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Rasta

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We name most of our yarns in Spanish (our native language here in Uruguay) and many of them with terms referring to their thickness. Finito, Mechita, Mecha, and Rasta are examples of this.
Rasta in Spanish means “dreadlock”, and is also how we refer in Spanish to a very thick cord like our yarn. A lightly-fulled single-ply yarn of magnum proportions! Whip out a super-cozy accessory in just hours with this super-sized delight of a yarn. Our premium Uruguayan merino is just as soft as ever, and Rasta comes in a range of our unique “watercolor multi” colorways as well as a rainbow of semi-solid basics. Unbelievably squishy, this is the yarn to turn to when you want the ultimate in warmth (or the ultimate in speed!)

Great for: Quick knits, textured stitches, hats, cowls, scarves, outerwear.

Be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project since each bag is a different dye lot, and skeins may vary from bag to bag. Skeins may vary one from the other even within the same bag. To ensure random color distribution, work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball. 

When we dye our yarns, the same formula is used each time but every batch of yarn is assigned a different dye lot number. The differences from one dye lot to another can be very subtle, or extremely noticeable, specially on variegated yarns.
When we assign a dye lot number the main use is to identify which skeins can be labeled and packed together. After our quality control team checks the skeins, they go to the labeling section and then are put in bags of five or ten (depending on the yarn).
Once the bags get to the yarn stores, most skeins go to different shelves where they can get mixed. The dye lot code is really helpful when you try to find skeins that match.

Unfortunately, we don't have a record of which yarn store receives a specific dye lot and it's impossible for us to find out where you can find the same dye lot skeins.  

The colors shown on photos are illustrated as reference, as mentioned above, they can differ on more or less of one tone, due to the hand-dyed process.

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky 

Yarn Texture: Single ply slightly felted with a twist

Yardage/Meters: 90 yards (82 meters)

Skein Weight: 150 grams (5.29 ounces)

Gauge: 8.0 to 10.0 sts = 4 inches

Needle Size: US 13 - 19 or 9 - 15mm

Hook Size: US N/P/15 to P/Q or 10 - 15 mm

Content: 100% Merino Wool

Care: Hand Wash, cold water, dry flat

Color card

Eclectica

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Aquamarine

RAS687

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Mercurio

RAS187

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English Rose

RAS057

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Rosalinda

RAS398

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Marte

RAS121

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Neptuno

RAS188

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Amatista

RAS189

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Talisman

RAS249

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Persia

RAS852

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Draco

RAS190

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Immortal

RAS250

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Trompo

RAS191

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Boomerang

RAS197

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Candy-Cane

RAS198

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Yo-Yo

RAS199

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Molino

RAS185

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Ravelry Red

RAS611

Rasta PagodaRasta Pagodashirt icon

Pagoda

RAS023

Rasta Stitch RedRasta Stitch Redshirt icon

Stitch Red

RAS873

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Fiesta

RAS599

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Aniversario

RAS005

Rasta FucsiaRasta Fucsiashirt icon

Fucsia

RAS093

Rasta Baya ElectricaRasta Baya Electricashirt icon

Baya Electrica

RAS865

Rasta SabiduriaRasta Sabiduriashirt icon

Sabiduria

RAS136

Rasta PorrinhoRasta Porrinhoshirt icon

Porrinho

RAS864

Rasta ValentinaRasta Valentinashirt icon

Valentina

RAS689

Rasta Almond BlossomRasta Almond Blossomshirt icon

Almond Blossom

RAS703

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Violeta Africana

RAS808

Rasta JacintoRasta Jacintoshirt icon

Jacinto

RAS193

Rasta AbrilRasta Abrilshirt icon

Abril

RAS853

Rasta Purple MysteryRasta Purple Mysteryshirt icon

Purple Mystery

RAS030

Rasta Whale's RoadRasta Whale's Roadshirt icon

Whale's Road

RAS247

Rasta Paris NightRasta Paris Nightshirt icon

Paris Night

RAS052

Rasta SheriRasta Sherishirt icon

Sheri

RAS883

Rasta Matisse BlueRasta Matisse Blueshirt icon

Matisse Blue

RAS415

CianCianshirt icon

Cian

RAS683

Rasta AzulesRasta Azulesshirt icon

Azules

RAS856

Rasta CosmosRasta Cosmosshirt icon

Cosmos

RAS706

Rasta Azul ProfundoRasta Azul Profundoshirt icon

Azul Profundo

RAS150

Rasta Teal FeatherRasta Teal Feathershirt icon

Teal Feather

RAS412

Rasta Reflecting Pool Rasta Reflecting Pool shirt icon

Reflecting Pool

RAS133

Rasta SolisRasta Solisshirt icon

Solis

RAS809

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Indiecita

RAS416

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Bahamas Green

RAS600

Rasta CucumberRasta Cucumbershirt icon

Cucumber

RAS708

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Garden Gate

RAS075

Rasta Verde AzulRasta Verde Azulshirt icon

Verde Azul

RAS086

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Soriano

RAS867

Rasta ArequitaRasta Arequitashirt icon

Arequita

RAS885

Rasta LettuceRasta Lettuceshirt icon

Lettuce

RAS037

Rasta ApplegreenRasta Applegreenshirt icon

Applegreen

RAS011

Rasta FluoRasta Fluoshirt icon

Fluo

RAS010

Rasta Frank OchreRasta Frank Ochreshirt icon

Frank Ochre

RAS035

Rasta SunsetRasta Sunsetshirt icon

Sunset

RAS096

Rasta Glazed CarrotRasta Glazed Carrotshirt icon

Glazed Carrot

RAS016

Rasta MelonRasta Melonshirt icon

Melon

RAS707

Rasta Laguna NegraRasta Laguna Negrashirt icon

Laguna Negra

RAS861

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Piedras

RAS862

Rasta CoronillaRasta Coronillashirt icon

Coronilla

RAS868

Rasta FogRasta Fogshirt icon

Fog

RAS705

Rasta NaturalRasta Naturalshirt icon

Natural

RAS063

Rasta IvoryRasta Ivoryshirt icon

Ivory

RAS704

Rasta SombrasRasta Sombrasshirt icon

Sombras

RAS849

Rasta Whole GrainRasta Whole Grainshirt icon

Whole Grain

RAS696

Rasta OxidoRasta Oxidoshirt icon

Oxido

RAS860

Rasta Belgian ChocolateRasta Belgian Chocolateshirt icon

Belgian Chocolate

RAS077

Rasta Cape Cod GrayRasta Cape Cod Grayshirt icon

Cape Cod Gray

RAS429

Rasta PlomoRasta Plomoshirt icon

Plomo

RAS043

Rasta Pearl TenRasta Pearl Tenshirt icon

Pearl Ten

RAS069

Rasta BlackRasta Blackshirt icon

Black

RAS195

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Unicorn Bark

RAS178

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Cherry Vainilla

RAS180

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Blueberry Cream

RAS177

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Costa

RAS168

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Carousel

RAS174

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Snake

RAS171

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Tundra

RAS182

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Mejillon

RAS167

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Pensamiento

RAS170

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Xilofono

RAS169

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Campfire

RAS172

Rasta DianaRasta Dianashirt icon

Diana

RAS886

Rasta ArchangelRasta Archangelshirt icon

Archangel

RAS850

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Lotus

RAS120

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Zarzamora

RAS863

Rasta LluviaRasta Lluviashirt icon

Lluvia

RAS881

Rasta BorealRasta Borealshirt icon

Boreal

RAS884

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Queguay

RAS877

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Arco Iris

RAS866