Malabrigo Rasta

$ 25.00

The yarn:

Rasta in Spanish means “dreadlock,” and also refers in Spanish to a very thick cord like Malabrigo Rasta. The super bulky, single-ply merino dyed in Malabrigo's glorious colorways is super soft and knits up quickly into comfy, warm accessories. 

Fiber: 100% merino
Weight/Length: 150g, 90 yds (82m)
Gauge Designation: Super Bulky
Gauge/Needle Size: 8-10 sts = 4in (10cm) on US 13-19 (9-15mm) needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.


"Stranded Cowl" by Julie Weisenberger @cocoknits

People may not believe you knitted this cowl — the fabric is more woven in appearance. The wrong side is shown as the exposed side but the reverse, right side is also interesting, giving you a reversible piece. It is deceptively simple and very quick to knit. 

The cowl is knit with size US 13 (9mm) needles and measures approximately 28in (71cm) in circumference as written but is very easy to adjust. Just make sure to CO an odd number of stitches. Choose 1 skein of any color of Malabrigo Rios or other worsted weight yarn to combine with 1 skein of Malabrigo Rasta.  Create a tonal effect by choosing similar colors, or a two color version with contrasting colors, as shown in our photo.   

The Stranded Cowl pattern by Julie Weisenberger is available for purchase on Ravelry.


"Bit Part Scarf" by Knit Stars

This fun little scarf is a great way for new knitters to practice their skills, and it's ideal for more experienced knitters who want a quick accessory to gift with super soft and luxurious yarn.

You can choose to make this scarf with all knit stitches, all purl stitches, a combination of knit and purl (seed stitch) or even single crochet using a size US 19 (15mm) needle or P/16 (11.5mm) crochet hook! And you only need 1 skein of Rasta to make yours!

This project, along with 2 others, is included as part of our Knit Start Course where you'll learn how to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, increase, decrease, pick up stitches, create shaping, and make fringe. Click here for the Knit Start Course.

The Bit Part Scarf pattern will be sent to you free as a pdf file with your purchase of Rasta.