2014 Fall Collection

Category: New Stuff

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!

ACgroupAmy 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.

2014threeMaca, 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!

scarfgroupMentolat, 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.

We’d love to hear from you – which patterns will jump onto your needles or hook first? Leave a comment here on the blog, post it to Facebook, or chat it up in our Ravelry group!

Made For Mom

Category: Featured Projects, Translated posts

In the United States, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Moms all around the world do so much and Fairmount Fibers is proud to bring you yarn made by women, to support women, in the cooperatives in Uruguay. In this blog post, we’d like to spotlight several customer projects from Ravelry that were made “for Mom”.

JocelynS made a Nursing Shawl for her daughter, an expectant Mom, in Alegria. Jillannbal’s Herbs and Honey Cowl was knit in her Mom’s choice of Maxima. ThistleKnitter’s Fussy Cuts for Fussy Mom is a beautiful combination of assorted Wool Clasica and Noro Kuryeon.

Mmiscevic’s Lace Blanket Shawl in Maxima is a work of art, incorporating the name and adjectives that describe her Grandmother! Beckybecky used Lace in her Ethereal for Mom project, and cboncek’s Mitts for Mom are knit in Silk Blend.

We would love to know what special items you have made for your Mom in Manos del Uruguay yarns. Please let us know here with a blog comment, a post on our Facebook page, or share your projects with our Ravelry group!

The blog of the cooperatives, manosdeluruguay.wordpress.com, shared illustrations by Lucrecia de León in their post of Mother’s Day gift ideas. The mother ewe and her lamb are a simply sweet part of the window display: