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Rasta by Malabrigo

Updated 2/24/21

It's been hard to keep this yarn in stock because the supply has been so low. I have a couple more colors available at the shop - but only 1-2 sks of them so I removed them from the website.

The colors pictured below I have (at least of 10 am today) at least 10 sks of.

This 100% merino wool knits at a chunky gauge of 2-2.5 sts/inch on a US 13 - US 17. It is very soft and available in some wonderful colors. 90 yds per skein

I knit up each of the cowls shown below using less than 1 skein - I like the depth and circumference of tthese, but since there was yarn leftover, it means that you could knit the cowl deeper or add on more stitches and add another 1-2 repeats of the pattern to make the cowls wider if you don't like to wear a cowl as close to the neck as I do. The benefit of this circumference, to me, is that it is not tight on the neck, but keeps the wind out without the bulk of having it all bunched up under your coat. I forget to wear a hat and my ears are cold out walking Winnie, then I can pull this size cowl up over my ears and it stays in place like a hat. But you'll have more yarn to adjust the pattern to suit your taste.

The patterns are free with the yarn purchase.

It took barely 1/2 skein to knit the headband shown below. You could either make it a lot wider, or, with 2 skeins, you could make 3 headbands!

Price: $22.00

Rasta by Malabrigo

whales road, azules, stitch red, plomo

frank ochre, sunset, purple mystery, fuchsia

168, 167


NA = no longer available