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Featured: Rios by Malabrigo

Featured item: Malabrigo Rios

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn is the perfect go-to for medium weight projects.  Make buttery soft accessories, garments and home textiles with this easy to care for superwash merino.  Rios’ squishy plies create a nice, round yarn that offers excellent stitch definition, even when using the fun variegated colorways Malabrigo is known for.  A yarn this versatile can be used for just about anything – read on to see some of my favorite project ideas!

 

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn

Regular Price: $14.80

Yarn: 100% Superwash Merino. Machine wash gentle cycle, lay flat to dry. 210 yards/100 gram skein.

Gauge: 4.5-5.5 stitches per inch on US size 6-8 knitting needles; 2.75-2.5 sts per inch on size I-9 to K-10/5 crochet hook.

Recommendations:

 

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn is perfect for our Space Oddity Shawl Pattern.  You won’t believe the soft drape of this shawl when it’s done blocking!  Knit to a loose gauge in garter stitch from the top down, this project is great for beginners and experienced knitters alike.
Size: 85″ wingspan, 28″ depth at center point.
Gauge: 12 sts and 22 rows to 4″ in garter stitch, using size US 10 knitting needle.
Yardage: Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn, one skein each of three colors; I used Natural (color 0630), Lotus (color 1200), and Purpuras (color 8720).

 

Space Oddity Shawl Pattern  Space Oddity Shawl Pattern
Space Oddity Shawl - Download  Space Oddity Shawl - Download
Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn

 

The Cowl Two Ways is another great project that uses relatively simple stitches to highlight Malabrigo’s beautiful kettle dyed colors.  An easy broken rib stitch is worked in the round to create a warm, wearable cowl that you’ll want to wear every day.
Size: 26″ circumference; 13″ height.
Gauge: 5.25 stitches to 1″ on US size 7 knitting needle.
Yardage: 2 skeins Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn.

 

Cowl Two Ways  Cowl Two Ways
Cowl Two Ways - Pattern download  Cowl Two Ways - Pattern download
Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn

 

Another fun way to bring out the colors of Rios is the Telephone Line Set - Hat and Cowl Pattern, which pairs your favorite variegated colorway with a solid shade of Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn in a two-color linen stitch.  This hat and cowl set uses just one skein of Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn and two balls of Classic DK Wool.

Size: Adult. Cowl: 26″ circumference, 8.75″ height; Hat: 20.5″.
Gauge: 16 sts and 21 rows to 4″ in linen stitch using size US 8 knitting needle.
Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn and two skeins of Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn.

 

Telephone Line Set - Hat and Cowl Pattern  Telephone Line Set - Hat and Cowl Pattern
Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn
Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool Yarn

Other suggestions:

The Top Down Trapeze Pullover by Pure and Simple is a simple top down pullover meant to be knit to a slightly loose gauge for maximum drape.

 

Top Down Trapeze Pullover by Pure and Simple  Top Down Trapeze Pullover by Pure and Simple

 

Superwash is of course always good for kid’s stuff, like the Children's V-Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple.  Rios is soft enough to be worn against your skin comfortably, making it perfect for picky wool wearers.

 

Children's V-Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple  Children's V-Neck Down Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple

You only need a couple of skeins to make the cute Basic Vest for Children by Knitting Pure and Simple.  This vest is worked in the round from the bottom up.

 

Basic Vest for Children by Knitting Pure and Simple  Basic Vest for Children by Knitting Pure and Simple

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Want more? The following Malabrigo books contain projects designed specifically for Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn:

 

 

 

Malabrigo Book 4  Malabrigo Book 4
Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños  Malabrigo Book 9 - Niños
Malabrigo Book 10 - Rios  Malabrigo Book 10 - Rios
Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario  Malabrigo Book 11 - Aniversario
Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road  Malabrigo Book 13 - Shawl Road

 

Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn Malabrigo Rios Superwash Wool Yarn

 

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