Rio means “river” in Spanish. Malabrigo Rios is named after the four major rivers in Uruguay: Rio Cuareim, Rio Uruguay, Rio de la Plata, and Rio Negro. Each river is represented by one ply. These plies twist together like winding rivers. Rios also signifies the yarn’s washability; for millennia, rivers have provided water for washing garments.
Soft, strong, and washable, this 4-ply yarn is our workhorse! The plies help resist pilling and the washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, housewares, and children and baby clothes. And like all our yarns, it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear! Spun from our premium superwash merino, it comes in an array of watercolor-multi, semi-solid, and variegated colorways.
Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and kids items, housewares, toys, cables, textured stitches, colorwork.
Fibre Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Weight /Yardage: 100 grams (3.53 ounces) = 210 yards (192 meters)
Gauge /Tension: 18-22 sts = 4 inches /10 cm on US 6 - 8 or 4 - 5mm
Knitting Weight: Worsted/Aran
Yarn Texture: 4 ply
Care: Machine washable, gentle cycle, cold water. Do not tumble. Dry flat.
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.