Handmade Ornaments and Decorations

Category: Featured Projects

It’s really getting down to the wire! Our last blog post, Fast with Franca, shared several project ideas you could complete before the holidays. Yes, really! In this post, we want to spotlight a few ways in which you can use Manos del Uruguay yarns in your handmade ornaments and decorations.

Handmade Yarn Decorations

Take inspiration from these Ravelry projects that use less than a full skein (except the wreath) and work up in a little amount of time! Nbagnall’s Woolly Wreath in the top left was knit with 3 skeins of Wool Clasica, but know that others who have made this all note it is a fast project. Continuing clockwise are katylynn06’s Fall Wind snowflake in Fino, tornangel012’s Bunny Snowball Buddy in Gloria, and MsChris’s set of coasters woven on a Weave Easy loom in Maxima


Manos Yarns Festive Holiday Pinterest Board

We have a curated Pinterest board, Festive Holidays, for projects of all sizes for inspiration. We have pinned a few free gift tags you can download and print, along with ideas on using yarn to wrap your presents! Keep sharing your photos of Manos del Uruguay yarns & projects with us, we do enjoy seeing and sharing them. Have a wonderful holiday & we wish you a creative new year! 

Fast with Franca

Category: Yarn Features

There is still time to knit or crochet a fabulous item to give as a gift especially with a yarn like Franca! Since the Fairmount Fibers team first introduced Franca, the color palette has expanded as well as the number of patterns to support this yarn.  

Free Patterns for Franca

Free Patterns in Franca

Babies may be little, but big knits look adorable and keep them cozy! The Simple Bulky Moss Stitch Baby Blanket and Matching Hat will look great in a bold, neutral or gender-specific color palette. The Arenque Cowl, with the herringbone stitch pattern, will showcase the color shifts for a unique accessory. Quick Franca Mitts will keep hands warm this winter, if you’re shopping, making deliveries, or clearing the snow off the car. These patterns are all free PDF downloads from Fairmountfibers.com

Fan Projects in Franca


We enjoy seeing your posts to our Facebook page and being tagged in Instagram photos of your finished objects. The projects shown above were spotted on Ravelry, all knit in Franca. At the top are Rachel’s Sophmore PC Mittens knit by socksandsticks. On the bottom left is A Mother’s Love is Never Ending blanket knit by ladybree88. The Honey Cowl knit by juliep55 is on the bottom right.  For even more Franca project ideas, check out our Franca Pinterest board



Don’t forget to enjoy the process of working with this fabulous yarn!