Malabrigo Rueca Handspun Yarn - 877 Queguay Reviews

Malabrigo Rueca Handspun Yarn - 877 Queguay
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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 877 Queguay)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Merino Superwash Wool
US Needle:
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
DK (21-24 sts/4 in)
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Dye Method:
  Kettle Dyed
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Put Up:
  DenseThick and Thin
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Overall Rueca Handspun Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (3.7 based on 6 reviews)

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 13 other reviews) 2 out of 5 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 172 other reviews) 11 out of 19 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) 7 out of 18 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) 8 out of 17 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) 11 out of 17 found this review helpful
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