Our Yarns

  • Nube

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    Spinners asked and we listened! Our ultra-soft merino is now available as unspun top, in a selection of our most beloved colorways. It is truly a joy to spin, full of fluff and loft and unmatched softness! Of course, you can also knit with the roving itself for a uniquely fluffy effect, or use it for thrums or needlefelting.

    Great for: Spinning, thrums, needle-felting, wet-felting, accessories, weaving, other arts and crafts projects.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Roving
    • Texture: Spinning fiber
    • Yardage/Meters: 5y (4.6m)
    • Skein wieght: 113 grams (3.99 ounces)
    • Content: 100% Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Rasta

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    A lightly-fulled single-ply yarn of magnum proportions! Whip out a super-cozy accessory in just hours with this super-sized delight of a yarn. Our premium Uruguayan merino is just as soft as ever, and Rasta comes in a range of our unique “watercolor multi” colorways as well as a rainbow of semi-solid basics. Unbelievably squishy, this is the yarn to turn to when you want the ultimate in warmth (or the ultimate in speed!)

    Great for: Quick knits, textured stitches, hats, cowls, scarves, outerwear.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
    • Texture: single ply slightly felted with a twist
    • Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)
    • Gauge: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 13 - 15 or 9 - 10mm
    • Content: 100% Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Mecha

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    A rare single-ply superwash yarn! Our superwash merino takes color in the most vivid, rich way, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the multi-layered hues of Mecha! Soft as always, Mecha has a slight thick-and-thin texture, a fantastic loft, and is the perfect size for quick but not-too-heavy projects.

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

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi)
    • Texture: singles
    • Yardage/Meters: 130 yards (119 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 11.0 to 13.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
    • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble
  • Aquarella

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    What a fun yarn! Aquarella was the first of our yarns to use our unique “watercolor-multi” dye process- we loved it so much we now use it on many of our bases! Aquarella is a single-ply, bulky wool with a drastic thick-and-thin texture, which makes for a truly interesting finished fabric and a fun knitting experience. Combined with the watercolor, the effect is stunning!

    Great for: Quick knits, accessories, housewares, bold and chunky garments, simple stitch patterns

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
    • Texture: Single ply
    • Yardage/Meters: 65 yards (59 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 9.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 13 - 9.0 mm
    • Content: 100% Wool
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Gruesa

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    Gruesa is a single-ply, bulky wool with a drastic thick-and-thin texture, which makes for a truly interesting finished fabric and a fun knitting experience. It is the semi-solid counterpart to Aquarella, and comes in a rainbow of glorious colorways. Wonderful for last minute gifts and simple, fast knits!

    Great for: Quick knits, accessories, housewares, bold and chunky garments, simple stitch patterns.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Super Bulky (5-6 wpi)
    • Texture: Single ply
    • Yardage/Meters: 65 yards (59 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 9.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 13 - 9.0 mm
    • Content: 100% Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Chunky

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    One of our classics! We took our Merino Worsted, fattened it up, and plied it to create this squooshy treat of a yarn! Chunky’s nice smooth texture and semi-solid colors make it perfect for bulky cables and bold textures - or choose a variegated colorway and let the colors do the work!

    Great for: Quick knits, accessories, outerwear, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi)
    • Texture: Plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 104 yards (95 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces).
    • Gauge: 14.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
    • Content: 100% Merino Wool
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Twist

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    Twist is a densely-plied, true Aran-weight yarn made from the same soft merino as our Worsted. It has a fantastic drape and warmth, and a lush, thick, “weighty” hand- truly decadent! It comes in an array of rich semi-solid and variegated colors, and has a slight thick-and-thin texture that adds depth the surface of your finished project.

    Great for: Outerwear, heavy garments, accessories, textured stitches, colorwork, cables.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
    • Texture: 8-ply slightly thick/thin
    • Yardage/Meters: 150 yards (137 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 4.0 to 5.0 sts = 1 inch
    • Recommended needle size: US 8 - 11 or 5 - 8mm
    • Content: 100% Baby Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Merino Worsted

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    This is it, the original Worsted that made Malabrigo an international favorite! A buttery-soft single ply of fine Uruguayan Merino wool, this yarn has excellent stitch definition, comes in an enormous rainbow of colors (solids, semisolids, and variegateds) and is deliciously squishy and cozy. It’s also fantastic for felting projects! Like all our yarns, it is kettle-dyed in small batches with by our artisan dyers and is full of subtle variation and beauty.  

    Great for: Accessories and hand-wash-friendly garments, next-to-skin wear, cables, textured stitches, colorwork, felting, anything where warmth and comfort are a factor!

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi)
    • Texture: singles
    • Yardage/Meters: 210 yards (192 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 18.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm
    • Content: 100% Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Rios

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    Soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn is our workhorse! The plies help resist pilling and washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. And like all our yarns, it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from our 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.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

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

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    Like Rasta, but thinner! This DK-weight yarn shares Rasta’s lightly-felted, single-ply construction and many of the same gorgeous watercolor-multi colorways, but its lighter weight means it’s fantastic for garments, shawls, and other lightweight applications.

    Great for: Shawls, scarves, accessories, lace, textured stitches, cables, lightweight garments.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
    • Texture: single ply slightly felted with a twist
    • Yardage/Meters: 310 yards (283 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 20.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 6 - 7 or 4 - 4.5mm
    • Content: 100% Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.
  • Arroyo

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    A soft and sturdy plied sport-weight, Arroyo has quickly become a favorite among knitters! It’s perfect for those everyday lightweight (but warm) garments, and the superwash wool means it’s easy to take care of. Think of it as a Rios’s baby brother! (And speaking of babies, it’s perfect for them too.)

    Great for: Shawls, scarves, accessories, lace, textured stitches, cables, lightweight garments, baby and kids items

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi)
    • Texture: Plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 335 yards (306 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces).
    • Gauge: 20.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm
    • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
    • Cares: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble.
  • Silky Merino

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    This delightfully drapey favorite combines 50% silk and 50% merino into a single-ply DK yarn that is absolutely a treat to knit and a joy to wear. The combination is soft, smooth, and itch-free even on the most sensitive skin- absolutely wonderful for garments, scarves, and other next-to-your-skin items. The silk content gives the yarn a bit more weight and drape than a pure merino, and a slight sheen that is absolutely gorgeous. The fibers take dye a little differently, adding extra depth to the wide selection of semi-solid, variegated, and watercolor-multi colorways available.

    Great for: Accessories, shawls, garments, cables, colorwork, textured stitches, lace.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
    • Texture: Single
    • Yardage/Meters: 150 yards (137 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
    • Gauge: 22.0 to 24.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm
    • Content: 51% Silk, 49% Merino
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.

     

  • Finito

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    Finito is a special treat indeed - we seek out the absolute finest Uruguayan merino that we can buy (usually only in limited quantities each year!) The individual fibers are nearly as fine as cashmere, and the finished 2-ply fingering-weight yarn has a downy halo of absolute luxury- truly a joy to knit and wear!

    Great for: Shawls, scarves, accessories, lace, textured stitches, lightweight garments, luxurious gifts.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
    • Texture: plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 200 yards (183 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
    • Gauge: 6.0 to 6.5 sts = 1 inch
    • Recommended needle size: US 2 - 4 or 2.75 - 3.5mm
    • Content: 100% Super Fine Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water
  • Mechita

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    We liked Mecha so much, we hit it with a shrink ray! Mechita is a fingering-weight version of our beautifully-dyed single-ply superwash yarn. Just as soft and rich as the original, but great for lighter projects!

    Great for: Shawls, scarves, garments, accessories, baby and kids items, lace, cables, textured stitches.

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)
    • Texture: singles
    • Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 26.0 to 30.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 1 - 2 or 2.25 - 2.75mm
    • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble

     

  • Sock

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    A soft, smoothly-plied, lightweight sock yarn in a range of semi-solid and watercolor multi colorways. Spun from our luxurious merino and treated to make it machine washable for easy care. Don’t be fooled by the name- while it’s certainly a treat for the feet, this delightful yarn is also a particular favorite for shawls and scarves!

    Great for: Lace, shawls, scarves, garments, baby and child items, gloves, and of course socks!

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

     

    • Weight: Light Fingering / 3 ply
    • Texture: Plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 440 yards (402 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
    • Gauge: 32.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm
    • Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble.
  • Mora

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    Pure Mulberry silk, the ultimate in luxury! This two-ply fingering weight yarn is as strong as it is soft. The pure silk takes dye with an unparalleled richness, for colors that will blow your socks off! 

    Great for: Shawls, scarves, fine garments, and little luxuries

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Fingering, 4 ply
    • Texture: Plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 225 yards (205 m)
    • Skein wieght: 50grs
    • Gauge: 28-30 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 1-2 or 2.25-2.75 mm
    • Content: Pure Mulberry Silk
    • Cares: Hand wash, cold water. Dry flat.
  • Silkpaca

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    Wearing an item made of Silkpaca is like wearing a cloud! This yarn is 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk, which makes it 100% luscious. Soft, silky, with just a bit of a halo. Despite being our thinnest yarn, it is plied and sturdy- perfect for lace projects and very special objects that are sure to become precious heirlooms.

    Great for: Lace, shawls, scarves, diaphanous garments

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Lace / 2 ply
    • Texture: Plied
    • Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
    • Gauge: sts
    • Recommended needle size: US 3 - 8 or 3.25 - 5mm
    • Content70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water

     

  • Lace

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    This yarn is spun from the finest merino wool, bred for generations by ranchers in Northern Uruguay. The softness and squish of this yarn is simply unparalleled. A delicate lace-weight single, it blocks like a dream and creates a fabric that is the very definition of comfort.

    Great for: Lace, shawls, scarves, lightweight garments. Works well double-stranded for accessories, garments, and colorwork!

    Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. In the tagged (*) colors, 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.

    • Weight: Lace / 2 ply
    • Texture: Single
    • Yardage/Meters: 470 yards (430 meters)
    • Skein wieght: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)
    • Gauge: 32.0 sts = 4 inches
    • Recommended needle size: US 2 - 2.75 mm
    • Content: 100% Baby Merino Wool.
    • Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.