Continuing our yarn spotlight on Milo from Manos del Uruguay, today’s post highlights knit and crochet pattern inspiration in Milo. Our new flax blend has caught the eye of designers and crafters alike. We hope this post inspires you to cast on with this wonderful yarn for your next knit or crochet project!
These recently published patterns show the rustic elegance of Milo. The Smattering Wrap, above left, brings together five different colorways of Milo. Cal Patch’s chosen palette of blues and neutrals is a go-with-everything project; the pattern is in Making Vol. 3 / DOTS. Above center is the Gallery Tunic designed by Quenna Lee for Love of Knitting, Summer 2017. This sweater is a great addition to your wardrobe as it can be sophisticated or casual. Interweave Knits Summer 2017 includes the Goodfellow Top, above left, by Faina Goberstein. The construction will keep your interest as it is worked in different directions!
Browsing Ravelry for projects in Milo is eye candy that inspires! Clockwise from top left: Exlanemaxseb’s Lulworth Cove hat, MsGidgetty’s Breathing Space sweater, Faeriegrl’s Altitude Cowl, and MWheeldon’s Relax sweater.
We hope you’ll put Manos del Uruguay Milo on your “must-try” list this season! The sport-weight wool-linen yarn is a treat to work with, creating fabrics with a beautiful drape and crisp stitch definition. Be sure to share your projects with us in Ravelry, on Facebook or Instagram!
Wool is great for cold winter days and nights, but when the weather or temperature varies throughout the day, you want a yarn that can keep up with those changes. The wish list probably looks something like this: warm (but not too warm), lightweight (of course!), and a beautiful drape, too. If that sounds like a tall order, don’t worry -our Milo yarn fits the bill! This 65% merino wool and 35% linen sport weight yarn can handle seasonal fluctuations with ease.
The unique nature of linen gives Milo a rustic yet elegant look. The linen retains its natural color through the dye process, giving a heathered effect. Currently, Milo is available in sixteen semi-solid colorways.
Blending in linen with the merino wool to make this single ply yarn lightens the yarn. One of the unique properties of linen is its ability to absorb moisture from the skin and release it to the air. A project made with Milo will feel cool and crisp even on hot summer days.
What sort of projects can you make with Milo? Hats, cowls, sweaters and accessories – all of them! The Fairmount Fibers team has two free patterns, the Mitad Hat and Mitad Cowl; you’ll only need one skein of Milo for each design. Two patterns in the 2017 Spring pattern collection call for Milo: the Braddock Capelet and the Trenton Scarf. Check out the Milo Pinterest board for even more knitting and crochet pattern inspiration.
Perhaps you have heard that linen can be difficult to work with. Milo is not one of those! It has a soft hand and excellent drape. In our next blog post, we will share project inspiration for Milo from knitters and crocheters just like you!
Do you have any spring celebrations coming up? A handmade item, knit or crochet, is a lovely gesture for a bridal or baby shower. Today we are sharing projects made by our friends on Ravelry in Manos del Uruguay yarns to celebrate these wonderful events!
For the Bride
Be sure to budget your time wisely on a project such as a bridal shawl! The pressure of a deadline can be stressful. Having enough time will allow you to avoid careless mistakes and devote time for proper blocking. Shown above, clockwise from the top: EmilyWool’s beautiful “Out of the Darkness” shawl knit in Fino photographed by Julie Hagenbuch, KathyBannon’s Diamond Fizz knit in Marina with two strands held together, and Loranel’s Callais in Fino.
For the New Baby
Baby items are a fun way in which to try out a new-to-you stitch pattern or colorway. These projects tend to work up quickly and still yield a high “Awww!” factor. Shown clockwise from left: Fitzknits721’s Pepita in Alegria, Charliehrtsmatt’s Angel Wings Pinafore crocheted in Serena, and woolnutzi’s Franca Fun Baby Sweater in Franca.
Do you have a go-to project for baby showers or a bridal gift that you would love to make again? Share your projects and inspiration with the fans of Manos del Uruguay yarns in our Ravelry group!