Malabrigo Silky Merino 8ply 50g Hanks

Kettle dyed soft merino blended with lashings of silk, for a beautiful sheen finish with wonderful drape.  The combination is soft, smooth and itch-free even on the most sensitive skin, perfect for garments, scarves and other next-to-your-skin items.  The silk-rich composition of this yarn gives it a bit more weight and drape than pure merino, with a sheen finish comparable to that of pure silk.  Each fibre takes up the dye differently, adding extra depth to this stunningly rich, vibrant, glossy yarn.

Silky Merino is suitable for most 8ply patterns, including those for cotton and wool, so you can use it with a wealth of knitting & crochet patterns you may already have in your kit bag.


  • 50g (137m) ball
  • 51% silk, 49% merino wool
  • Made in Uraguay
  • Tension: 22-24sts per 10cm using 3.5-4mm needles or 4.5-5.5mm crochet hook
  • hand wash only in cold water

Q: "How does Silky Merino compare to other yarns of similar composition?"

A: Whilst the shade combinations are comparable to other wool/silk blend yarns you'll find on the market, Silky Merino is much softer and more lustrous than comparable yarns.  Hold Silky Merino in your hands, see how it catches the light, and you won't ever want to put it down!

* Colour variations are a unique feature of this yarn's hand kettle-dying process.  Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project, since each bag is a different dyelot, and in the case of multi-shades such as Indiecita and Piedras, may vary from skein to skein.  To ensure random colour distribution, work from 2 balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.

Receive a free pattern when you purchase Silky Merino

For a limited time, receive a bonus pattern leaflet free when you purchase any quantity of Malabrigo Silky Merino (RRP $4.95)!


To make the Fancy Trellis Stitch Foulard, you'll need 1 skein Malabrigo Silky Merino, a pair of 4.5mm needles and 2 buttons or brooch to fasten (optional: may also be tied and worn like an ascot).

To receive your pattern, simply add it to your Cart using the button below after adding any shade of Malabrigo Silky Merino.



Party Pink
Arco Iris
Indiecita 6 available
Cape Cod Gray
Free with Purchase: Foulard