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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
$22.00 hank Discountable
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MalabrigoRasta
 
4.7

(based on 87 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (77)
  • Knits quickly (69)
  • Nice texture (63)
  • Good weight (55)
  • Dyed evenly (22)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Scarves (61)
  • Hats (43)
  • Sweaters (16)
  • Felting (11)
  • Gloves (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (53), Artist (22), Parent (12), Novice (10), Collector (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (70), Yes (8)

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...

Very disappointed with this yarn, in particular LOTUS, the picture featured online was much more sky blue and purple, the skein I received is VERY purple with very little blue in there. SO...Read complete review

Very disappointed with this yarn, in particular LOTUS, the picture featured online was much more sky blue and purple, the skein I received is VERY purple with very little blue in there. SO disappointed. I loved the pic on the website as loved the mix of cold blue and rich purple :(

I appreciate it is hand-dyed however expected it to somehow resemble a LITTLE the photo. The downside of internet shopping I guess.

And its such a shame because it is a beautiful yarn.

Reviewed by 87 customers

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5.0

I have bought this product many many times....

By ldconn

from Colorado

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

    I made hats and matching scarves for family Christmas presents with this yarn - 10 sets to be exact. Love the colors, weight, softness of this product. Only drawback - it is so popular that I have been back ordered for over a month on one color set.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Rasta Rocks

    By Goodie

    from San Jose

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

      I made cowls for my friends and family - they are my Cowl Girls

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Arco Iris Malabrigo Rasta bulky merino yarn

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      By farmer frances

      from Oakhurst, TX

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Deliciously Soft And Warm
      • Soft

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

      The multicolors of the Arco Iris go with so many colors it can be worn with almost any top or blouse or shirt or sweater or coat. I made scarves for the whole family and their favorites were what I made with the multicolor, chunky Arco Iris. The merino wool was so soft against the skin and so warm. I will order this again and again. I bought a large order and had to be careful to keep the groups of yarn in their 5 skein lots to keep the colors exact, but this was a big success!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Beautiful yarn

      By Knits with cats

      from Syracuse, NY

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Darn Knit Hat As Gift
        • Hats

        Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

        Great price and oh so beautiful colors. Knits up very quickly to produce a very classy item. It's surprising how far one skein goes. I am planning on making more Darn Knit hats in the Rasta for myself and as gifts. Makes for a very productive evening.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        beautiful blend of colors

        By dawn

        from New Jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Nicely Dyed

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Heavy Garment

          Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

          Loved the wool made an Einstein Coat thst everyone raves about!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Wonderful yarn and great colors.

          By Cape Knitter

          from Cape Cod, MA

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Small Dye Lots

          Best Uses

          • Scarves

          Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

          Have used this yarn to make many scarves and cowls.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Heavenly

          By Knitting Is My Addiction

          from Southington CT

          About Me Collector, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Absolutely Gorgeous Color
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

            I ordered 5 different skeins of this and didn't kniw what to expect. omg! i oggled this yarn with delight. Love it and don't want to give any of the scarves away!!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Malabringo Rasta

            By SANDY

            from ohio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Great
            • I Have Made Using This
            • Knits Quickly
            • Love This Yarneverything
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft
            • Yarn Has Turned Out

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

            GREAT YARN

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            beautiful but not true color

            By lanstan

            from Oregon

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Fix
            • Knits Quickly
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Felting

              Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

              I ordered 4 of the colors and none are true to the picture but all were very lovely!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Just love Rast a by Malabrigo!

              By bethbear

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Hides Mistakes
              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Color Can Vary With Dye L

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Socks
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Rasta:

              I love the variegated colors. It is soft and warm but will stretch a little. I have used several patterns from "Rast a in Brooklyn", Malabrigo Book 7. Several patterns are easy enough for a slightly advanced beginner, are quick to knit and eye-catching.
              My only concern is that one packaged lot seems to be 5 skeins. I am knitting the "greenpoint" jacket from above book and have one "different" skein but it can be added in on small ammounts.
              Over all I like this yarn because of the colors and the fun,quick projects.

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