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 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good weight (77)
  • Soft (73)
  • Nice texture (71)
  • Machine washable (53)
  • Knits quickly (48)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (60)
  • Sweaters (57)
  • Hats (51)
  • Gloves (27)
  • Socks (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (62), Artist (17), Parent (14), Collector (11), Novice (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (12)

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.

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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.

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5.0

beautiful yarn

By mafrie

from NC

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        This yarn is soft (and not itchy at all for pure wool). I had no problems with splitting or pilling and the color variations in the skein were beautiful. The colors of the yarn do seem to be darker "in person" than when I saw them online, but the yarn itself is so beautiful that issue is not really a problem. What more can I say except that it knitted up beautifully and washed nicely in cool water. It's softness is perfect for infant items and one skein goes a long way. I enjoy knitting with this brand and have always found their products to be of excellent quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Beautiful colors

        By Knitting Ann

        from Twin Cities, MN

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Subtle color changes

        Cons

        • Smells Like Dye

        Best Uses

        • Shawls

        Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

        I love the colors in this, just subtle changes but enough to make it interesting. The yarn is really nice to work with.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Has a lovely hand!

        By bunnysaver

        from Concord, CA

        About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Malabrigo Rios:

            Haven't knitted it yet, but purchased this for Christmas gift scarf. Has all of the usual amazing characteristics of a Malabrigo yarn!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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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.

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            • 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.

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            • No

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            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

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              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!

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                    • No

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