A soft, smoothly-plied, lightweight sock yarn in a range of semi-solid and watercolor multi colorways. Spun from luxurious 100% Uruguayan merino wool, treated to make it machine washable for easy care, and kettle-dyed in small batches by artisan dyers, malabrigo sock is full of subtle variation and beauty. 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!
Stars Hollow Yarns is proud to carry yarn from malabrigo, a family-owned yarn company located in Uruguay and Peru that has developed a line of hand-dyed yarns with incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Their products are made out of the softest fibers available, inspired by nature, as well as landscapes, places, art and day-to-day life. The company works hard to continually decrease its environmental footprint, employing environmentally safe practices and as few chemicals as possible. The majority of malabrigo employees are women of all ages, and the company works hard to give jobs to those with fewer opportunities than average.
As malabrigo's yarns are hand-dyed, colors may vary from skein to skein, even within the same dye lot. This is increased for variegated colors. Make sure to get enough yarn for your project and to check that the skeins you are buying visually match. To ensure random color distribution, you can alternate a few rows from different skeins while knitting.
Weight: Light Fingering
Yardage: 440 yds (402m)
Unit weight: 100g (3.53oz)
Gauge: 32 sts = 4"
Needle Size: US1-3 (2.25-3.25mm)
Fiber: 100% merino wool
Care: Superwash (machine wash, machine dry)
Images courtesy of malabrigo