Malabrigo Nube is a wonderfully soft 100% merino hand painted roving. Nube, Spanish for cloud, is perfect for spinning or felting. Comes in several, hand dyed, beautiful color ways. We absolutely love this beautiful merino fiber. Knitting the hand spun yarn produces a very nice garment which is perfect to wear against the skin. Malabrigo Nube comes in 4 oz. (113g) braids, approximately 5 yards (4.6m) in length.
- Hand Dyed Merino Wool RovingWeight: 3.99 oz. (113g)
- Yardage: 5 yds. (4.6m)
Product Review By: Anna Latek
As a self-professed Malabrigo addict (seriously, if you could see my yarn stash…), I couldn’t wait to get my hands on their new "Nube” ("cloud”) roving. Dyed in the same process as their amazing yarns, this stuff spins like a dream!
If spun as a single, it really stretches the runs of color beautifully, so that the color ways you love don’t "pool” as frequently as they do when you work with their yarns, giving you a much more subtle variegation (even when plied). I did find out when I chain-plied a leftover bit of singles that it mimicked the classic look of Malabrigo really nicely.
This roving spins like a dream on a wheel or with a spindle (top whorl, bottom whorl, support, Navajo…any kind), and sets really well (I prefer steam-setting, but any method will work). My next plan…nuno felting with this stuff come fall!
I make wool dreadlocks and this is the most delicious wool that I have ever worked with. The color NEVER fades, its insanely soft and it doesn't get that "ragged" look. I also spin, and its one of the loveliest wools Ive worked with.
I love the Malabrigo Nube Braids! So soft, spins like a dream. My grand daughter is only 2 and has excema like me, but this wool is so soft, she can wear it next to her skin, I even made her baby blanket out of it!