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Malabrigo Rastita

It's Rastita from Malabrigo, Rasta's little cousin! Rastita is the same so-soft, slightly fulled 100% merino wool, but in a versatile DK weight. You'll fall in love with Rastita's radiant hand-dyed hues and 300+ yds/hank. Rastita is perfect for finer-gauge projects that show off those unmistakeable Malabrigo colors. Made in Uruguay.

To give you an idea of what you can do with Malabrigo Rastita, have a look at this Customer Spotlight on our blog.

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.

Please note: Malabrigo Rastita 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:
100g/310yds
Gauge:
5-5.5 sts = 1" on US 6-7
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MalabrigoRastita
 
4.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (10)
  • Good weight (9)
  • Soft (9)
  • Knits quickly (8)
  • Dyed evenly (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (5)
    • Sweaters (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Love this yarn!

    By TagandLink

    from Readfield, ME

    About Me Enthusiast

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Check Skeins In Same Lot

    Best Uses

      Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

      Used this to make a top down pullover. You have to realize that this yarn will create large pools and even in the same dye lot. So, used a lighter shade up near the neck and the darker skeins for the arms and body. Worked out beautifully. Love the feel of it. Very soft and lightweight. The colors are wonderful and I'll definitely be buying again.

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      4.0

      Rastita radiates a rich blend of colors

      By Chris

      from Chicago area

      About Me Artist, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Easy To Fix
      • Feels Great
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

          I found this yarn to be finer than other DK weight yarn I have used. I think this would be a great weight for weaving. I used it doubled to make a scarf on #11 needles that looks rich and textured.

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          4.0

          Lovely yarn with a caveat

          By Sheltiegirl

          from Alexandria, VA

          About Me Experienced knitter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color And Textu
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • This Yarn Was Lovely

          Cons

          • 2nd Skein Full Of Knots

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

          I really enjoyed working with Rastita. It is a roving spun yarn but had no tendency to twist or knot. It was very easy to knit and I didn't feel any need to block when finished. I am a diehard wet blocker!

          Service and delivery comments:

          I absolutely love to order from Webs! Marvelous selection of superb yarns. This order arrived very promptly and I started my project immediately. Regrettably, the second skein was full of knots and not suitable for the reversible cowl I was making. I emailed a picture to customer service and Debbie quickly and graciously sent another skein, even matched the dye lot! Thank you, Debbie, for your excellent customer service! I shall be back to Webs soon.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Very nice yarn!

          By Shalga

          from San Antonio Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

              The colors in my Peacock yarn are beautiful. I plan to make another shawl from this shade for my daughter-in-law as she saw it and liked it too.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Luxerious

              By Bonbon

              from Medford,or

              About Me Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Lovely drape
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Poncho
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                I am using rastita to make a simple, drapey shawl and it is a perfect weight and variegated color for that. A real pleasure to work with.

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                5.0

                Malabrigo color in a squishy DK

                By Katie

                from New York, NY

                About Me Enthusiast, Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gloves
                  • Hats
                  • Scarves
                  • Socks
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                  I made a shawlette for my grandmother with the colorway Marte. The yarn was a joy to work with and glowed with Malabrigo's signature staurated colors. The finished object was wonderfully soft and hid my little mistakes, and in the final blocking the yarn held the lace points nicely. I have yet to see how it holds up over time, but I have no complaints!

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                  5.0

                  Divine

                  By tmgukcatfan

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                    I bought this yarn to use to make a special surprise gift for an aunt. The color was spectacular and the yarn was very soft. It works up nicely and was a pleasure to work with. I knit the "Age of Steam and Brass" shawl from Ravelry and had enough yarn to extend the pattern just a little. It turned out to be the perfect size and my aunt loves it! I would use this yarn again in a heartbeat.

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                    5.0

                    MADLY in love!

                    By Miss Ophelia Rose

                    from NC

                    About Me Knit To Escape, Knit To Relax, Obsessed With Knitting

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful color
                    • Does not split
                    • Knits easily

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                        I love Malabrigo yarns. The colors are stunning, and the end result is unique. I am using Mostaza. The yarn changes color in different lighting. In artificial light, the greens take over, and the color is sort of a military green effect. In sunlight, the yellows take over, and the green becomes more of a chartreuse. It is stunning! I am knitting a sweaterdress, and couldn't be more pleased. The yarn handles beautifully, slips easily and does not split.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        LOVE Webs! Great customer service and quick shipping. This is a wonderful company!

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                        5.0

                        Gorgeous yarn!

                        By Audrey

                        from Manitoba, Canada

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Texture

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                            Beautiful yarn! Colour was so rich, and the yarn so soft. A joy to knit with it.

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                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Gorgeous in every way

                            By Katie

                            from Meriden, CT

                            About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                                I used one skein for a crescent shawl and it is perfect: the stitch definition is amazing, the color is amazing and the feel of the yarn on the needles is amazing. Can't go wrong here.

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