I LOVE the colors of Manos -- but it is no way as soft as Malabrigo. I bought 2 skeins to make a My So Called Scarf but I may end up making a felted purse out of it.
It's too bad cause I can't convince the owner of the LYS that yes, really, Malabrigo is softer and has just as lovely colorways as the Manos and you get 2 times as much yardage with the Malabrigo.
I even brought in a skein of the Malabrigo for her to feel and she COULDN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE!!!!!!