Manos del Uruguay
One of the new lines we added in 2021 are these glorious hand dyed yarns from Manos del Uruguay. It’s hardly a new company, they’ve been around since 1968.
A big part of the attraction from our perspective is their US distributor, Fairmount Fibers. Just like Manos, this smaller distribution company is run by women who are seasoned professionals who knit, crochet, design, and have worked on the front lines in yarn shops so they understand not only your needs but ours as well.
Each season they collaborate with amazingly talented designers to create new collections for these beautiful yarns.
Jennifer just finished the Perplexity shawl from Tif Nelan and it turned out fabulous!
Franca is another one of our Manos favorites. It is so soft and gorgeous, plus it works up in a snap. This pair of hats are knit and crocheted with Franca and make great gifts. They work up super quick, so you have time to whip up at least one hat in time for the holidays.
Serpentina embodies the best of Manos. It is hand dyed, just like the rest of the line BUT it’s also handspun! A real special treat!
Alegria Grande is a great basic, with a hand-dyed twist. We love the subtle effects of the semi-solid dyes. It is machine washable, and oh so soft and squishy to work with. You will love it. Available in full size hanks, or check out the Bocados mini-skeins! We made these quick mitts striped with five fun bocados shades.
Fino also comes in mini-skein packs that are lots of fun!
One of our favorite Manos designs is this Yesica Wrap, that combines Fino full skeins along with the minis, plus Cabrito (a lace weight mohair) to create a this fabulous blend of colors and texture.
Manos also offers lovely transitional yarns with Serena (a soft blend of baby alpaca and cotton) and Milo (a blend of merino and linen).