Malabrigo Lace in Oceanos colorway

Malabrigo Yarn Lace is a kind of yarn that needs further treatment to get to the final product, compared to our other bases, and that’s what makes knowing every step of the process so interesting.

If you follow us on Twitter, you know that we recently shared the entire process a skein of Malabrigo Lace in the Oceanos colorway goes through, and we thought it would be worth to give more details also on the blog.

Oceanos is inspired by the different shades of blue that can be found in every Ocean. Some are lighter, some darker, but all of them are special.

We start with Lace Yarn in natural color.

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The dyeing process may take more time than expected because we have to get the right color. As you can see, yarn is hanged using plastic thread that supports the weight.
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Once we finish the dyeing process, it’s time to dry. We have special drying rooms for that.

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Once the yarn is dry, the next step is quality control. Our team looks for stains or dyeing problems. If a skein of Malabrigo Yarn Lace is faulty, it gets separated from the rest.

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The good ones go to this machine, where the reskeining process takes place. The yarn is wound on to plastic cones, to check that it’s not broken.

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After that, Lace is taken to a second machine, where the yarn goes from the cone to forming the final skein.

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During the last quality control, five similar skeins are chosen to go in the same package. They are tied and secured and move on to the next section.

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Finally, the skeins are labeled and packed in groups of five.

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Lace yarn is ideal for many projects, but we wanted to share with you a free shawl pattern using Oceanos colorway. It’s called “Swallowtail Shawl” by Evelyn A. Clark and this version was knit by Knit Knat Knutz

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You can find the Pattern here.

Or you can also visit Raverly to find beatiful projects using Malabrigo in Oceanos color.

 

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