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The Yarn Diaries - Malabrigo - Rios

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

Malabrigo Yarns, Rios. I saw it from across the room. It wasn’t just the color (Fuschia) that caught my eye, it was the fact that the color, was saturated in some areas more than others, almost bending light with the twist of the yarn. (Yup I cld see that from where I stood). Then, after navigating to its spot in one of my favorite Local Yarn Stores (LYS) “Cheers To Ewe!”, it was the touch. That thing that physically connects all makers to the skein, the cake, the hank, squeezing ever so lightly in an effort to check out the squish factor we all talk about when it comes to yarn.

Malabrigo’s Rios, a 4 ply worsted 100% Superwash Merino yarn, was my first purchase from this brand, and it became the main yarn for my first Hat Pattern EVER, the “Nada Pop Hat” (that’s how I Nada Pop!). With each stitch, be it popcorn, half double crochet or the loop stitch that topped it all off, Rios revealed itself to be…head gear swag worthy. With out a doubt, I was now a fan as it soooo aided in bringing the funk to the hat.

When I realllly like a yarn, I do a little research on the brand. Not that I needed their story, to appreciate that this was a special yarn, BUT, their story made adding more of their yarn to my stash a little bit more purposeful. Rios is my current favorite from Malabrigo, but their Silky Marino, a single ply DK that is 51% Silk and 49% Marino, is right up there. On its own, doubled up, blended with another yarn friend, the subtle luster it delivers, is absolutely amazing.

Malabrigo - For the Love of Yarn Y’all.

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