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*KnitPixie*
12-31-2006, 10:57 PM
Does anyone know about how much a skein of malabrigo merino wool costs? It has 215 yards and is 100g each skein. I am curious because my neighbor wants to sell me two leftover skeins that she has for 19.99 :teehee: Is that a good price I mean they are really beautiful..I was thinking of making a hat and mittens and a scarf..I wonder how many skeins I would need for all of that :??

Vendie
12-31-2006, 10:59 PM
Malabrigo generally sells for between $10.50 and $12.50, so I'd say that $19 for two full hanks is pretty good. You could easily do a hat and a skinny luxurious scarf with two full hanks.

Stiney
12-31-2006, 11:01 PM
That's an average to good price. Webs has them for $12 a hank, and my local yarn store sells them for $11 a hank.

Someone on here made a good point...a lot of us would spend $6-$8 on 100 yard hank and not bat an eye. This is twice the yardage for twice (or less than twice) the price.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-31-2006, 11:03 PM
I would pay that for two whole hanks. One of my not-so-local LYSs has it for 9.95 a skein, but I've seen it as high as 14.50 other places.

*KnitPixie*
12-31-2006, 11:14 PM
Thanks everyone :muah: It is a beautiful shade of burgundy :teehee: SO is malabrigo really as nice and soft as everyone says it is? She is really my aunts neighbor and she lives in missourri so all I seen was a picture and there was no malabrigo in my lys for me to feel :pout:

Stiney
12-31-2006, 11:15 PM
OH YE GODS YESSSSSSS!!!!!11!one

*KnitPixie*
12-31-2006, 11:18 PM
:teehee: cawthraven your hilarious

Stiney
12-31-2006, 11:24 PM
:aww:

Thank you, I try.

But really, I fondled mine the whole drive home from the yarn store. Don't fiberbate and drive. :shifty:

Ingrid
12-31-2006, 11:32 PM
It feels nice on the skein, but to knit with it. . . it's. . . it's. . . .

Hildegard_von_Knittin
12-31-2006, 11:37 PM
:thud:

Vendie
01-01-2007, 10:43 AM
eh, it's ok :teehee:



who am I kidding...I've got so much malabrigo, one of my friends thinks that I'm singlehandedly keeping them in business. :shifty:

nadja la claire
01-01-2007, 10:50 AM
Check out ebay. You can find it for around $7 to $11 dollars.

Nadja xxx

Julie
01-01-2007, 12:15 PM
We were playing Scattergories last night -- the letter was M and the category was "things you save up for." My DH rolled his eyes when I said, "Malabrigo Merino!!" (2 points for that one!) :D

Vendie
01-01-2007, 12:53 PM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

you should have said mmmmm Malabrigo Merino - 3 points! :rofl:

Chrissie
01-01-2007, 12:56 PM
But really, I fondled mine the whole drive home from the yarn store. Don't fiberbate and drive. :shifty:


:roflhard: :rofl: I like that term....fiberbate.....heh heh.

mwedzi
01-01-2007, 02:20 PM
Personal Threads has it on sale now between $8 and $9, can't remember the exact price. There you'd have to pay for high shipping, though.

sfavereau
01-01-2007, 03:02 PM
YESSSSSSS!!!!!11!one

OMG, 1337-speak. LOL! (ok... too much World of Warcraft)

Anyway, a friend of mine just called me from Minnesota where she's visiting family and she offered to get some malabrigo yarn for me for about $10.50/hank.

ecb
01-01-2007, 08:57 PM
19.99 is a fair price for BOTH skein
but not for each


I know someone that knows I love high end fibers
and she has offered me some merino blend for 23
I found it in a store in her town for 16

What I did was offer to teach her to knit with it
and she could keep the cost

she turned me down

ecb