Malabrigo Yarn Company•
Posted on January 15 2024
Have you heard of Malabrigo? Have you touched the wonderfully soft, hand-dyed yarn by Malabrigo? If not, you really should!
First, how to pronounce "Malabrigo" = 'maul'- 'ah-bree' - 'go'
A Little History
Malabrigo started in 2005 when two brothers-in-law started dyeing wool in a kitchen pot in Uruguay. They saw success and started selling to the US and countries in Europe. They are still a family owned company today.
Their company has expanded and now all production is based in Peru. Malabrigo employs mostly women of all ages, and tries to give job opportunities to people who have fewer opportunities than the average person.
Malabrigo meets the Oeko-Tex 1907/2006 CE standards.
About Malabrigo Yarns
Malabrigo currently has 24 varieties of yarn in a range of over 400 colours. They are inspired by nature, landscapes, places, art and day-to-day life. Malabrigo yarns are hand-dyed and the colours are amazing!
From their website:
"We produce yarn because we are passionate about it. We believe in the pleasure of knitting with high-quality, carefully designed, subtly dyed yarns and in the joy of wearing what is created with them."
Most of Malabrigo yarns are made from 100% Uruguayan Merino wool.
One of the biggest wool supplies in the world is located in Uruguay. Malabrigo wool is produced by Uruguayan farms that allow their sheep to free-range through the hills and are herded by actual old-style shepherds. Malabrigo yarn is mulesing free.
Malabrigo yarn also creates other varieties of yarn blends. Using items such as silk, baby alpaca, cashmere and Pima cotton.
Malabrigo offer everything from super bulky to lace weight as well as roving!
Malabrigo offers a full range of patterns for their variety of yarns on their website. Think of it as a focused Ravelry site where you can narrow down your selection by yarn type and garment type if you want. When you click a pattern image, you are taken to Ravelry where you can learn more about the pattern.
At The Wool Pirate, we carry two of the most popular lines from Malabrigo, Arroyo and Rios. Rios is a worsted weight, 4-ply yarn in 100% superwash Merino wool. Arroyo is a DK/sport weight, 4-ply yarn in 100% superwash Merino wool. Both varieties are hand-dyed in a stunning collection of new colors.