Malabrigo Nube Yarn Reviews

Malabrigo's Nube Spanish for cloud is aptly named - each 4oz braid of pure merino roving is as soft and fluffy as the clouds in the sky. Available in a stunning range of hand-dyed colorways, Nube is a wonderful choice for spinning and felting projects.

PLEASE NOTE: This yarn is dyed in dye lots of 4 braids only. We are happy to visually match hanks for consistency should you need more than 4 braids for a project, but we are unable to get more than 4 braids per dye lot.

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Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
100% Merino Wool
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Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
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Overall Nube Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 based on 5 reviews)

5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
Just what I was looking for. Perfect!
By ingi13 on Oct 04, 2016      (read ingi13's 2 other reviews) 29 found this review helpful
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Gift 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
I don't spin, but I hear this is great.
By lindateg on Feb 05, 2016      (read lindateg's 41 other reviews) 20 found this review helpful
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Worth the work 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
Having experience doing all phases of fiber preparation and dyeing, I highly praise the glory of Nube! The intense color application required to create Malabrigo saturated colorways does mean the Nube roving gives a first-feel of being slightly felted. Do not let this discourage you! The superfine high quality merino fiber is incredible to spin once the work of preparing the roving is done. The joy never ended for me- planning how I wanted to use the color, the work of preparing pencil rovings, the joy of the colors changing over my fingers is pleasurable every time I work with Nube. I have separated Nube by its major colors, and spun each color separately, creating a subtly striping yarn. In this case, I spun fine singles and Navajo-plied it to create my final yarn. I then took the other half of the roving, and separated into long pencil rovings, to maintain the variations as they came on the roving, and did not ply. I have knit the two styles of yarn together, alternating every row and the result was magnificent, catching the admiration of serious knitters, spinners and color artists. I love Nube and I could spin Nube for a good many years and never tire of its loveliness. The finished items I have are wearing well! I highly recommend it, just expect to commit time to your plan and fiber preparation.
By kmcneedles on Jan 03, 2015      (read kmcneedles's 3 other reviews) 46 found this review helpful
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Gift for spinner 5 out of 5 stars (5 out of 5)
The color was irresistible and the texture was very soft. I don't spin, it was a gift.
By lindateg on Dec 30, 2014      (read lindateg's 41 other reviews) 43 found this review helpful
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arrived partially felted 2 out of 5 stars (2 out of 5)
I'm not sure if Nube is roving that malabrigo doesn't want to spin themselves or what, but the fiber came to me partially felted and has been a BEAR to draft out
By jenkinkn on Nov 18, 2014      (read jenkinkn's 1 other review) 31 found this review helpful
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