Malabrigo Silky Merino

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  • Fiber Content: 51% Silk/49% Merino Wool
  • Weight: DK
  • Gauge: 5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
  • Weight/Yardage: 50g/150yd
  • Care: Hand Wash
  • Country Of Origin: Made in Uruguay

Malabrigo Silky Merino is a dreamy blend of merino and silk in Malabrigo's stunning colors. Create luxurious garments and cozy, yet sophisticated accessories with Malabrigo Silky Merino.  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 Silky Merino is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 skeins will be of mixed dye lots. 

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4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (42)
  • Nice texture (35)
  • Good weight (34)
  • Knits quickly (22)
  • Hides mistakes (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (35)
  • Hats (27)
  • Sweaters (19)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Socks (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (29), Artist (11), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great yarn - perfect for next-to-skin

I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins...Read complete review

I'm using this for a moebius shawl. The project has been tossed around for a couple of years. The yarn felts with work (it's about 1/2 silk) so I can do spit-joins but it hasn't compacted while I've made it wait.

The pattern is a garter stitch with simple lace at intervals (from a Cat Bordhi pattern). Although a single, it shows the stitches well. I find it easy to knit (I'm using a size 7 Addi Turbo Lace needle). The yarn does not have a tendency to split; it flows easily through my fingers and around the needles. I like the way its multi colors display; there is no striping (an effect I didn't want), and the "pooling" is small - maybe a two-row "pool" (I like pooling, but only on the right project and this isn't it).

I fully intend to work with it again. I think a new knitter could use it, as I don't find it takes any particular consideration.

The only "con" (and I don't think of it that way) is that I don't think I'd use it for a felting project - but there are plenty of yarns to use for felting and, given the next-to-skin softness of this yarn, I would rather use it for shawls, hats, scarves, and perhaps sweaters.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Tangled mess

I bought 5 skeins. 3 were a tangled mess. I had to throw one of them out. The other 2 took between 1-2 hours to untangle. When I get my wool I...Read complete review

I bought 5 skeins. 3 were a tangled mess. I had to throw one of them out. The other 2 took between 1-2 hours to untangle. When I get my wool I just want to knit. A shame because the wool itself is beautiful - it feels more silky then wooly. Good for children, or adults, who don't like itchy wool.

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5.0

delicious and nutritious!

By Erin

from Astoria, NY

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Pros

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

Cons

  • too variegated for colorwork

Best Uses

  • close to tender skin
  • Gloves
  • Scarves

Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

i bought two colors to make a double knit colorwork hat. it was soft, smooth, easy to work with, but i wound up frogging it because the colorwork wasn't showing. i plan to make a new plain double knit hat with it sometime soon.

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  • No
 
5.0

Beautiful Color and texture

By tina

from Washington

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Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

    I love the feel of the yarn. It lays nicely in the cowl I made.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Would buy this yarn again

    By Soulonthewind

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

      Excellent yarn and high quality. Knitting a pair of long lace gloves as a gift. Couldn't be more pleased. Incredibly soft but still strong. High quality as always. Will purchase this yarn again.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The great yarn for anything you want close to your skin!

      By Kayaking Goddess

      from Central New Hampshire

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cowls
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

        I purchased this initially for the newest Stephen West knit-a-long shawl. Simply superb and showed the pattern so beautifully. My leftovers I am using to make a cowl.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        affordable luxury

        By Ponemah Cove Designs

        from Pembroke, Maine

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        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Socks

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

          an affordable luxury yarn...lovely color mixes

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          • No
           
          4.0

          Colors differ from pictures and by dye lot.

          By Jean

          from Pacifica, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Easy To Knit
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Colors Radically Differ

          Best Uses

          • Scarves
          • Shawls
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

          This beautiful, luxurious yarn is a dream to work with. But beware! The colors are NOT even close to what I ordered. Malabrigo changes colors by dye lot. But....I still love this yarn!

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          5.0

          My new favorite yarn!

          By Sue RN

          from Hamburg, MI

          About Me Moderately Experienced

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          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

            I used this to knit one of the first sweaters I ever made in color Arco Iris. It turned out so much warmer and softer than I anticipated. Easy to knit with. There is quite a bit of difference between dye lots though, so get plenty.

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            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Lovely, soft yarn

            By Gran510

            from Philadelphia, PA

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            Pros

            • Beautifully Variegated
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Undertwisted Occasionally

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

              The yarn is incredibly soft so good for anyone sensitive to wool. I like it for toddler/child projects.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By the knitting midwife

              from Lansing MI

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              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

                Lovely to work with. Beautiful colors, so soft!

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                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                Lovely color, amazing feel, but too small

                By Jhadai knits

                from NJ, US

                About Me Artist

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                • Scarves

                Comments about Yarn > Knitting Yarn Silky Merino:

                Okay, I love this yarn. I ordered two skeins because I am in the process of knitting a scarf for my boyfriend. The only problem I have is that it is so small. I thought it would be a lot bigger and I am disappointed about that. I am planning on ordering 3 more skeins...sigh.

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                • Yes

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