We name most of our yarns in Spanish (our native language here in Uruguay) and many of them with terms referring to their thickness. Finito, Mechita, Mecha, and Rasta are examples of this.
Rasta in Spanish means “dreadlock”, and is also how we refer in Spanish to a very thick cord like our yarn. A lightly-fulled single-ply yarn of magnum proportions! Whip out a super-cozy accessory in just hours with this super-sized delight of a yarn. Our premium Uruguayan merino is just as soft as ever, and Rasta comes in a range of our unique “watercolor multi” colorways as well as a rainbow of semi-solid basics. Unbelievably squishy, this is the yarn to turn to when you want the ultimate in warmth (or the ultimate in speed!)
Great for: Quick knits, textured stitches, hats, cowls, scarves, outerwear.
Fibre Content: 100% Pure Merino Wool
Weight /Yardage: aprox. 150 grams = 90 yards (82 meters)
Gauge /Tension: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches on US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm
Knitting Weight: Super Bulky
Yarn Texture: Single ply slightly felted with a twist
Care: Hand Wash, cold Water. Lay Flat to Dry.
Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
More About Malabrigo Yarn
We are a family owned yarn company located in Uruguay and we have developed a line of Hand-Dyed yarns of incredible softness and wonderful color variations. Our products are made out of the softest fibers available and inspired by nature, as well as landscapes, places, art and day-to-day life. This is what we try to represent when naming our 18 yarn varieties and the range of over 300 colors they come in.
We produce yarn because we are passionate about it. We believe in the pleasure of knitting with good-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing whatever is made out of them.
Our wish is to continue developing yarns and colors to inspire people all over the world, and in return be inspired by them.