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.
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. In some colors, the 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.
Fibre Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Weight /Yardage: 100 g = 210 m /230 yds
Gauge /Tension: 18-20 sts = 4″ /10 cm on 4.0-5.0 mm ndls
Knitting Weight: Aran /Worsted
Care: Machine Wash Gentle; Lay Flat to Dry