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Featured: Mecha by Malabrigo

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.

 

Malabrigo Mecha Yarn Malabrigo Mecha Yarn

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.

Recommendations:

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.

 

Family Favorite Throw  Family Favorite Throw
Family Favorite Throw - Pattern Download  Family Favorite Throw - Pattern Download

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.

 

Bulky Baby Blanket and Booties by Knitting Pure and Simple  Bulky Baby Blanket and Booties by Knitting Pure and Simple

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!

 

Children's Mukluk Slippers by Knitting Pure and Simple  Children's Mukluk Slippers by Knitting Pure and Simple

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.

 

Children's Bulky Top Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple  Children's Bulky Top Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple

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!

 

Gimme Shelter - Hooded Scarf with Pockets  Gimme Shelter - Hooded Scarf with Pockets
Gimme Shelter - Hooded Scarf with Pockets Download  Gimme Shelter - Hooded Scarf with Pockets Download

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Other suggestions:

Projects designed for Mecha can also be found in the following Malabrigo books:

Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños  Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario

 

Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños  Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños
Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario  Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario

 

Malabrigo Mecha Yarn Malabrigo Mecha Yarn

 

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