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4.6

Malabrigo Worsted

Hand Dyed incredible soft Merino wool. With the subtle variations in color and texture only hand dyed yarns have and all the sensuality of a good handspun yarn.

Malabrigo Worsted is a gorgeous, pure merino wool. Malabrigo is unbelievable - the colors are spectactular, the feel is incredibly soft. You won't believe how amazing Malabrigo is until you feel it!

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

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/210yds
Gauge:
4-5 sts = 1" on US 7-9
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
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MalabrigoWorsted
 
4.6

(based on 105 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (74)
  • Nice texture (68)
  • Good weight (67)
  • Knits quickly (56)
  • Dyed evenly (27)

Cons

  • Sheds (9)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (63)
  • Hats (57)
  • Sweaters (50)
  • Gloves (21)
  • Felting (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (53), Parent (18), Artist (16), Novice (8), Collector (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect in so many ways

I fully concur with all the previous reviewers, and just add a few lines here on the felting quality of this yarn. Knitting it, initially, you're struck by how soft and pleasant this...Read complete review

I fully concur with all the previous reviewers, and just add a few lines here on the felting quality of this yarn. Knitting it, initially, you're struck by how soft and pleasant this yarn is, it's beautiful drape, and luxurious feel. I just happened to have this pattern for a felted hat, so I wanted to give it a go, to see if I can figure it out, and if this yarn works well for felting. It took a few rather aggressive rounds in the washer and dryer before the hat had shrunk to its intended size, but what a nice hat it is! The softness of the yarn carried beautifully through, and the colors blended well. There are easier yarns that felt much more willingly, I'm sure, but if you want to add softness and delightful hand-dyed colors to your project, this is where I'd start.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pills and mats

This yarn is incredibly soft but the pilling and shedding was excessive. I returned it after knitting the back of a sweater. This knitted piece almost appeared matted. I have seen pictures of...Read complete review

This yarn is incredibly soft but the pilling and shedding was excessive. I returned it after knitting the back of a sweater. This knitted piece almost appeared matted. I have seen pictures of the knitted garments in this wool and the amount of pilling was dramatic so this was not an isolated case. Best use is for felting

Reviewed by 105 customers

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5.0

Love it

By Indy

from Fishers, IN

About Me Enthusiast

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Gorgeous Colors
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

    I have used different Malabrigo yarns over the last few years, and I have not yet met a color that I didn't like. For a person (like me) who is mesmerized by variations and play of colors, this is one of the most beautiful brands to use. Something to keep in mind: a skein you receive will not necessarily match the picture on the site 100%, but in my opinion this is one of the beauties of hand dyed yarn. The yarn is also soft. I love using it for scarves. The scarves come out not just soft, but also wonderfully warm.

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    5.0

    Love this yarn!!

    By Monzi

    from Mesa Az

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

      This yarn NEVER disappoints. Knitting a poncho for sister and it has cables. Absolutely stunning and sooooooo soft. It does have a tendency to vary a bit in color so to be on the safe side I am changing skeins every 50 gr. Cannot say enough good things about it.

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      4.0

      mixed feelings

      By Tinker Sue

      from Iowa

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Very Unevenly Spun

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

      This is gorgeous yarn and incredibly soft. I'm making a Celtic cable blanket, and for such a dark color (violetas), the stitch definition is quite good. My biggest concern is that the yarn is spun so unevenly that some stitches look like flaws, especially because the thicker spots also absorbed the dye more deeply and so stand out in the row like a sore thumb. I actually had one 20" stretch that was so thin it could only be called thread, and I had to knit doubled with a normal thickness to use it at all. Maybe this is normal in handspun yarn (this is my first) but I didn't expect the variations to be so extreme. Although I love the feel and the vibrant color, I would only buy this yarn again if the project lent itself to uneven textures.

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      5.0

      deliciously soft, gorgeous colors

      By Auntie P

      from California foothils

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      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

          I'm using it doubled to knit the Garter Squish (on Ravelry). It's perfect for this project: colors work well together, knits up quickly and the 'squishy factor' is superb.

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          5.0

          Great for felting

          By Alana the painter

          from Lake County, CA

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Best Felting Yarn
          • Easy To Fix
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Felting

            Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

            This yarn felts quickly and is great if that is what you are using it for. On the other hand, because it shrinks so readily, one needs to be careful when washing garments. Fairly good color choices from bright to muted.

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            5.0

            Beautiful Drape, Softness, and Luxury

            By GrannyBeans

            from NJ

            About Me Enthusiast

            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

              Made a poncho for a little girl a year or so ago from Malabrigo. Beautiful. Now that she's outgrown it, she wants another. Of course, I chose the same yarn in a different color. The drape is extraordinary.

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              5.0

              Love Malabrigo yarns

              By Sharon

              from Murrieta, CA

              About Me Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

                Love Malabrigo yarns - use worsted weight mainly for fingerless gloves. Beautiful colors and soft, luxurious yarns. Have also used other weights like Rasta and love it also.

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                5.0

                a real pleasure to knit.

                By Andrew D

                from Cleveland, Ohio

                About Me Enthusiast, Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Brilliant Color
                • Easy To Unwind To Ball
                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

                  This yarn is a pleasure to work with. It knits up beautifully and feels great in your hands when you work with it. I will use the same yarn again and again in future projects.

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                  4.0

                  Beautiful color

                  By Alwayswearblack

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

                    This yarn has varying thickness from thin to quite bulky in places. It doesn't matter in the pattern I am using it for, but might for others. It is best for stitch patterns that emphasize texture. It is very soft and the color shades of dark violet are very attractive.

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                    5.0

                    I will be buying more of this yarn.

                    By Crazy knitter

                    from Riverside California

                    About Me Artist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Rich Colors
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Socks
                      • Sweaters
                      • Sweaters Cowls And Scarv

                      Comments about Malabrigo Worsted:

                      I'm for the most part. Making cowls and infinity scarves

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