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Malabrigo Silky Merino

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. 

Content:
51% Silk/49% Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash
Weight/Yardage:
50g/150yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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MalabrigoSilky Merino
 
4.8

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (36)
  • Good weight (29)
  • Nice texture (29)
  • Knits quickly (19)
  • Hides mistakes (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (29)
  • Hats (23)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Gloves (9)
  • Socks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (25), Artist (11), Parent (4), Collector (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (7)

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

My new favorite yarn!

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By Sue RN

from Hamburg, MI

About Me Moderately Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Malabrigo 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

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    4.0

    Lovely, soft yarn

    By Gran510

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Undertwisted Occasionally

    Best Uses

      Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

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

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By the knitting midwife

      from Lansing MI

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        Lovely to work with. Beautiful colors, so soft!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        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 Malabrigo 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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        5.0

        Soft and Yummy

        By Yarn Crazy in PA

        from Exton, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Color Varies

        Best Uses

        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        Bought this to make a cowl as a gift. Needed 2 skeins so I had to knit with both - switched on every row to keep color consistency throughout garment. With that in mind - it's a beautiful yarn! Love the fibers and I do love the color variations throughout.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Soft & Beautiful

        By Crazy knitter

        from Riverside California

        About Me 58 Years Young, Akways Knitting, Love to knit

        See all my reviews

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        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        I love working with this beautiful yarn. The only thing is that most of the colors are out of stock.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Feels like a dream.

        By Dreidledog31

        from Columbus OH

        About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Knitter Spinner Sometim

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Nice Texture
        • Project Not Yet Started
        • Soft

        Cons

        • None It's Gorgeous Yrn

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

        It takes a little too long to receive packGe, although all products are packed well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love it!

        By Juana Knit

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

          Make sure to order enough from one dye lot to complete your project!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          a new fan

          By ohmay

          from San Francisco

          About Me Artist, Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Cozy
          • Good Weight
          • Gorgeous colors
          • Hides Mistakes
          • Knits Quickly
          • Lovely Blend
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

            I purchased the yarn specifically to make a Swirl sweater and it is coming out fantastic. The colors I ended up with was not my first choice as the inventory seems to be on short supply (backorder). I originally did not like the look of the yarn in the hanks, but it is coming out beautifully knitted. It feels wonderful as I knit with it and I can just imagine wearing the soft cozy sweater. I just hope that it will stand up well when washed and not pill.

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            • No

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            5.0

            quick and nice

            By no nickname

            from berkeley, CA

            About Me Knitfidgit

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Socks

              Comments about Malabrigo Silky Merino:

              i bought some other brand yarn on a store closing sale, and found that it would not suffice for a pair of socks. online searching found that line of yarn was discontinued, so I found this as nearest in composition. It works.

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              • Yes

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