Manos del Uruguay
Pickup available at 17 Richmond Hill, London, TW10 6RE, United Kingdom
Usually ready in 24 hours. Collect during shop opening hours (Wednesday to Saturday 11.30am - 4pm)
Manos del Uruguay Franca is a light, lofty and bouncy 100% superwash merino, super chunky single yarn. Super-soft, super-warm and super-quick to knit up chunky hats, squidgy scarves and other cosy accessories.
All of their yarns are hand dyed. The artisans use big pots heated by wood kettles, dyeing in small batches creating wonderful colours. Our yarncolou rs are bright and wild, full of nuances and variations. No two skeins are the same, each one is unique, a testimony of a particular moment. Keeping the traditional hand spinning skills alive is very important for Manos and it allows us to create unique, beautiful yarns.
100% Extrafine Superwash Merino
105m (114 yds) per 150g skein
9-10mm (US# 13-15) - 10 sts per 10 cm (4″)
A little about Manos del Uruguay:
Manos del Uruguay was born in 1968 out of a simple question: How can we improve the quality of life of Uruguay's rural women? The answer was in handcrafts, using skills inherited from our mothers and grandmothers and the raw material that we had at hand: wool. That's how Manos del Uruguay was founded, to give Uruguay's rural women jobs, that would mean, not just an income, but also an opportunity to personally develop and gain independence, keeping their roots and traditions, close to their community and families.
Every Yarn has a tag with the artisan signature and the name of the village where the cooperative is located. This reminds us that behind each ball of yarn there is a woman, a story. Manos create yarns that are beautiful, ethical and sustainable. Every piece is an opportunity to help a Uruguayan woman support her family.