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A Quick Guide To Malabrigo Yarn

by johnkelvin318 (writer), , May 01, 2018

Below are the different yarns that Malabrigo offers and useful information on each.

Malabrigo yarn is some of the highest quality yarn you can buy. Made out of facilities in Uruguay, the yarn is hand dyed and packaged by employees and then shipped out to various countries to meet your crafting needs. Malabrigo yarn began as a small business out of a kitchen before it grew into a global company. Malabrigo prides itself in its sustainable practices as well as maintaining some of the highest quality products in the industry. Below are the different yarns that Malabrigo offers and useful information on each. This information can also be found on Malabrigo’s website here.

Nube

Weight: roving

Texture: spinning fiber

Yardage/Meters: 5y (4.6m)

Skein Weight: 113 grams (3.99 ounces)

Content: 100% Merino Wool

Cares: Hand wash, cold water

Caracoal

Weight: super bulky

Texture: piled, thick and think yarn

Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (87 meters)

Skein weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)

Gauge: 9sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 13-19 or 9- 15 mm

Recommended hook size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 – 15 mm

Content: 100% Superwash Merino wool

Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble

Rasta

Weight: super bulky

Texture: single ply slightly felted with a twist

Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)

Skein weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)

Gauge: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size= US 13 – 19 or 9 – 15mm

Recommended hook size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 – 15mm

Content: 100% Merino wool

Cares: hand wash, cold water

Chunky

Weight: bulky

Texture: piled

Yardage/Meters: 104 yards (95 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 14.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 10 – 11 or 6 – 8mm

Recommended hook size: US K-10/13 to M-13 or 6.5-9 mm

Content: 100% Merino wool

Cares: hand wash, cold water

Mecha

Weight: bulky

Texture: singles

Yardage/Meters: 130 yards (119 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 11.0 to 13.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 10 – 11 or 6 – 8mm

Recommended hook size: US K-10/13 to M-13 or 6.5-9 mm

Content: 100% Merino wool

Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble

Twist

Weight: Aran

Texture: 8-ply slightly thick/thin

Yardage/Meters: 150 yards (137 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 4.0 to 5.0 sts = 1 inch

Recommended needle size: US 8 - 11 or 5 - 8mm

Recommended hook size: US K-10/12 to M-13 or 6.5-9 mm

Content: 100% Baby Merino Wool.

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.

Worsted

Weight: Aran/Worsted

Texture: singles

Yardage/Meters: 210 yards (192 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 18.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 7 - 9 or 4.5 - 5.5mm

Recommended hook size: US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm

Content: 100% Merino Wool.

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.

Rios

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.

Dos Tierras

Weight: DK

Texture: 4 ply, Plied

Yardage/Meters:210 (193m)

Skein weight: 100 grams

Gauge: 20-22 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: 5-6 / 3.75-4.0 mm

Recommended hook size: US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm

Content: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Baby Alpaca

Cares: Hand Wash, Cold water, Dry flat

Silky Merino

Weight: DK

Texture: Single

Yardage/Meters: 150 yards (137 meters)

Skein weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Gauge: 22.0 to 24.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm

Recommended hook size: US 7 to I-9 or 4.5-5.5 mm

Content: 51% Silk, 49% Merino

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.

Rastita

Weight: DK

Texture: single ply slightly felted with a twist

Yardage/Meters: 310 yards (283 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 20.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 6 - 7 or 4 - 4.5mm

Recommended hook size: US 7 to I-9 or 4.5-5.5 mm

Content: 100% Merino Wool.

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.

Arroyo

Weight: Sport

Texture: Plied

Yardage/Meters: 335 yards (306 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces).

Gauge: 20.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 4 - 6 or 3.5 - 4mm

Recommended hook size: US E-4 to 7 or 3.5-4.5 mm

Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool

Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble.

Finito

Weight: Fingering

Texture: plied

Yardage/Meters: 200 yards (183 meters)

Skein weight: 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

Recommended hook size: US B-1 to E-4 or 2.25-3.5 mm

Content: 100% Super Fine Merino Wool.

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water

Sock

Weight: Light Fingering

Texture: Plied

Yardage/Meters: 440 yards (402 meters)

Skein weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)

Gauge: 32.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 1 - 3 or 2.25 - 3.25mm

Recommended hook size: US B-1 to E-4 or 2.25-3.5 mm

Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.

Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble.

Mechita

Weight: Fingering

Texture: singles

Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters)

Skein weight: 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

Recommended hook size: US D-3 to 7 or 3,25 -4,0 mm

Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool.

Cares: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water, do not tumble

Mora

Weight: Fingering

Texture: Plied

Yardage/Meters: 225 yards (205 m)

Skein weight: 50grs Gauge: 28-30 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 1-2 or 2.25-2.75 mm

Recommended hook size: US B-1 to D3 or 2,25-3,25 mm

Content: Pure Mulberry Silk

Cares: Hand wash, cold water. Dry flat.

Silkpaca

Weight: Lace

Texture: Plied

Yardage/Meters: 420 yards (384 meters)

Skein weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Gauge: sts

Recommended needle size: US 3 - 8 or 3.25 - 5mm

Recommended hook size: US B-1 to E4 or 2,0-3,5 mm

Content: 70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water

Lace

Weight: Lace

Texture: Single

Yardage/Meters: 470 yards (430 meters)

Skein weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Gauge: 32.0 sts = 4 inches

Recommended needle size: US 2 - 2.75 mm

Recommended hook size: US B-1 to E4 or 2,0-3,5 mm

Content: 100% Baby Merino Wool.

Cares: Hand Wash, cold water.



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