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4.5

Malabrigo Mecha

Soft and cozy, Malabrigo Mecha is 100% superwash wool. Mecha means "single ply" in Uruguayan Spanish and this bulky weight yarn is one strand of gently twisted wool with a light halo and oodles of color. Mecha is saturated in Malabrigo's signature deep, rich tones. Imagine this sumptuous, squishy wool worked up into a favorite sweater or stunning accessories, all so easy to care for! Made in Peru.

Please note: Malabrigo Mecha is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 hanks will be of mixed dye lots.

Content:
100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/130yds
Gauge:
2.75-3.25 sts = 1" on US 10-11
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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MalabrigoMecha
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (24)
  • Good weight (20)
  • Knits quickly (20)
  • Nice texture (18)
  • Machine washable (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (23)
    • Hats (17)
    • Sweaters (10)
    • Gloves (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16), Artist (4), Parent (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Toasteee...aah

    I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS &...Read complete review

    I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS & WARMTH...heaven!! With the polar vortex passing over the Northeast..my scarf has become my constant companion - it's lightweight, soft and so very, very warm.
    My biggest frustration is the freaking colors...my colors varied from the pics; they are supposedly produced in dye lots of 10...my orders were from same dye lot - Made a scarf from Candombe and frogged because the last of 3 hanks was so different from the other two (moved it to the middle). I just received the Arco Iris and it is not what I expected...BUT...the warmth makes it forgivable..

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed this year...

    I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different...Read complete review

    I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different colorways. My intended use was one skein moebius scarves for sale and gifts. The skeins looked different out of the package. I hand ball them so I noticed that there was an unexpected "thick/thin" charateristic to the yarn. And the thin parts are compacted and rough. Then the knots showed up. I hate knots and think they're a major ding to customers. Especially when they show up in order to add a random small poorly spun stretch of yarn at the end to fill their yardage - grrrr....! Not one skein, but all of them! Which means I have to rethink how I'll use these yarns. Coasters? yikes! So one star for good price. One star for great color. That's it. I'll pay extra and stick with Madelinetosh.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Yarn

    By Edmonds Kathy

    from Edmonds WA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      This yarn worked up into a beautiful scarf with cables. The colors were rich.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely yarn, but color is way off

      By anjaBB

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Artist, Novice

      Pros

      • Hides Mistakes
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      This was my first Webs order, but I have ordered Malabrigo yarns from other companies. I'm a new knitter and I love Malabrigo, it's impossible for me to give it a bad review because it's so beautiful and soft, but I'm again disappointed that the color looks very different from the picture, which has happened to me ordering other Malabrigo yarns from other vendors, as well. I thought I was getting a lighter lavendar with some blue and green (Candombe), but it's primarily a deep indigo blue with darker purples and greens. I'm sure I'll still use it, but it's so close to the other indigo Malabrigo yarn (Prussia) I bought previously, I wanted something other than that color this time. I'm realizing when ordering Malabrigo yarns, I've got to assume they will be darker in color than their photos.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointed this year...

      By MJOx

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Machine Washable
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Knots
      • Odd Textrue
      • Texture

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different colorways. My intended use was one skein moebius scarves for sale and gifts. The skeins looked different out of the package. I hand ball them so I noticed that there was an unexpected "thick/thin" charateristic to the yarn. And the thin parts are compacted and rough. Then the knots showed up. I hate knots and think they're a major ding to customers. Especially when they show up in order to add a random small poorly spun stretch of yarn at the end to fill their yardage - grrrr....! Not one skein, but all of them! Which means I have to rethink how I'll use these yarns. Coasters? yikes! So one star for good price. One star for great color. That's it. I'll pay extra and stick with Madelinetosh.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Toasteee...aah

      By Tina

      from New York, NY

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Hides Mistakes
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS & WARMTH...heaven!! With the polar vortex passing over the Northeast..my scarf has become my constant companion - it's lightweight, soft and so very, very warm.
        My biggest frustration is the freaking colors...my colors varied from the pics; they are supposedly produced in dye lots of 10...my orders were from same dye lot - Made a scarf from Candombe and frogged because the last of 3 hanks was so different from the other two (moved it to the middle). I just received the Arco Iris and it is not what I expected...BUT...the warmth makes it forgivable..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Happy as ever with Malabrigo

        By becky

        from newbury park, ca

        About Me Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

          I knit these up like a dream. The single ply gives the color the most amazing shine and glow, and makes the textures beautiful. The yarn is so "smooshy" when knit up, it's soft and comfortable and gorgeous. Wears well, knits up amazing (no splitting with single ply), and makes stunning products. Love this yarn.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          soft and lovely

          By ffly

          from Seattle WA

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            This yarn is wonderful to work with. So soft and springy. I have been knitting baby sweaters for northern babies, not sure how it will wear or if it will pill. I am loving knitting with it and the colors are gorgeous. Love Malabrigo.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Easy Peasy

            By Tina

            from New York, NY

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Sheds

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            Very quick knit, slid smoothly off the (addi turbo)needles, knitted second scarf in two nights. Only concern is the color variation. IF one of the skeins wasn't mislabeled, then the color (Candombe) variation was extreme. Two skeins had subtle color differences, but the third had totally different colors. I ended up frogging my scarf and moving the different-colored skein to the middle.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful subtle color

            By Mamasheep

            from Lakewood, CO

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                  making a vest

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Colors

                  By Iowagrown

                  from Iowa

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Hides Mistakes
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                    Very pretty yarn that knits up well. I've made cowls and hats and have been very happy with them.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    YUMMY

                    By Wilma61

                    from IN

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                      The color is beautiful, it knits up very well. Even my husband commented on how rich the color is.

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                      • No

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