A brand new yarn from Malabrigo has arrived! Meet Washted.
Washted is a worsted weight, superwash merino, with 210 yards on each 100 gram skein, and it’s hand-dyed in rich variegated colors. It’s a lot like Malabrigo’s popular Rios yarn, except that Washted is single ply where Rios is plied.
The downside of single ply yarn is often discussed here at the shop, namely, that single ply yarns are the first to pill. The upside, however, is that the super soft merino wool is even softer in a single ply.
This makes Washted ideal for accessories that don’t see a lot of abrasion, like cowls, hats, and shawls. Looking through projects on Ravelry, I saw knitters using Washted for Nina Machlin Dayton’s “Civetta Cowl,” Lucia Ruiz de Aguirre’s “Patricia hat,” and Andrea Mowry’s “Nightshift” shawl, but there are so many inspiring worsted weight patterns out there – check out our “Worsted weight” Pinterest board for starters.
Look for Malabrigo Washted in the worsted weight section here at our shop, just above the Rios cubby!
Sarah House on said:
Are there patterns for this yarn in shop? Just wondering what could be knitted with it. Gorgeous yarn!
Julia on said:
We don’t have any patterns at the shop that have been designed specifically for Malabrigo Washted, but we certainly have plenty of patterns for worsted weight yarn. Come by and see us and we’ll happily help you come up with a project for it!
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