Blankets and Toys for Kids

Category: Featured Projects

In our previous blog post, we shared small project and pattern inspiration for knitting for kids. Today we would like to spotlight other gift items you can make, toys and blankets, in Manos del Uruguay yarns.

Blankets at Fairmount Fibers

On the Fairmount Fibers Patterns page, you can view the assortment of blanket patterns available by selecting “Home Decor” from the type drop-down menu. While only the Cocheito Baby Blanket is specifically sized for a crib blanket, any of the patterns could be knit for a child. Simply use the child’s favorite colors and consider using Gloria or Clara, so that it is an easy-care item!

Blueyecat Chevron Blanket Woolandflaxyarns' Pinwheel Blanket

Handknit items are meant to be used! We love seeing project photos of the item in action; we spotted these blanket projects keeping the kids cozy. Here are Blueyecat’s Chevron Blanket in Serena and woolandflaxyarns’ Pinwheel Blanket in Silk Blend.

Waldorf Rabbit Frances the Sock Wearing Fox Maximus Octopus

Toys can be a fun surprise, part of a game or story, or even a cuddle buddy. They tend to not use a lot of yardage, so you might even be able to make a toy with the leftovers from a blanket or sweater! Shown above is jenjoy77’s Waldorf Rabbit in Silk Blend, aprilshowers’ Frances the Sock Wearing Fox in Maxima, and an Octopus in Maxima from What to Knit The Toddler Years. Check out our Toys Pinterest board for even more ideas!

Have you knit or crochet a special toy or blanket for a little one? We love to share in the joy of seeing your hard work enjoyed, and are always looking for projects to share! You can find us on Facebook, Ravelry, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Project Inspiration for Kids

Category: Featured Projects

Small projects can allow you to try out new techniques, explore color combinations outside your usual choices, and are finished relatively quickly. Projects for children, as gifts or by special request, are a great choice to kick off the return of knitting season! Here are a few patterns and projects to inspire you.

Kids Accessories in Manos del Uruguay yarns

Several designers have called for Manos del Uruguay yarns in their designs for kids. The Bowburn hat in Silk Blend and Mallard Cowl in Wool Clasica are two fun accessories by Katya Frankel. Wooly Wormhead complements the variegated colorway of Silk Blend with an assortment of buttons on the Damsel hat. The Rosaline short-sleeve sweater, by Clare Slade, in Silk Blend is a great layering piece for cool fall mornings waiting for the bus or running around the playground!

Kid Projects in Manos del Uruguay spotted on Ravelry

Seeing the projects our fans have made with Manos del Uruguay yarns brings us such joy! Here are just a few we spotted on Ravelry. Clockwise from top left: annanozaki’s Hot Chocolate in Maxima, Monastrickt’s 6th Birthday Hat in Silk Blend, thislittlelemon’s Abate sweater in Maxima, VerilyV’s Hedgie in Silk Blend, and TanteLinnea’s Summer Suit for Lauritz in Serena. Look at those happy faces!

Stay tuned for our next blog post in which we will focus on blankets and toys to make for your favorite little ones!