Your Famous Projects

Category: Featured Projects

Ravelry is a social website for those crafters who enjoy working with yarn and fibers. It is free to join and has many features available to the user. You can organize your stash and supplies, curate a queue of patterns you plan to make, and record project details. There are also many groups in which you can post and chat with others about your projects, home life and experiences, and even your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarns!  In this blog post we’d like to shine the spotlight on several of the most popular projects in the assorted Manos Yarns.

Fino favorites include, on the left, pjmcmullen’s Sand and Sea shawlette and, on the right, littlefeller’s Vertex Cardigan sample.

Three colorways of Alegria are combined with stunning results in 8arioso’s Color Affection. SmokingHotNeedle’s Hex Cowl shows Alegria can work quite well with cables.

Etta’s Xuxa cowl combines two colorways of Maxima; what color combination would you use? TraceyNicole’s miette pour moi shows a more delicate side of this wonderful yarn.

Tammykins’ Dewpoint and SuvisDesigns’ Filtering Daylight each make the most of the season-spanning blend of pima cotton and baby alpaca in Serena.

Kimothy76’s Hopefulness Stole, crocheted in Lace, is simply beautiful as are the number of wedding shawls we have noticed worked in this yarn, including catiwehrle’s wedding veil project!

Silvi’s Sweet Tea and tentenknit’s flora, each in Silk Blend, are the favorite projects of several hundred other people!

Craftivore’s Strips and Stripes blanket is the most popular project of all projects worked in Manos del Uruguay yarns with more than 1300 hearts! Wool Clasica in grey is the main yarn. SugarBunnyBlvd’s Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks scarf is a great example of how a wonderful stitch pattern works with a variegated yarn.

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Francis Mallmann and Manos del Uruguay

Category: Manos in the News, Translated posts

Francis Mallmann is a renowned South American T.V. chef. He is an expert at cooking with fire, and as Food & Wine put it, “over it, under it, in it and around it”. Recently, he taped a segment at the Manos cooperative in Fraile Muerto, where much of our yarn is made. In the photos and videos shared here, you can see he is cooking over an open flame in the yard next to the workshop. Maxima and Silk Blend can be spotted hanging on the lines over his head. If you have a skein or more of M7158 Mixed Berries tagged by Leticia or Blanca, and you happen to notice the yarn smells like barbecue, here’s the reason why! The photos and remainder of this post originally appeared on


Francis Mallmann, a famous Argentine gourmet chef visited and cooked in our cooperative Fraile Muerto in Cerro Largo. In his relentless pursuit of new and unknown landscapes, Francis chose our rural Uruguay and gently rolling hills, where he found the perfect setting for one of his original gastronomic adventures. CARF is a sector of the Manos del Uruguay cooperatives dedicated to spinning and dyeing wool by hand.


Francis’s visit caused a stir in the cooperative and the entire village. Cameras filled the central square and settled in the village to participate in the spectacle of Francis Mallmann manning the cooking fire. The artisans showed their culinary skills as well and entertained the distinguished guest with homemade bread, fried cake, dulce de leche, jams and stew. Surrounded by artisans, turkeys and lambs and framed by newly dyed skeins of wool drying in the sun, Francis cooked in large pot over low heat and delighted us with golden rice. The dining experience was full of almost overwhelming original tastes and aromas.

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There are also several YouTube videos linked at the bottom of the original post. A few for your enjoyment to see the cooking in action are here, here, and here.