A Peek at 2014

Category: New Stuff

One of the many great characteristics of knitters is the optimism about “the next project”. Who doesn’t love the promise a new project holds? Nothing has gone wrong, no mistakes have been made, and the yarn is tangle-free. Keeping this in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to give you a sneak peek at a few of the upcoming designs Fairmount Fibers / Manos del Uruguay Yarns is proud to present in 2014.

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The new 2014 collection includes thirteen items including pullovers, cardigans, cowls (one is crochet), wraps / scarves, and hats. Heather Zoppetti is our featured designer; we also have items fromĀ E.J. Slayton, Corrina Ferguson, A.S. Robinson, Tanis Gray, and Christine Marie Chen.

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We hope these projects give you a little boost of motivation to wrap up your current works in progress to get your needles ready for these lovely designs. After the holidays indulge in Fino, Serena, or Silk Blend and cozy up to Maxima to create an item made especially for you. You deserve it! As the designs are published, we will be sure to share them across the different social media channels. New colors of Serena, Lace, and Alegria will also be making their way to your local yarn shops; we expect to be delivering them in the next 3-4 weeks.

Stay tuned to your favorite for all the details in the Ravelry group, on our Facebook page, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course here on the blog!

Holiday Decorations

Category: Featured Projects

Have you ever thought about knitting or crocheting decorations for yourself or as gifts? Decorations are a great way to mark a special occasion or start a new tradition. We have found several patterns and projects on Ravelry made in Manos del Uruguay yarns that are sure to bring out the smiles as they are brought out each holiday season.

The Last Minute Stockings by Ysolda Teague are worked from the toe-up on larger needles. On the left we are sharing pixiewear’s Em’s Stocking project. Kate Heppell’s Countdown to Christmas, center, is simply sweet. A true heirloom project is the Floral Tree Skirt by Michele Rose Orne; BarbaraM’s work-in-progress is on the right. Each of these patterns call for Wool Clasica. The broad palette allows for traditional or modern color choices!

Nicki Epstein’s #08 Felted Wreath, is a festive show-stopper to grace your door or mantle. Oneknitwit used the Felted Gingerbread Ornament pattern in her Gingerbread project, but you could easily use this idea to make a custom garland or gift tags. If you haven’t tried felting yet, these are great projects on which to experiment with Wool Clasica.

Have you made any holiday decorations for this year? We’d love to hear about it in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page. You can tweet us @ManosYarns or tag us if you Instagram your decorating progress!