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Malabrigo Caprino Sport

: Aniversario 005
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The softest of all Malabrigo yarns, this sport weight merino/cashmere blend is pure luxury! A baby soft yarn with lovely drape, Caprino will work into a delicate fabric that is simply divine. Available in 50-gram skeins hand-dyed in Malabrigo's classic watercolor-multi, semi-solid, variegated, and speckled colorways.

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Please make sure you order enough for your project as dye lots can vary between batches. Due to the nature of hand-dyed yarns, every skein is unique.

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Yarn Details

Weight: Sport / 2 (Fine)

Texture: 4 - Ply

Put-up: Twisted Hank

Skein weight: 50 grams (1.76 ounces)

Yardage: 164 yards (150 meters)

Recommended needle size: US 4-6 OR 3.5-4 mm

Knitting gauge: 24 stitches per 4 inches

Recommended hook size: US E-4 to 7 or 3.5-4.5 mm

Fiber content: 80% Super Fine Merino, 20% Cashmere

Care instructions: Hand Wash, Cold Water, Dry Flat

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Patterns Using Malabrigo's Caprino Sport Weight Yarn:

A model wearing the Ikigai Cowl

Ikigai Cowl
by Breean Elyse Miller
Craft: Knit
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
This pattern was inspired by the Japanese concept of “Ikigai,” which represents a person’s reason for being. Roughly translated, Ikigai is “the happiness of always being busy.” We live in such a busy world these days. We’re always rushing from one thing to the next, attached to our devices, rarely taking the time we need and deserve to stop, breathe and notice all of the beauty and wonder that surrounds us each and every day.
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A model wearing the Amaranto Cowl

Amaranto Cowl
by Kristel Nieves
Craft: Knit
Skill Level: Intermediate
Using two skeins of Malabrigo Caprino you can knit this mid-season cowl in a few hours. This stitch can look more difficult than it really is. You will see that it is quite simple when you try it.
Amaranto (Amaranth) is one of the oldest crops in America and, most likely, in the world, since there have been archaeological finds in tombs of the Andean region dated as far back as 4000 B.C. Mayans, Incas, and Aztecs used vast areas of their territories for its farming.
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About Malabrigo

A family-owned yarn company located in Peru and Uruguay, Malabrigo employs mainly women of all ages and always tries to give job opportunities to people that have fewer opportunities than the average.

Most of Malabigo's yarns are hand-dyed onto Uruguayan merino wool from free-range sheep that are still herded by old-style shepherds. The alpaca, silk, cotton, and cashmere fibers in their yarns are sourced from high-quality and ethical sources around the world.

Where did the name "Malabrigo" come from?

"Mal Abrigo" roughly translates to "bad shelter", which is a curious name for a yarn company. This name partially comes from the small village of Mal Abrigo in Uruguay. This village was named Mal Abrigo because it is extremely windy and back in the day when people traveled everywhere on horseback and had to find shelter for the night, it was famous for being a terrible place to stop. In the minds of the founders of Malabrigo, it is an imaginary and very chilly place where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or cozy up to the fire, and where woolly sweaters, hats, and scarves are always useful!

How is "Malabrigo" pronounced?

'maul' - 'ah-bree' - 'go'