Rios: Soft, strong, and machine-washable, this 4-ply worsted-weight yarn is a workhorse. The plies help resist pilling, and washability makes it fantastic for frequently worn garments, housewares, and children's/baby items. Like all malabrigo yarns, it's super soft and great for next-to-skin wear! Spun from premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways. Kettle-dyed in small batches by artisan dyers, Rios is full of subtle variation and beauty.
Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and children's items, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches, colorwork.
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.
Yardage: 210 yds (192m)
Unit weight: 100g (3.53oz)
Gauge: 18-22 sts = 4"
Needle Size: US6-8 (4.00-5.00mm)
Fiber: 100% merino wool
Images courtesy of Malabrigo Yarn.