Malabrigo Rueca Handspun Yarn Reviews

Rueca is a gorgeous, limited edition handspun wool reclaimed from the fiber remnants that accumulate in industrial spinning machines. Typically, these fibers are treated as waste or mixed with other fibers of lesser quality. Malabrigo, intent on living in a less wasteful and more rational world, has decided to rescue this magnificent wool. In collaboration with women living deep within Peru, this "waste" is now being transformed into the beautiful wool you see before you.

Please note that becuase this yarn is hand spun, the yardage can vary greatly from skein to skein. The yardage listed on our website is the minimum yardage in each skein.

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Product Information (for 196 Mares)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
5.5-6
Physical Weight:
100g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Merino Superwash Wool
US Needle:
5
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
DK (21-24 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
285    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Handspun
Dye Method:
  Kettle Dyed
Feel:
  Buttery
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  Peru
Put Up:
  Hank
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  DenseThick and Thin
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Overall Rueca Handspun Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (3.7 based on 7 reviews)

A bit pricey for what it is 4 out of 5 (4 out of 5)
Don't get me wrong- I love the rustic look of this and enjoyed knitting it. It was perfect for Benjamin Matthews Lavanda Cowl and I did order a third skein to finish, with lots left over. Please be sure when pulling these skeins that you check under the ties to be sure that there is not a solid white space underneath. I was able to work around it for the fringe,but otherwise would have had to return it. And while it was soft, a beautiful color and worked up well,still would not pay full price for it-only WW. ,
By onmyhonor on Jul 16, 2015      (read onmyhonor's 92 other reviews) 7 out of 9 found this review helpful
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Rueca is awesome! 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I love this yarn! I like its texture, the thick- & thin-ness of it and the surprise in color nuances. Expect the unexpected with this soft and wonderful yarn. No matchy-matchy sameness here, just great adventures in fibering!
By Yarnplenty on May 15, 2015      (read Yarnplenty's 1 other review) 4 out of 19 found this review helpful
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Texture and Color 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
Malabrigo has such amazing colors and texture, softness and yarns that how can you go wrong. Works for me! :
By luvdot on Apr 28, 2015      (read luvdot's 15 other reviews) 7 out of 14 found this review helpful
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Colors! 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
Yes this is a little thick and thin, this yarn has so much character and the colors are amazing.! Just need to pick right project for it because each skein is hand dyed , it is too hard to match, even in same dye lot. So use for one skein project or alternate skeins.
By go marilyn on Mar 09, 2015      (read go marilyn's 176 other reviews) 16 out of 28 found this review helpful
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Horrible Uneven Spinning 1 out of 5 (1 out of 5)
Yarn thickness varies from 1/16 to 1/4 diameter in places. If you prefer an even fabric, then don't chose this yarn. Got this as part of the sweet potato cowl kit. Love the Fyberfates DK that came with the kit. Hate this Rueca! Unless you want an uneven sloppy project, skip this.
By knittinggirl on Jan 26, 2015      (read knittinggirl's 1 other review) 12 out of 26 found this review helpful
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Color not true to picture 1 out of 5 (1 out of 5)
Until now Jimmy Beans Wool has done an excellent job in photographing yarn in such a way that the true color is captured... until now. I purchased Rueca in Hojas. The picture made it look like a midnight blue with dark green highlights. What I got was two skeins of forest green with pea green accents, and one skein that borders on dark teal with forest green highlights. They were all from the same dye lot. I'm very disappointed.
By GardenMommy on Jan 06, 2015      (read GardenMommy's 1 other review) 11 out of 22 found this review helpful
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Malabrigo Rueca is Yummy!! 5 out of 5 (5 out of 5)
I love Malabrigo yarns, so it isn't really surprising that I like Rueca. I bought it in English Rose and it is a really beautiful color. I don't know what it wants to be yet, but I know it will be fabulous!
By LindaCV on Mar 04, 2014      (read LindaCV's 2 other reviews) 15 out of 25 found this review helpful
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