Spring Pattern Round Up

Category: Featured Projects

When Spring starts to come around do you reach for lighter yarns and look forward to projects for lightweight layers? We enjoy seeing the yarns Fairmount Fibers sends out into the the hands of designers that are showcased in the pages of pattern magazines. The Spring and Summer issues, available digitally or on your local newsstand, have a lovely variety of patterns featuring Serena.

The latest issue of knitscene includes the Argon Tee by Monika Sirna. The fabric created by the combination of Manos del Uruguay Serena and Manos Lace combined with the flattering shape makes this top one you will want to wear daily. Depending on size, you will need 3 to 4 skeins of Serena in the main color choice, 1 skein of Serena in a contrasting color, and 1 to 2 skeins of Lace in a coordinating color. The purples with the pop of S2020 Curry are very on trend, and we look forward to the color combinations you select!




Bristol Ivy designed the Folded Lace Tank in Serena for the latest issue of knit.wear. This tank combines the drape and fall of a classic Greek chiton with a wearable, modern shape. The folds of the fabric create an A-line silhouette, and the touch of lace hidden inside the pleat adds a feminine touch. Depending on size, 4 to 6 skeins of Serena are used.





The Wave Lace Scarf design by Wei Wilkins in the latest Vogue Knitting makes the most of one skein of Serena. Scarves are equally fashionable and functional. The baby alpaca and pima cotton blend found in Serena makes this a season-spanning accessory!




Serena is proving to be a top choice of knitters and crocheters this season – have you cast on with it yet? We’d love to see your projects and we encourage you to share a link to your blog or projects here in the comments, on our Facebook page, or in our Ravelry group!

Serena Spotlight

Category: Featured Projects, Yarn Features

Is it still cold where you are? As North America looks forward to the season of  spring, the temperatures have been such that it feels like winter will never loosen its grip. Warmer days are coming, but until they get here, we would suggest you use Manos del Uruguay’s Serena yarn. This yarn is lightweight and warm, with a beautiful drape and a versatile gauge.

Sweaters made in Serena will keep the chills away without any added bulk. Ahlohaknitting’s Dahlia Cardigan in S2302 English, Andrea Sanchez’s Mustill in S2444 Harbor and S2246 Oyster, and lollia’s Chance of Petal Showers in S2133 Seashell are just a few wonderful examples of this.

Crochet projects are a great way to showcase Serena. Look for the Spring 2014 Interweave Crochet for the Filigree Shell pattern by Natasha Robarge. The Augusta Shawl, a free download from Fairmountfibers.com, was crocheted by cherrybomb as a shop sample. Indigosky2Knit’s Wrist Warmers show the variegation of our space-dyed colorway without pooling or flashing.

As we wait for spring to arrive and settle in, we will enjoy working with the baby alpaca and cotton blend that is Serena. As always, we love to see your Manos yarn and project photos on your social media channel of choice. Find us on Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter,  and Pinterest!