The Fairmount Fibers team is busy with preparations for The National NeedleArts Association Summer Show in Columbus at the end of the month. If your local yarn shop is in attendance, they will have the first look at our upcoming Fall 2015 pattern collection in your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarns. Of course we will let you know when the patterns are released to the public! In the meantime, we’d like to share with you a number of new patterns from various designers that have been published recently, to keep your needles and hooks busy.
The Rhetta Cardigan is one of the designs in Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season, by Corrina Ferguson. This is a sweater that is just right for in-between days, or to keep away the chill of air conditioning. Knit in Serena, this is a lightweight, yet warm piece you’ll carry with you frequently!
The June 2015 issue of I Like Knitting includes the Wildfire Block Cowl, a fun short-row cowl designed by Angelia Robinson. Manos Lace and Silk Blend are striped to create a unique accessory. Drape it over your shoulders or wear it doubled around your neck!
Woolly Wormhead has released two new hat designs in Manos yarns this month that are part of the Painted Woolly Toppers collection. This bundle of patterns is designed specifically for hand-dyed, painted and variegated yarns. Quoin, shown left, is worked in Wool Clasica with short rows and an asymmetrical brim. Cornice, shown right, is worked in Silk Blend and features unique integrated earflaps and a pompom.
The Bruges Multi Shawl
, in the Crochet! Summer 2015
issue, imitates lace worked historically on bobbins. Four skeins of Serena
are used to create a shawl with basic crochet stitches resulting in an eye-catching accessory.
Which Manos del Uruguay yarn are you currently working with, and what’s your project? We’d love to see your photos – you can share them to our Facebook page
, Ravelry group
, or tag us in your Twitter
Have you spotted the newest Manos del Uruguay yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers? Clara is a light and lofty sport-weight yarn. The superwash merino fiber takes dye beautifully (in addition to being beautifully easy to care for). The phrase “it’s like butter” is one we have seen mentioned in regards to this yarn several times on Ravelry, making it a wonderful choice for next-to-skin items!
Our free pattern, the Pradera Wrap, calls for four colorways of Clara, one skein of each color. Currently there are ten colorways available, making for more than two hundred possible combinations! Each skein has approximately 385 yards, creating a wrap with a finished size of 15.5” wide, 74” long. The generous yardage in each skein provides for lots of possible projects!
Here are a few of the projects that caught our eye and will certainly inspire a few new projects to be cast on! Clockwise from left: ivillareal1997crochet’s Artfully Simple in C20 Granade, Dreamknitgirl’s Incentive in C18 Hortensia, and tosarah23’s Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress in C14 Esmeralda.
There is currently a giveaway taking place in our Ravelry group for the Pradera Wrap – click here to join us and to leave your pattern suggestion for Clara. A winner will be selected at random on May 22, 2015. You can also find additional Clara inspiration on our Facebook page and on our dedicated Pinterest board! Don’t forget you can tag @ManosYarns in your Instagram pictures, if you are adding it to your stash or using it in a project!