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Malabrigo Rios

Malabrigo Rios is one of the best worsted yarns on the market and is a favorite among many fiber artists.  Rios makes it easy and  fun to work up any pattern that calls for a good worsted weight yarn.  The colors are AWESOME  and this 100% Merino yarn is great for sweaters, hats, scarves, even mitts.  Some knitters even make socks out of Malabrigo Rios.

Malabrigo Rios is Kettle Dyed in Uruquay and the colors are stunning.  When you come into our shop, we have a whole wall of Malabrigo Yarns.  Because the colors are so amazing together, most of our customers comment on our Malabrigo wall.  We have a lot of colors to choose from.  However,  if you can't find exactly what you are looking for here, go to <>  Find your own favorite colorway of Rios and give us a call.  We will special order it for you!

Rios has a wonderful squeeze because it is 100% Merino.  Merino sheep fleece is not barby like many fleeces. Therefore, what you make is comfortable and soft, never scratchy.  Because Malabrigo's Merino sheep are tended the Uruquay way, their fleece is considered elite. To find out about the Uruguay Merino sheep and sources for Malabrigo yarns, go to

Explore the shop more. We have other weights of Malabrigo yarn, even baby alpaca blended with silk! <>

Go to Ravelry and you will find many patterns using Malabrigo Rios.  <>

So, start a project with Malabrigo Rios!  Pick a pattern and your favorite colorway and give Rios a try.

The Particulars:

Weight and Fiber composition
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 100% Superwash Merino
  • 210 yards/100 grams
Gauge for Knitting:
  • 4.5-5.5 Stiches/inch
Needle Size Recommendation:
  • US 6-8
Gauge for Crochet:
  • 18.0 to 22.0 sts = 4 inches
Hook Size Recommendation:
  • US I-9 to K-10/12 or 5.5-6.5 mm

Rios is superwash yarn. Wash and dry it on cool and your wearable will come out of laundering in shape and softer than ever!

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  • The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC
  • 1508 North Monroe St
  • Spokane, WA 99208
(509) 368 - 9527
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