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Stash Dive with MFY: malabrigo


Welcome to Stash Dive with MFY where we take a deeper look at the brands we carry and the hearts behind them!

About malabrigo

Based in Uruguay and Peru, malabrigo is a family-owned business that is passionate about inspiring people through color and quality yarns. They pull from the beauty of the nature around them, places beyond them and the day-to-day life that surrounds them.

Founded by two brothers-in-law in 2005, the first skeins of malabrigo yarn were dyed in a pot on the kitchen stove. Since finding success and expanding, operations are now based in Peru with a studio in Montevideo for product development.

If you have a chance and want to enjoy beautiful scenery, fiber and music, spend 2:40 watching this video about malabrigo and their values.

Read their full story on the malabrigo website.

Where did the name malabrigo come from?

As paraphrased from the malabrigo website...

"Mal abrigo" roughly translates to "bad shelter", which is by all accounts a curious name for a yarn company.

The name partially comes from the small village of Mal Abrigo in Uruguay. It was named as such because it is extremely windy and back when people rode horses and too often had to take shelter for the night, it was renowned for being a terrible place to stop. 

We were also inspired by novelists who set their novels in magical but imaginary towns. In our minds, malabrigo is an imaginary and chilly place where the weather drives everyone inside to knit, or to cozy up to the fire, where wool sweaters, hats, and scarves are always useful!

Meet the malabrigo Products We Carry

While malabrigo offers 24 different products at the time of us writing this, we carry the following in a wide array of their more than 400 colors!

malabrigo Rios malabrigo Rasta malabrigo Sock malabrigo Chunky


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Worsted


100% Merino Wool | Super Bulky


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Fingering


100% Merino Wool | Bulky


malabrigo Arroyo malabrigo Mecha malabrigo Worsted  malabrigo Silky Merino


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Sport


100% Pure Merino Superwash Wool | Bulky


100% Merino Wool | Worsted/Aran

Silky Merino

51% Silk, 49% Merino Wool | DK


malabrigo Mechita malabrigo Caracol malabrigo Washted  malabrigo Lace


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Fingering


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Super Bulky


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Worsted


100% Baby Merino Wool | Lace


malabrigo Noventa malabrigo Verano malabrigo Dos Tierras malabrigo Caprino


100% Superwash Merino Wool | Super Bulky


100% Pima Cotton | DK/Worsted

Dos Tierras

50% Merino Wool, 50% Baby Alpaca | DK


80% Wool, 20% Cashmere | DK/Sport



100% Mulberry Silk | Fingering


100% Merino Wool | Roving


72% Mohair, 28% Silk | Lace


50% Silk, 25% Linen, 25% Merino Wool | DK/Sport


 malabrigo Finito


100% Pure Superfine Merino Wool | Fingering/Sport


See and shop all the malabrigo yarns we carry along with their special collections!

malabrigo's Values & Impact

malabrigo actively seeks to employ women and especially those who may have fewer advantages than normal. They are also conscious of the environment using as few chemicals as possible and maximizing their efficiencies to use as little water as necessary during their daily dying process.

A vast majority of the fiber malabrigo uses comes from free-range sheep living on farms in Uruguay with - as they say - "actual old-style shepherds." All sources of fiber are mulesing-free.

Connect with malabrigo

malabrigo offers digital newsletters you can subscribe to on their website. They are also active on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Threads and Ravelry.


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