Meet Marina

Category: Yarn Features


Marina is one of the newest yarns from Manos del Uruguay available from Fairmount Fibers. Marina’s softness and drape feel wonderful next to the skin in scarves or shawls. This 100% superwash merino laceweight comes in tonal and space-dyed colorways. With 874 yards per skein, most projects only need one! In this post, we’d like to share some pattern and project inspiration with you for this fabulous yarn!

Knit patterns for Manos Marina from Fairmount Fibers

Fairmount Fibers currently has three patterns calling for Marina. Shown above from left to right: the Feroe Shawl (free) by Lisa R. Myers, Mirto by Corrina Ferguson (part of the 2016 Spring Collection), and the Marina Circle Scarf (free).

Marina Projects

A number of Ravelry projects in Marina have caught our eye! In the left column, top to bottom: AnneH’s Like a Dream Come True, Knitnard’s Water’s Edge, and Robynleslie’s Wendell Holmes for Margaret. ClaraBeauty’s Pretty as a Peacock (right) was shared with us on Facebook. We do enjoy seeing and sharing your projects!



New in May from Manos del Uruguay

Category: Featured Projects

Do you feel like Spring is just flying by? Summer magazines are on newsstands, wardrobes feature lighter layers, and new yarns are on the horizon! In this blog post, Fairmount Fibers would like to spotlight a few new patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns.

Canyon Lace Tank


The Canyon Lace Tank, by Kristen TenDyke, is included in the Summer 2016 Love of KnittingManos Serena is a beautiful complement to the lace panel and flattering shaping. Dress it up or dress it down, you will get lots of wear out of this tank!

Strip of Paisley Wrap

Strip of Paisley, by Lana Jois, is a rectangular stole featuring a paisley lace pattern and mesh lace borders, knit with two skeins of Manos del Uruguay Fino. Look for it in Interweave’s Knitting Traditions.

Red River Wrap in Manos del Uruguay Fino

The Red River Wrap, designed by Kephren Pritchett, represents the Twin Cities of Pineville and Alexandria, in the geographic center of Louisiana. Worked from end to end,  in Fino, this rectangular wrap or scarf features three lace patterns that transition seamlessly from one to the next.

Ruffled Bum Diaper Cover

Are you looking for a baby shower gift? Go beyond basic with the added flair of swaying waves or angular shark teeth with Vickie Howell’s Ruffle Bum Diaper Covers in Maxima. The pattern is found in Vickie’s new book, Wee Garter Stitch: Must Have Knits for Babies & Toddlers.


We look forward to seeing your projects on Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram, and Twitter!