The name “Rasta” refers to the Spanish word for “dreadlock,” and also to the thickness of the yarn itself. Despite its bulk, Malabrigo Rasta feels lighter than a cloud, making it ideal for creating super-cozy accessories that will keep you warm and stylish. With a range of shades that include semi-solids, variegated hues, and watercolor multis, you’re sure to find the perfect color for your next project.
Malabrigo’s unique kettle-dye method creates the stunning, one-of-a-kind colors that knitters and crocheters love, making Malabrigo Rasta the ideal choice for anyone looking for a luxurious and high-quality yarn. Whether you want the ultimate in warmth or speed, Rasta is the yarn for you!
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.
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: 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