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Malabrigo Rasta

Malabrigo Rasta is a super soft, super bulky yarn available in breath-taking colors! We're sure you'll love this as much as all of the other yarns from Malabrigo. Rasta must be touched!  Made in Uruguay.

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 Rasta is produced in dye lots of 5. Any order for more than 5 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

Content:
100% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
150g/90yd
Gauge:
2-2.5 sts = 1" on US 13-17
Knitting Weight:
Super Bulky
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MalabrigoRasta
 
4.8

(based on 97 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (87)
  • Knits quickly (79)
  • Nice texture (70)
  • Good weight (60)
  • Dyed evenly (23)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (67)
  • Hats (48)
  • Sweaters (19)
  • Felting (13)
  • Gloves (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (57), Artist (22), Parent (13), Novice (12), Collector (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (75), Yes (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

merino nirvana

wow I LOVE this yarn .If I could afford it, I would make everything from here on out from this yarn. So soft and thick and the depth of the colors-- I...Read complete review

wow I LOVE this yarn .If I could afford it, I would make everything from here on out from this yarn. So soft and thick and the depth of the colors-- I got piedras and its amazing the range of colors within it, all the shades and speckled tones of ripening fruit. It doesnt fray or shed like some single ply supers you can even pull out and reknit several times and no shedding or fuzzies AT ALL, stays smooth and shiny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

The past few times I've bought Rasta here the colors were so faded. Not at all like the picture. I love the yarn. It's my favorite. I've bought the same yarn at other...Read complete review

The past few times I've bought Rasta here the colors were so faded. Not at all like the picture. I love the yarn. It's my favorite. I've bought the same yarn at other stores and the colors are much more vibrant.

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5.0

Super Luxe, Super Bulky

By MD

from Northern California

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Colors
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

      Perfect for dramatic projects and last minute holiday gifts, scarves, hats, cowls, capelets. Handles effortlessly and turns the simplest projects into great dramatic pieces.

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      5.0

      Soft with great colors

      By Claire loves knitting and reading

      from Needham, MA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pillows
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

        This knit up into a lovely pillow using 2 skeins. It doesn't need a fancy stitch because the colors are gorgeous. It also knits up well into a cowl, including using a lace design and adding a lighter weight yarn for contrast.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        My Hand-Down Favorite Super-Bulky

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        By Shushine

        from West Virginia

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blankets
          • Felting
          • Hats
          • Mittens
          • Scarves

          Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

          I adore Rasta, simple as that. My absolute go-to for every type of super-bulky project. The colors are just amazing, the texture and loft are great, the consistency is superb (VERY little "thick and thin", if any. Hard to find in a single super-bulky!), and it is so soft and warm - makes the greatest super-bulky quick mittens ever! I have made a pair for almost everyone I know because they are such a great, easy, and QUICK present! Also made a color-block throw with it, and I can't express the softness and warmth in a description. It's the first one grabbed for on cool fall and cold winter days. I buy it every chance I get.

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          • No

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          5.0

          best yarn ever!

          By miss wiggles

          from Whitestown, Indiana

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

            I knit really quick hats from this amazing yarn. If I could use only one yarn for the rest of my life, this would be THE YARN. It feels so good! The color choices are excellent. An affordable luxury.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love Malabrigo Rasta

            By Nahalia

            from Cypress, CA

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

              I have used Rasta to make shawls, hats and a big chunky sweater. I love how soft it is and how fast and easy it is it knit. Like all Malabrigo yarns, the colors are vibrant and beautiful. They seem to be more vibrant in the single plys (Rasta, Mecha, Worsted, Rastita). I can't recommend this enough.

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              • No

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              5.0

              beautiful yarn

              By handweaver

              from Austin, TX

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gorgeous Color
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                  This made a beautiful throw.

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                  5.0

                  awesome

                  By jina

                  from boston, ma

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                    a wonderful, soft, yummy yarn to curl up with

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Delicious!

                    By donyavox

                    from North Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves
                      • Sweaters

                      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                      Delicious to knit. Some variation in colouration, alternate with two balls to avoid pooling.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By L

                      from New York

                      About Me Parent

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                          I made the Polar Vortex cowl pattern from Ravelry. I made mine smaller than the pattern calls for because I wanted this super plush soft yarn closer to my neck.

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                          5.0

                          Soft and Luxurious

                          By Erin the Librarian

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Cowl

                            Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

                            I used this to knit an Outlandish Cowl for a friend. She loves it!!!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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