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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
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice texture (19)
  • Soft (18)
  • Good weight (17)
  • Knits quickly (12)
  • Dyed evenly (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sweaters (11)
    • Scarves (10)
    • Gloves (3)
    • Hats (3)
    • Socks (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (16), Artist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Malabrigo color in a squishy DK

    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...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Rastita by Malabrio

    Wanted to use for a blanket

    Wanted to use for a blanket

    Reviewed by 22 customers

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    5.0

    love the color and feel of the yarn. Def use again!

    By barbann

    from Missouri

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Felts
    • Not Machine Washable Or D

    Best Uses

    • Felting
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

    Loved working with this
    Can't wait to use again

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Lovely colors

    By Usedthread

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

      It is lighter weight than I imagined. Am making a sweater from it and the thinness of the resulting fabric is a bonus in our mild Texas winters. It's one of those soft yarns you can't put down. I've had no snagging or splitting at all.

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      • No

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rastita

      By yogalass

      from Cape Girardeau, MO

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Socks
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

        I am a big fan of Malabrigo yarns and am looking forward to knitting with the Rastita. I love DK weight yarn.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Soft, smooth and beautiful

        By fleurdelivre

        from RI

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

            Rastita is a pleasure to knit. The subtle color variations add interest to plain old stockinette with out creating a distraction from the fabric itself or shape of the garment.

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Rastita by Malabrio

            By LV

            from Rockport, MA

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Too Thin For Dk

            Cons

            • Too Thin For Dk

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Socks

            Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

            Wanted to use for a blanket

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Works Up Beautifully!

            By Becca

            from Western Massachusetts

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                I used this to make a shrug and I was afraid that the color bands would group and make a blotchy appearance in the garment. This did not happen and the resulting shrug was quite lovely!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Lovely yarn

                By lckain

                from Maryland

                About Me Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Doesn't Twist
                • Good colors
                • Good Weight
                • Hides Mistakes
                • Nice Texture
                • Nice Variegation
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Don't Trust Colors In Pic

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                This is beautiful yarn, very easy to work with. After having gotten a couple hanks of the Nomeolvides locally, I was hoping the photo on Webs wasn't what they were stocking - happy to say it wasn't. The lots I got from Webs were same as what I got locally: Very dark, "mysterious" blues & steel with subtle variegation. Beautiful!!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great, prompt service. Love Webs!!

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                • No

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                5.0

                RASTITA MY FAVORITE YARN

                By Knit King

                from Southeast Texas

                About Me Artist

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Scarves
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                  Malabrigo yarn is one of the best yarn brands on the market in my opinion. I am allergic to wool, but this Merino wool works great for me!

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Wide variation

                  By lckain

                  from Maryland

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Rastita:

                    I used Malabrigo Rastita Nomeolvides as an element in an afghan. Nomeolvides is - happily - a lot richer/darker than the photo, and doesn't have wild variation within or among hanks. I sandwiched stripes of Nomeolvides between Rowan Felted Tweed Clay, and frankly got really stuck in trying to find the perfect rich/dark variegated red for the other color to sandwich between stripes of the neutral clay. The Jupiter Rastita has too much pink in it, and the extreme variation within and among hanks is undesirable for my purposes. I may try Madeline Tosh Tart (risky: although the photo for Tart in fingering weight is the perfect color, the photo of Tart in DK weight [which I need] is NOT)

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this yarn!

                    By TagandLink

                    from Readfield, ME

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                    See all my reviews

                    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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