A rare single-ply superwash yarn! Malabrigo's superwash merino takes color in the most vivid, rich way, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the multi-layered hues of Mecha! Soft as always, Mecha has a slight thick-and-thin texture, a fantastic loft, and is the perfect size for quick but not-too-heavy projects.
Great for: Accessories, garments, baby and kids items, cables, textured stitches.
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. 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.
When Malabrigo dyes their yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, specially on variegated yarns.
When assigning a dye lot number, the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After their quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.
Unfortunately, they don't have a record of which yarn store receives a specific dye lot and it's impossible for to find out where you can find the same dye lot skeins.
The colors shown on photos are illustrated as reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yarn Texture: single ply
Yardage/Meters: 130 yards (119 meters)
Skein Weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 11.0 to 13.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle Size: US 10 - 11 or 6 - 8mm
Hook Size: US K-10/12 to M-13 or 6.5-9 mm
Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Care: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble, dry flat