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. Knitting the hand spun yarn produces a very nice garment which is perfect to wear against the skin. Please not that this fiber is originally processed for commercial spinning machines so it will be compacted when compared to other hand spinning fibers. You will want to fluff it up before drafting.
- Material: 100% Hand Dyed Merino Wool Roving
- Weight: 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!