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.


Because skeins are kettle-dyed, they may vary.  There are no dyelots.  To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

  • Weight: Super Bulky

  • Texture: single ply slighted felted with a twist

  • Yardage: 90 yd/82 m

  • Skein weight: 150 gm (5.29 oz.)

  • Knitting Gauge: 2-2.5 sts/inch

  • Needle: US 13-19/9-15mm

  • Fiber content: 100% merino wool

  • Care: Hand wash, lay flat to dry

  • Country: Peri


Be sure to also look at page 1 of Malabrigo Rasta!!


Featured Patterns:  The Dumbo cowl (knit) by Matthew Schrank is a super fun knit that is also super fast.  You will need 2 contrasting skeins of Malabrigo Rasta and a size 17-24" circular knitting needle.  Only do 5 repeats of the pattern and you'll be able to finish up with just the 2 skeins. 


The Quick Twist Crochet Cowl (crochet) by Emily Higgins is a quick cowl that can be worked up in an afternoon.  Be sure to block the cowl before stitching it together into a moebius loop so that the stitches will relax and give you a longer rectangle to work with.  Or you can join the 2 ends by adding buttons...and you won't even have to make buttonholes!  You will need 1 skein of Rasta and a size M/9mm crochet hook.


We will send you one of these patterns free with you purchase of a skein or more of Malabrigo Rasta.  Please let me know in the notes section of your cart which pattern you would like to receive.

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$22.00 Regular Price
$16.50Sale Price
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