the actual wool is a little deeper red with a hint of brown with very slight variegation.
i've started knitting up my malabrigo worsted - the rumors are true. the experience is very amazing and i recommend trying it on your next worsted weight project. i'm knitting a seed stitch cap with earflaps, based on the 'kitty hat' but modified to a tolerable/non-cheesy piece.
below is the color of the hat - worsted pure merino "sealing wax."