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4.6

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.

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.

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
$15.00 hank Discountable
  • LOTUS In Stock 23 hanks $15.00
  • ARCOIRIS Arco Iris In Stock 10 hanks $15.00
  • ARAPEY In Stock 22 hanks $15.00
  • ARCHANGEL In Stock 25 hanks $15.00
  • BORRAJAS In Stock 14 hanks $15.00
  • CANDOMBE In Stock 5 hanks $15.00
  • CEREZA In Stock 32 hanks $15.00
  • CHIRCAS In Stock 50+ hanks $15.00
  • CHUY In Stock 32 hanks $15.00
  • GLITTER In Stock 24 hanks $15.00
  • HOJAS In Stock 24 hanks $15.00
  • INDIECITA In Stock 23 hanks $15.00
  • JUPITER In Stock 4 hanks $15.00
  • LAVANDA In Stock 43 hanks $15.00
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  • PIEDRAS In Stock 35 hanks $15.00
  • PLOMO In Stock 25 hanks $15.00
  • POCION In Stock 30 hanks $15.00
  • TABACOS In Stock 25 hanks $15.00
  • TEALFEATHE Teal Feather Backordered $15.00
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MalabrigoMecha
 
4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (68)
  • Nice texture (60)
  • Good weight (56)
  • Knits quickly (53)
  • Machine washable (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (57)
  • Hats (48)
  • Sweaters (37)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Blanket (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (47), Artist (13), Parent (9), Novice (8), Collector (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (62), Yes (12)

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

Yummy, gorgeous Beautiful!

By Chrisn'Di

from Brush Prairie, WA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Knits Quickly
  • Soft

Cons

  • Sheds

Best Uses

  • Sweaters

Comments about Malabrigo 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.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Stunning colors and a pleasure to work with.

By Natti

from Knox, IN

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves

    Comments about Malabrigo 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Malabrigo mecha makes beautiful hats and blankets

    By Dorothy

    from Queens NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blankets
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

        Excellent quality

        • Was this a gift?:
        • 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 Malabrigo 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?

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          So Soft

          By Tina

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

            This is one of my favorite yarns to work with. It is soft and very easy to knit. I have knitted cable sweaters, cardigans and jackets. The colors are bursting of happiness.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            4.0

            Soft and squishy

            By Magaidhbhan

            from Cambridge, MA

            About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              Soft, airy, beautiful single-ply. The variations from the kettle-dye keep it interesting to knit (even though the person I was knitting for refused anything more complicated than a ribbed beanie). One skein was ample for a hat; since I'd bought two, I used the second to make a matching pair of gloves. I'm thrilled to have found a soft single-ply that's superwash! I'll be interested to see how it wears; I'm worried about pilling, but so far so good.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Lovely, but alternate the balls!

              By TT

              from Houston, TX

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              Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

              This is just gorgeous yarn. I used Cereza for a scarf for a gift. I wish I had paid attention to the note about alternating balls of yarn. After knitting with it I realized that the two hanks were not only different in color but also even a little different in sheen and weight...? I think alternating the balls would have minimized this enough to make it unnoticeable. Next time I'll know better.
              In any case, it is beautiful yarn, and I will definitely use it again.

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              5.0

              Love it

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              By CrochetNewb

              from UT

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Easy To Fix
              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                I made an infinity scarf with this yarn, it worked up well and was BEAUTIFUL. And since it's for my teenage sister in law it being machine washable is a HUGE plus!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Mecha

                By fiberlass

                from Gastonia, NC

                About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Long time knitter

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits Quickly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Color darker than shown
                • Easy To Split

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Malabrigo Mecha:

                I am making a sweater with this yarn. It is soft and feels good to the touch, but is easily split if you are not careful. It is knitting up nicely so far. It is way darker than the samples shown on the website, even in project section. I was hoping for it to be more like what I saw online but I am using it anyway, too much hassle to send it back.

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                • No

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