Malabrigo Mecha Yarn is an excellent example of how Malabrigo’s superwash process maintains a delightful buttery softness to the yarn. This single ply bulky weight merino has a beautiful twist that accentuates its variegated colorways. Machine washable means this is a good yarn for blankets and kid’s stuff, but will work equally as well in garments and accessories for all ages.
Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino. Machine wash in gentle cycle with cold water, lay flat to dry. 130 yards/100 gram skein.
Gauge: 2.75-3.25 stitches per inch on US size 10-11 needles; 2 stitches per inch on size K-10.5 crochet hook.
The Family Favorite Throw is a great way for everyone at home to benefit from the soft richness of Malabrigo Mecha Yarn. It’s especially handy that it’s machine washable – just don’t put it in the dryer!
Sizes: Crib/baby 34″ x 34″ or lap throw 34″ x 46″
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch on size US 11 knitting needles in basket weave stitch.
Yardage: 6 (8) skeins Malabrigo Mecha Yarn or 780 (1,040) yards bulky weight yarn.
If you’re looking for an easy project for baby, you should check out the Bulky Baby Blanket and Booties by Knitting Pure and Simple. This offers a few different baby blanket variations as well as an easy pair of booties.
Speaking of those booties, Malabrigo Mecha Yarn is perfect for the Children's Mukluk Slippers by Knitting Pure and Simple. A project like this begs for colorful bravery – choose a fun shade for the kiddo in your life!
Another great children’s knit is the Children's Bulky Top Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple. Mecha is soft enough to not be itchy, and easy washing really does make this yarn excellent for kid’s garments. Not to mention its bulky gauge means projects work up quickly, making this a very approachable sweater for newer knitters.
Although it gives you a completely different type of scarf, you can also use Malabrigo Mecha Yarn to make the Gimme Shelter - Hooded Scarf with Pockets. My sister used Mecha to make one of these for our mother last Christmas, and it’s lovely!
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Projects designed for Mecha can also be found in the following Malabrigo books: