Rasta in Spanish means “dreadlock”, and is also how Malabrigo refers 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.
Malbrigo's premium Uruguayan merino is just as soft as ever, and Rasta comes in a range of their 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, and outerwear.
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yarn Texture: Single-ply slightly felted with a twist
Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)
Gauge: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle Size: US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm
Hook Size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 - 15 mm
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Care: Hand Wash, cold water, 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.
The colors shown in the photos are illustrated as a reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.