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 Maxima is a super soft 100% extrafine merino wool in a light and squidgable single-ply worsted weight yarn. Hand dyed by a fair trade Women's co-operative in both vibrant brights and tonal pastel shades, Maxima is the perfect feel good yarn for those snuggly Autumn and Winter knits. At Knit With Me, we use this yarn in all of our Beginners and Improvers Knitting Workshops due its quality, easy of knit and fun colours.
All of Manos del Uruguays 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 Merino
Length: 219 yds / 200 mts
Weight: 100 g skein
Gauge: 18-20 sts per 4" / 10 cms
Needle: UK 4-5mm/US #6-8
Hand wash in cool water and lay flat to dry
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.