Malabrigo - Rios

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Malabrigo is a family owned yarn company located in Uruguay and they have developed a line of Hand-Dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Their products are made out of the softest fibers available and inspired by nature, as well as landscapes, places, art and day-to-day life. This is what they try to represent when naming the 18 yarn varieties and the range of over 300 colors they come in. They produce yarn because we are passionate about it. They believe in the pleasure of knitting with good-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing whatever is made out of them. Their wish is to continue developing yarns and colors to inspire people all over the world, and in return be inspired by them.

Yarn: Rios

Soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn is a workhorse! The plies help resist pilling and washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. And like all Malabrigo yarns, it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from their premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.

Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and kids items, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches, colorwork.

  • Weight: Worsted
  • Texture: plied
  • Yardage/Meters: 210 yards (192 meters)
  • Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
  • Gauge: 18.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
  • Recommended needle size: US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
  • Recommended hook size US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm
  • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
  • Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble.

Note: As a hand-dyed yarn, Malabrigo can vary from skein to skein within a dye lot (and even from the picture displayed above!); different dye lots can vary enough to seem like different colorways. It's important to purchase enough yarn for your project from a single dye lot; alternating skeins every couple of row as you knit or crochet is advisable to blend skeins visually in the finished garment.

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  • 5
    rios has always been a favorite yarn of mine. extremely lovely to knit with. will always be knitting with it and hopefully buying it from JPK&S

    Posted by jo anne steeves on Aug 11th 2021

    same as above. beautiful yarn. using this new batch for holiday hats which I have done many times before. everyone always wants more of a rios hat. (different color of course!! also a wonderful shopping experience!

  • 5

    Posted by Natasha Naim on May 29th 2021

    Malabrigo Rios is one of my favorite yarns. With a variety of fun and delightful colors and a soft bouncy texture, Malabrigo Rios is fun to knit all the way around.

  • 5
    Malabrigo Rios

    Posted by Katrina on Apr 2nd 2021

    This yarn is wonderfully squishy and wears very well. It is a great value for the price.

  • 5
    Stunning Yarn

    Posted by Susan on Jun 30th 2020

    I am just beginning my project with this yarn. The color is stunning! The wool is soft and easy to work with. It’s working up quickly ... not sure if that is because pandemic sense of time and focus is just different. ☺️

  • 5
    I love this yarn!

    Posted by Elaine on May 6th 2020

    Malabrigo Rios has been an absolute favorite of mine for years. They have great colors and quality is great! Very soft.