In the beginning of May, TNNA’s Summer Trade Show brought many of the upcoming new Fall designs and yarns to those people in the yarn industry: shop owners, publishers and designers. Fairmount Fibers, distributors of Manos del Uruguay yarns in North America, participated with the debut of the 2014 Fall Collection, including designs by featured designer Amy Christoffers. The entire collection is ready to be added to your Ravelry queue and pinned to your Pinterest boards!
Amy Christoffers is our featured designer this season. Antuco, top left, is a seamless cowl knit with 1 -3 skeins of Maxima. The Arenales sweater, top right, is also knit with Maxima in a top-down style, with a ’round’ yoke and raglan shaping. On the bottom left is Lanin, a hat and fingerless mitts set knit in Silk Blend. The Risco cardigan, bottom right, spotlights the nature of Wool Clasica, to create a cozy, textured sweater.
Maca, left, by Christine Marie Chen, was a big hit at the show. This is the first pattern to use our new superwash bulky yarn, Franca! Stay tuned for more posts and project ideas for this yarn in the coming weeks. Calbuco, by Cassandra Milani and knit in Maxima, incorporates a cable design on each earflap and on the back of the hat. Varian Brandon’s Melimoyu, right, is an infinity loop that can be worn long or short. As it is knit in Fino, the wool and silk blend will feel so wonderful when you wear it next to your skin!
Mentolat, left, by Jocelyn J. Tunney has three different sizing options with a striking combination of Silk Blend colorways. In the center is Heather Zoppetti’s Tromen, in Maxima, bringing a fun, reversible illusion design into the mix. On the right is Yate, Cassandra Milani’s second contribution to this collection; this one uses a fun loop stitch for added texture in Silk Blend.
Two crochet designs using Silk Blend round out the collection. Osorno, by Lisa R. Myers, is a two-color moebius cowl. On the right is Viedma, by Angelia Robinson, a cozy sweater with interesting construction.