Soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn is our workhorse! The plies help resist pilling and washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. And like all our yarns, it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from our premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.


Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and kids items, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches, colorwork.


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: Worsted

  • Texture: plied

  • Yardage: 210 yd/192 m

  • Skein weight: 100 gm (3.53 oz.)

  • Knitting Gauge: 4.5-5 sts/inch

  • Needle US 6-8/4-5mm

  • Fiber content: 100% superwash merino wool

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

  • Country: Peru


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


Featured Patterns:  Dewberry (knit) by Hilary Smith Callis is a sweet and simple shawl-cowl hybrid. Designed to use up a small amount of worsted yarn, this piece is shaped like a semi-circular shawl but is worked mostly in the round to resemble the look of a small shawl worn wrapped around the neck. Dewberry utilizes purled stripes and the simplest of lace patterns to give it texture and interest. It comes in two sizes and measures 16"/18" at the neck opening, 12"/14" at the back neck and 35"/38" at the bottom.  You will need 1-2 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (depending on whether you want to make a small or large size) and size 8-16" and 8-24" circular knitting needles. 


The Black Sea shawl (crochet) by Katya Novikova is a feminine triangular shawl that starts with a smaller crochet hook and works up to a larger one.  Check out WoolPixie's photo from Ravelry.  You will need 3 skeins of Rios and a size J, K and L crochet hook.


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

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  • We hope that you are happy with your purchase. If you receive an item that is not to your liking in some way, please know you are welcome to return it for store credit. You have 30 days from your purchase date to request a return. Please note:

    • The item must be unopened and in the same condition as when you received it, and
    • We are unable to accept returns of gift certificates, patterns, books, and needles.

    We do not refund the original shipping cost, nor do we pay for the return shipping. If your returned items provided you free shipping on your order, we will need to deduct the difference from your refund. 

    Return Process

    If you would like to return one or more items from your order…

    • Email us ( with your name, order number, and item(s) you wish to return.
    • Wait for our email confirmation with directions for shipping the item(s) back.
    • Ship the items as directed (you might consider insuring your return since we can only give you a refund for items that actually arrive back to us safely).
    • We will email you a confirmation after we have processed your return and issued your credit, typically within 2 business days of receiving the return.