Arroyo is a soft and sturdy plied sport-weight yarn that has become a favorite among knitters! It’s perfect for those everyday lightweight (but warm) garments, and the superwash wool means it’s easy to take care of. The plies help resist pilling and washability makes it fantastic for frequently-worn garments, and since it’s super soft and great for next-to-the-skin wear it's perfect for children and baby clothes.
Many talented designers have used Arroyo for inspiration in their sport-weight patterns.
Here is the Doo Wop by Lisa Hannes. Big colour blocks, garter stripes and a graphic mosaic motif create a fascinating interplay of 3 colours & different textures in this eyecatching triangular shawl. Some tassels at the tips give this item a fun finish.
Scalloping, by Mia Rinde, is a cowl adjustable in length and width. It has a cute shell pattern made from twisted stitches, yarn overs and decreases and a few intense but beautiful wrapped stitches.
Malabrigo is a family-owned yarn company located in Uruguay and they have developed a line of hand-dyed yarns of more than 300 wonderful color variations which are inspired by nature, landscapes, places, art and everyday life.
Note how this sample is done in black and white and despite Malabrigo's fame for their color, Arroyo was still chosen, which seems a testament to this yarn's fundamental high quality of construction and ease to work with.
Arroyo, by Malabrigo
100% Superwash merino wool
20-22 sts = 4" (10cm)
Machine wash gentle, cold water. Do not tumble.