A soft and sturdy plied sport-weight to light DK weight, Arroyo has quickly become a favorite among knitters! It’s perfect for those everyday lightweight (but warm) garments, and the superwash wool is easy to take care of. Think of it as a Rios’s baby brother! (And speaking of babies, it’s perfect for them too.) Use for a variety of projects including shawls, scarves, accessories, lace, textured stitches, cables, lightweight garments, baby and kids items.
While Malabrigo treats Arroyo as a sport weight yarn, Arroyo gauges to a heavy sport/light DK yarn. Feel well assured that Arroyo can be used for either. Please swatch to make sure your pattern gauge is accurate. Always remember to wash your swatch and allow it to dry before measuring. Some superwash yarns will benefit from drying lightly (not fully) to tighten the gauge since they morph when wet. Please treat your swatch as you would the finished garment.
FIBER CONTENT: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
WEIGHT: 100g / 335 yds
NEEDLE SIZE: US 4-6 / 3.5-4.0mm
GAUGE: 20-22 sts = 4"
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Machine washable, gente cycle, cold water, do not tumble.
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COLOR DESCRIPTIONS: Yarn Loop has an in house photography studio so that every batch of yarn can be photographed. We find this especially helpful with Malabrigo's kettle dyeing process so that we have accurate representation of the yarn on hand.
Aguas- turquoise with hints of hunter green and blue
Azules - bold, variegated yarn with light & medium blues, creams & lavenders
Candombe- multi-colored vibrant purple base with streaks of lime green, pink, blue, aqua, and forrest green.
Cereza-vibrant cherry red
Cian - NEW for 2018! vibrant turquoise
Coffee Toffee- taupe with streaks of muddy brown, tan and peach.
English Rose-Hot pink with bits of undyed ecru poking through
Lotus- vibrant baby blue with streaks of maroon and lavender.
Marte- please see image to see how wildly the skeins vary within one batch. Each skein is unique. Some skeins are dominated by browns and reds while others have splashes of blues and purples.
Matisse Blue - NEW FOR 2018! vibrant royale blue
Natural- off white or ecru
Pleiades- NEW SPECKLED COLORWAY FOR 2018! Black, grey & ecru speckles
Plomo - lavender with hints of dark purple and natural ecru
Purpuras - very dark purple with hints of rose pink
Reflecing Pool- dominantly vibrant blue with hints of baby blue and turquoise
Regatta Blue - royal blue base with lighter blues, navy, and aquas streaked throughout the skein
Sand Bank - light pearly grey with undertones of peach/pink; neutral
Sunset - NEW for 2018! Bright burnt orange
Vaa - forest green with streaks of lime green, vibrant green, and aqua throughout
A note on Special Order Colors: You may select any current color from the Malabrigo catalog. Yarn Loop will verify its availability (in-stock or backordered) and the estimated arrival date via email. If an item is backordered, you will have the option to receive a full refund or to wait for the item. There is no upcharge on Special Order colors. It may take 10-14 business days to arrive at your address. Minimum Number of Special Order Skeins per color: 3 Please place colors and quantities of each color in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org after confirmation of payment. If you would rather find out lead times before placing your order, please Contact Us now. Malabrigo is kettle dyed in small batches. Please order enough yarn to complete you project because dye lots can vary greatly.