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4.6

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace

Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace is so soft and silky! This plied laceweight yarn is an opulent addition to Malabrigo's gorgeous line, a blend of light and soft baby alpaca and drapey, lustrous silk. Baby Silkpaca Lace is dyed in dazzling colorways with all the striking combinations and depth of color you expect from Malabrigo. Made in Peru.

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

Content:
70% Baby Alpaca/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/420yds
Gauge:
varies; US 3-8
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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MalabrigoBaby Silkpaca Lace
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Shawls (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply beautiful : )

I bought 853 Abril - just gorgeous amethyst shade ! I am making crocheted shawl for my sister and I could not be happier with shine and drape that it is already showing in my...Read complete review

I bought 853 Abril - just gorgeous amethyst shade ! I am making crocheted shawl for my sister and I could not be happier with shine and drape that it is already showing in my work : ). This is the first time I am using this yarn and I was somewhat surprised with it's tendency to split, I guess that part is due to silk content. I am using very small hook size (2.00 mm), and that might be also contributing to finicky behavior of this yarn. However, all of the effort will pay off at the end, so I do not mind that this project will take somewhat longer time to finish.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Baby Silpaca Lace

The yarn has a nice feel, but color 'carrot' should have been named 'dark carrot' I found using sz 1 needles made scarf too small. Starting over with larger needles. Using...Read complete review

The yarn has a nice feel, but color 'carrot' should have been named 'dark carrot' I found using sz 1 needles made scarf too small. Starting over with larger needles. Using the herringbone pattern; I like the border but guess a heavier wgt. yarn would work up better.

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5.0

Love this yarn!

By Jane

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

Knits up beautifully!

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4.0

Yummy and rich colors and feel

By Sue T

from Rio Rancho, NM

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Colors
  • Soft Hand

Cons

  • Dye Lots Vary

Best Uses

  • Scarf
  • Shawl

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

I purchased this yarn to use on my knitting machine for a light weight sweater/jacket. Unfortunately I did not buy enough the first time around, so had to purchase additional. The dye lot was definitely different, but worked ok. The yarn has a great soft hand, knits easily and blocks well. The colors are very rich. Even when I ripped out the knitting, the yarn did not split.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Love it, it's everything as described. Beautiful and luscio

By teresa

from Elmira, Oregon

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Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

It's everything as described. A pleasure to work with and the color is amazing.

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  • No

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5.0

I have fallen in love!

By JP

from Ridgeland, MS

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Brilliant Colorway
  • Lustrous
  • priced well
  • soft

Cons

  • Tricky To Wind Into Ball

Best Uses

  • Lace work
  • Shawl
  • Wrap

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

Working on an open lace work shawl. I'm using the color "piedras" and it is stunning! The colorway ranges from a rich brown to warm gold; with pops of rust and orange. Silk makes this yarn so lustrous and the alpaca is incredibly soft. Light and airy, I am comfortable I can wear this beautiful shawl without it feelling too warm. The light and airiness contributes to it being a challenge to wind into a ball from the hank. But tough it out; the end result is gorgeous!

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  • No

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4.0

Beautiful color and softness

By JES

from Heathsville, VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

I've been knitting many years, but this is the first time I've knitted a lace shawl with beading. The yarn is incredibly strong. I had to redo several rows, and the yarn held up, although it does easily drop stitches if not careful. The shawl turned out beautifully, with softness and a brilliant color (Ravalry red)

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  • No

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5.0

Incredible Yarn!

By Highland Heart

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

This is the most incredible yarn I have worked with and seen in a long time. I am not normally able to wear animal fibers such as wool, alpaca, mohair, kidsilk, etc., but the silk and baby alpaca combo in this yarn is a dream--so incredibly soft I can actually wear it next to my highly allergic skin. The colors are amazing, much better than monitors can show. It's a true fine laceweight; I held two strands together to get a sportweight for a certain project and WOW--just gorgeous! It was the polar morn I used, but I know I will be using different colors and coming back to this yarn again and again. Amazingly soft, yet strong and with a beautiful delicate halo.

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  • No

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5.0

Fantastic Yarn

By texas quilt woman

from Lubbock, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

I am new to knitting with a lace yarn. Quite frankly, I am new to knitting. This yarn is wonderful. It does not split or fray. It will be my "go to" yarn for lace weight projects. I would not hesitate to recommend it to any knitter. I am using it to make a scarf for my daughter.

Service and delivery comments:

I am always pleased with service from WEBS. Orders are delivered promptly and merchandise is well packaged so as to avoid damage to enclosed product.
My "go to" "store" for yarn, needles, etc.

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  • No

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5.0

Affordable Luxury

By Lala

from Northern California

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Pros

  • Affordable
  • Alpaca
  • Gifts
  • Shawls
  • Silky
  • Soft

Cons

  • Skeins
  • small

Best Uses

  • Shawls

Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

This is a wonderful fiber for people who do not like wool. It is soft and lovely to knit with. It's inexpensive and comes in an array of beautiful colors.I love it!It's my go to yarn for making shawls as gifts for others.

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  • No

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5.0

Wonderful yarn!

By AnnaK

from Boulder, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great Colors
  • Silky
  • Soft

Cons

  • Need More Colorways

Best Uses

    Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

    I have purchased several of these skeins, love the softness, shine and stitch definition. It blocks beautifully and is possibly my favorite silk blend! My only wish is for more color ways!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Scrumptious colors

    By Snuuze

    from Rio Rancho, NM

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    Pros

    • Colors are very vibrant
    • Yarn is soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Light Weight Garment

      Comments about Malabrigo Baby Silkpaca Lace:

      My plan is to knit a light weight cardigan on my standard bed knitting machine. I haven't swatched it yet, so can't comment on how well it handles. But it feels like it will be easy to manage and should knit up easily. The color range is beautiful!

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      • No

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