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4.5

Malabrigo Mecha

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.

Please note: Malabrigo Mecha is produced in dye lots of 10. Any order for more than 10 hanks will be of mixed dye lots.

Content:
100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool
Care:
Machine Wash Cold, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/130yds
Gauge:
2.75-3.25 sts = 1" on US 10-11
Knitting Weight:
Bulky
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MalabrigoMecha
 
4.5

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (27)
  • Good weight (23)
  • Knits quickly (22)
  • Nice texture (21)
  • Machine washable (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves (25)
    • Hats (18)
    • Sweaters (12)
    • Gloves (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (17), Parent (6), Artist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (24), Yes (6)

    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..

    VS

    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

    Malabrigo Mecha

    By Quiba

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Parent, Retired An Avid Knitter

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

      this is a great yarn to knit. My slouchy hat is so warm I can wear it to football games and walk in frigid temps without getting cold ears

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A joy to knit

      By Hollyhocknits

      from Canaan, New Hampshire

      About Me Artist, Custom Knitter, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Machine Washable
      • Nice Texture
      • Rich colors
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cowls
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        This Merino yarn works up beautifully and looks incredibly rich. It's difficult to choose a color - they're all beautiful. It's also hard to believe it's a superwash. I used it for scarves and cowls, but I ordered enough of my favorite color to make myself a sweater.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Soft and Squishy

        By pleximama

        from DC Area

        About Me Avid knitter, Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            My daughter received two skeins of this yarn for Christmas (from me), and is making a Liesl sweater for herself with it. She loves the colorway, and how soft and squishy it is. It's taking all of my self-control not to snatch her knitting out of her hands so that I can have the pleasure of knitting with it myself. Malabrigo, yet again, is well worth it!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            mixed dye lots!

            By yarn buyer

            from minneapolis

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                  My daughter wanted this yarn for christmas. Two family members bought her yarn, one gift of two skeins, the other of three. The order of two skeins were from two different dye lots. The order of three skeins was also from two different lots. If this is standard, it should be clearer that even on orders of fewer than 10 skeins one will get mixed lots. Disappointing on such beautiful yarn.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful Yarn

                  By Edmonds Kathy

                  from Edmonds WA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dyed Evenly
                  • Good Weight
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                    This yarn worked up into a beautiful scarf with cables. The colors were rich.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Lovely yarn, but color is way off

                    By anjaBB

                    from Detroit, MI

                    About Me Artist, Novice

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Hides Mistakes
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Felting
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                    This was my first Webs order, but I have ordered Malabrigo yarns from other companies. I'm a new knitter and I love Malabrigo, it's impossible for me to give it a bad review because it's so beautiful and soft, but I'm again disappointed that the color looks very different from the picture, which has happened to me ordering other Malabrigo yarns from other vendors, as well. I thought I was getting a lighter lavendar with some blue and green (Candombe), but it's primarily a deep indigo blue with darker purples and greens. I'm sure I'll still use it, but it's so close to the other indigo Malabrigo yarn (Prussia) I bought previously, I wanted something other than that color this time. I'm realizing when ordering Malabrigo yarns, I've got to assume they will be darker in color than their photos.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Disappointed this year...

                    By MJOx

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast

                    Pros

                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Machine Washable
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Knots
                    • Odd Textrue
                    • Texture

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Toasteee...aah

                    By Tina

                    from New York, NY

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                      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..

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Happy as ever with Malabrigo

                      By becky

                      from newbury park, ca

                      About Me Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Weight
                      • Gorgeous color
                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves
                        • Socks
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                        I knit these up like a dream. The single ply gives the color the most amazing shine and glow, and makes the textures beautiful. The yarn is so "smooshy" when knit up, it's soft and comfortable and gorgeous. Wears well, knits up amazing (no splitting with single ply), and makes stunning products. Love this yarn.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        soft and lovely

                        By ffly

                        from Seattle WA

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Machine Washable
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Scarves
                          • Sweaters

                          Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                          This yarn is wonderful to work with. So soft and springy. I have been knitting baby sweaters for northern babies, not sure how it will wear or if it will pill. I am loving knitting with it and the colors are gorgeous. Love Malabrigo.

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                          • No

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