malabrigo Rasta yarn
malabrigo name most of their yarns in Spanish (their native language 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 they refer in Spanish to a very thick cord like the 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. 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!)
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.
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yarn Texture: Single ply slightly felted with a twist
Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)
Skein Weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)
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