Shibui Haven + Malabrigo Caprino.

As soon as we saw Shibui Haven, another DK weight merino/cashmere blend came to mind – Malabrigo Caprino. Though these yarns have gauge, fiber content, yardage, and texture in common, they have such different looks simply because of how they’re dyed.

Malabrigo Caprino:

  • DK weight
  • hand-dyed, variegated, speckled, and semi-solid colorways
  • 80% merino, 20% cashmere
  • 159 yards/50 g
  • $18 each

I’m intrigued by the contrast between Shibui’s austere solids and Malabrigo’s wild hand-dyed shades, and I think they’d play beautifully together.

Here are a few pattern ideas for Haven and Caprino:

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  1. Jasey Wrenn on said:

    Hey, Julia
    I was hoping you can suggest a patteren for the Malabrigo Caprino. Like a shawl patteren not too hard to do ?
    I thank you for your time and help.

    Thank you,

    • Looks like Stephen West’s “Boneyard Shawl” calls for 654 yards, which would be 4.11 skeins of Malabrigo Caprino – you could round down to 4 and make it a little smaller, or round up to 5 skeins to have plenty.

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