Malabrigo Chunky


Malabrigo Chunky is a soft 100% merino yarn perfectly suited to snuggly garments and accessories.  Think chunky cowls and hats, or oversized sweaters and baby blankets. This yarn knits up in no time creating an amazingly thick and soft fabric. Start your project one day and be wearing it the next! Striking hand dyed colours is something Malabrigo is renowned for and we stock a selection of bright semi-solids and fun variegated colourways. This is a great yarn for beginners.

Malabrigo is a family owned company based in Uruguay specialising in the production of hand-dyed yarn. Not only do they dye the yarn but they also produce their own bases. Some of the fleece used comes from their own flock of Merino sheep who live near their headquarters in Montevideo. The rest is sourced from Uruguayan farms where sheep are allowed to graze free-range through the hills and are herded by ranchers. 

Their superwash manufacturing process and their dyes comply to Oeko-Tex standards – a certification which regulates the use of chemicals within the textile industry. Water in their Uruguayan and Peruvian mills is heated via a flat-plate thermal heating system which is solar powered. In 2017 Malabrigo started using renewable wood pellets as their main source of energy.

Weight: chunky

Fibre: 100% merino wool – non-superwash

Skein: 100 g = 95 m (104 yds)

Needle Size: 6.00 mm – 8.00 mm (US 10 – 11)

Gauge: 14 stitches = 10 cm (4 in)

Spin: worsted spun

Fibre Origin: Uruguay

Processed: milled & hand dyed in Peru

Care: hand wash


Please note Malabrigo’s hand dyed colours can vary within dye lots and quite dramatically between dye lots.  This is what makes each skein uniquely beautiful.  Please be sure to order enough yarn to complete your project to reduce the chance of differences between your skeins.  To ensure random colour distribution, work from two skeins at once, alternating every few rows. At YAK we try to ensure that our photos represent colours as accurately as possible, but please be aware that these can vary depending on your computer monitor settings.


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