Thanks to everyone who entered our blog contest! Our winning comment is from Debbi H, who said, “I love that the Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations and paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination. that is huge!” Debbie has been contacted via Ravelry to claim her prize. Thanks to everyone who has helped spread the word about Fair Trade this month!
Here’s a look at what’s new for Spring from the Manos Co-Ops:
Lace knitters rejoice! We’ve added 11 new colors to our palette. This delicate blend of baby alpaca, silk and cashmere is perfect for a wide variety of projects and is perfect for the warmer months to come. We’ve love to see Keeping Rosita Warm knit up in a few of these fresh new Lace colors, wouldn’t you?
L-R 2040 Puck, 2109 Banshee, 2121 Dryad, 2183 Gloriana, 2207 Oberon, 2387 Leprechaun, 2425 Naiad, 2445 Merrow, 2650 Prilla, 6977 Fay, 7311 Iris.
Next up, we’ve got eight gorgeous new colors in Serena! This lightweight alpaca/cotton blend is ideal for trans-seasonal knitting, and your customers will love our newest colors. The Aurelie Tank from the Interweave Knits Spring 2012 issue is a fun beaded top using 3-5 skeins of Serena – it’s perfect for layering or wearing all on its own!
L-R: 2680 Sea Urchin, 2609 Peony, 2590 Natural, 2444 Harbor, 2368 Ivy, 2122 Mahogany, 2100 Hummingbird, 2040 Gold, 2020 Curry.
Finally, we’re introducing five new Maxima colors. Small projects or felted pieces are perfect for the spring and summer – or get a jump on sweater knitting with the latest kettle-dyed colors in this soft and squishy 100% merino wool! Our newest free pattern for Maxima, the Tweedy Bucket Hat, would look fantastic in any of these new hues.
L-R: 2020 Spirulina, 2145 Coral, 2349 Oxygen, 2552 Foil, 2590 Natural