What to say about this chunky loop style yarn? We of course are in love!
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yarn Texture: Single ply slightly felted with a twist
Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)
Skein Weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)
Gauge: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle Size: US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm
Hook Size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 - 15 mm
Content: 100% Merino Wool
Care: Hand Wash, cold water, dry flat
In Malabrigo's own words...
We names most of our yarns in Spanish (our native language here in Uruguay) and many of them with terms referring to their thickness. Finito, Mechita, Mecha, and Rasta are examples of this.
Rasta in Spanish means “dreadlock”, and is also how we refer in Spanish to a very thick cord like our yarn. A lightly-fulled single-ply yarn of magnum proportions! Whip out a super-cozy accessory in just hours with this super-sized delight of a yarn. Our premium Uruguayan merino is just as soft as ever, and Rasta comes in a range of our unique “watercolor multi” colorways as well as a rainbow of semi-solid basics. Unbelievably squishy, this is the yarn to turn to when you want the ultimate in warmth (or the ultimate in speed!)
Great for: Quick knits, textured stitches, hats, cowls, scarves, outerwear.
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 we dye our 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 we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our 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.
Free Shipping on Orders* over $149!
Orders $149 and under as well as Drop Ship Accessory Orders will be shipped for a flat fee of $29 Canada/$39 from USA.
Drop Ship equipment, accessories and larger orders above $149 will ship for a flat rate of $39 Canada/$69 from USA.
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If you are local to the Rossland area you can opt to pick up your order at my studio. This is by appointment so please use the contact us form. Shipping fees will be refunded for in stock items only.
Important Shipping Information
~ All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
~ Our flat rates include most orders. We are working diligently to insure that the shipping you see in the cart reflects the shipping locations, however this is a process so please bear with us while we perfect it.
~ An example of where you may see additional shipping charges; drop ship orders and orders with items that ship from multiple locations, ie the Studio & Shop in Rossland, BC and drop ship from a supplier elsewhere may incur additional shipping.
~ We will contact you at the same time as invoicing for any additional shipping. Necessary shipping overages will be invoiced and must be paid prior to shipment. Overages will only be charged when significant and necessary.
~ Orders originating from my studio will be shipped Canada Post within five business days, additional delays due to holidays etc in shipping may occur. Please notify us in the order notes if the order being placed is a Rush Order, additional charges for rush orders will apply.
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~ Please be aware that due too worldwide shortages and shipping delays, Drop Ship Orders may take longer then expected. Items not in stock with the supplier will be automatically backordered and ship to you when they arrive. You will be notified via email with any information we have at the time. You are welcome to check in with us at any point about your order by replying to any correspondence we have sent you.
If you wish not to accept the additional shipping charges or wait for backordered items and cancel your order we will do so at your request. We will return all charges minus 5% to cover the cost of the administration to do so.
LOST or Damaged Packages
Are insured up to the replacement value of the item and will be dealt with according to the procedures of the delivery service. Please see Just One Please shipping section for exceptions.
Product damaged during shipment will be dealt with based on the carriers policy. Please acquaint yourself with the steps required to file a claim properly. Product is shipped properly insured and will not be replaced if the carrier refuses the claim.
Due to dealer restrictions, while my site remains under construction, I am currently not accepting orders outside of Canada through this site. Please contact us directly if you see something you would like to purchase. It is my hope that I will be able to rectify this soon and ship further afield again.
~ Sarah & Mike ~
Updated April 2022
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