Malabrigo Mecha

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  • Fiber Content: 100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool
  • Weight: Bulky
  • Gauge: 2.75-3.25 sts = 1" on US 10-11
  • Weight/Yardage: 100g/130yds
  • Care: Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Peru

Soft and cozy, Malabrigo Mecha is 100% superwash wool. Mecha means "single ply" in Uruguayan Spanish and this bulky weight yarn is one strand of gently twisted wool with a light halo and oodles of color. Mecha is saturated in Malabrigo's signature deep, rich tones. Imagine this sumptuous, squishy wool worked up into a favorite sweater or stunning accessories, all so easy to care for! 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 Mecha is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 hanks will be of mixed dye lots.

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Yarn > Knitting YarnMecha
 
4.6

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (73)
  • Nice texture (64)
  • Good weight (60)
  • Knits quickly (55)
  • Machine washable (38)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (60)
  • Hats (51)
  • Sweaters (40)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Blanket (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (49), Artist (14), Parent (9), Novice (8), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Toasteee...aah

I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS &...Read complete review

I love this yarn..chunky, quick knit..knitted scarf frogged and knitted again over a period of four nights. The best thing about this yarn is its SOFTNESS & WARMTH...heaven!! With the polar vortex passing over the Northeast..my scarf has become my constant companion - it's lightweight, soft and so very, very warm.
My biggest frustration is the freaking colors...my colors varied from the pics; they are supposedly produced in dye lots of 10...my orders were from same dye lot - Made a scarf from Candombe and frogged because the last of 3 hanks was so different from the other two (moved it to the middle). I just received the Arco Iris and it is not what I expected...BUT...the warmth makes it forgivable..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed this year...

I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different...Read complete review

I've been a huge fan of Malabrigo yarns. My husband's favorite hat was made last year from Mecha yarn. So this year (2014) I splurged on a number of skeins in different colorways. My intended use was one skein moebius scarves for sale and gifts. The skeins looked different out of the package. I hand ball them so I noticed that there was an unexpected "thick/thin" charateristic to the yarn. And the thin parts are compacted and rough. Then the knots showed up. I hate knots and think they're a major ding to customers. Especially when they show up in order to add a random small poorly spun stretch of yarn at the end to fill their yardage - grrrr....! Not one skein, but all of them! Which means I have to rethink how I'll use these yarns. Coasters? yikes! So one star for good price. One star for great color. That's it. I'll pay extra and stick with Madelinetosh.

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5.0

Absolutely wonderful yarn!

By Becky

from Chalfant, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

    I made the poncho for my sister. She was astounded! She's had folks stop and ask her if she made it, where did she get the yarn, etc. I'm getting ready to crochet 3 scarves--one for my sis, and one each for two friends. Can't wait to see the color I just ordered--Whalesong--for my sis' scarf.

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    • Yes

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    5.0

    Fabulous texture and color!

    By Yarn Dancer

    from Minneapolis, MN

    About Me Artist

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

        I used this yarn to knit a prayer shawl for someone who recently lost her spouse. It turned out so soft and beautiful, it was like a hug when she put it on. I would also use this yarn for sweaters; so cuddly!

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very good

        By Knitting love

        from Cape cod Massachusetts

        About Me Child

        Pros

        • Excellent Colors
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Machine Washable
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bean Bags
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

          This item has great color choices and is super soft. It is good for kids hands.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Yarnaholic

          from NC

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Machine Washable
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blankers
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

            I love Malabrigo, from their color ranges and different hues to the softness. This yarn is super soft and a dream to work with. Glides through your fingers like butter. The colors are amazing, and once made it really is a beautiful piece when it all comes together to the final item.

            I buy their yarn even when I don't have a project in mind because I love it that much!

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            • Yes

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            4.0

            Very pretty but tangles easily

            By MichelleH

            from Richmond, VA

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            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                This yarn is beautiful and looks great with even simple stitches. It's not as thick/bulky as I expected given description and it tangles ups a lot, which is frustrating. I'd still recommend it overall though.

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                5.0

                Yummy, gorgeous Beautiful!

                By Chrisn'Di

                from Brush Prairie, WA

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                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Sheds

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                To create depth and gauge I used a double stand and it made a dense but equally soft feel that turned into a marvelous result.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Stunning colors and a pleasure to work with.

                By Natti

                from Knox, IN

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hats
                  • Scarves

                  Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                  I fell in love with this wool the moment I held it in my hands. Stunningly beautiful bright colors. I made a cowl that turned out more beautiful than I imagined it would. I can't wait to start another project with this wool.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Malabrigo mecha makes beautiful hats and blankets

                  By Dorothy

                  from Queens NY

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Machine Washable
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft
                  • Vibrant Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Blankets
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                    I have bought a lot of this to make gifts. I crochet rather than knit.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    All Malabrigo is wonderful, this weight works up quickly.

                    By Knotty Hooker

                    from Midlothian, TX

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hats
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                      Excellent quality

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                      • No

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                      3.0

                      wonderful yarn but...

                      By Chrisn'Di

                      from Brush Prairie, WA

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Nice Texture

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Mecha:

                        This yarn is lovely. My only complaint was on my original order I failed to order enough. When I tried reordering I was told the company was out of the yarn and I'd have to wait a while for the rest of the skeins to arrive. My concern now is matching a new batch with the skeins I purchased previously and everything working out. Since it's a verigated color hopefully the new skeins will be okay. I'm growing impatient because it's been almost a month. What I've knit thus far is gorgeous but will the rest of it turn out too?

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                        • Yes

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