Portable Projects to Knit and Crochet

Category: Featured Projects, Free patterns

Much of the United States is feeling the impact of summer’s return. You may not care for a pile of wool on your lap as the temperatures rise. Having a smaller project in one skein (or less) of Manos del Uruguay yarn by your side is easier to take with you and work on when you head outside.  Today’s post spotlights those grab-and-go projects!

Wolkig Cowl  Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette

Wolkig, named after the German word for “cloudy”, is a project you can work on everywhere you are this summer. The pattern calls for one skein of Manos del Uruguay Fino and has only one line of instruction! Martina Behm’s design is available in the new Knitty. Kara Gunza, of Petals to Picots, has a new free crochet pattern. One skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria will work up into the Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette

Portable projects in Manos del Uruguay yarns

A peek at Ravelry gave us more ideas for portable projects! Katelynzhou’s Traveling Woman in Fino, Kadreco’s Kristi socks in Alegria, and Dawnamaw’s Flashdance Socks in Alegria



Wherever your travels take you this summer, don’t forget your project! We really love to see, comment on, and share your photos of Manos Yarns on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry

Knits for the little ones

Category: Featured Projects

Every year, new babies are born and children get bigger! Just try to deny the “Awww” factor of a wee handknit, especially when that item is made in a yarn with next-to-skin softness and fun colors. Manos del Uruguay yarns are a great choice for children’s garments; find inspiration in these patterns and projects! 

Knits for baby in Manos Yarns

First, a reminder that among the patterns offered by the Fairmount Fibers team, you’ll find a collection of garments for babies (with sizing up through toddlers). These patterns by Melissa LaBarre are a great opportunity to work with Manos yarns that you may have been eyeing for a while, but weren’t quite ready to make an adult-sized sweater. The extensive color range of the yarns means you can work with a classic or modern color palette! Shown above, clockwise from left: Trucha in Gloria, Habanero in Clara, and Pimiento in Alegria.

The latest baby projects spotted on Ravelry in Manos yarn are of a subdued palette, giving each an heirloom quality, don’t you think? Shown above, left to right: proxon’s Playdate sweater in Milo, Kirthedrink’s Baby Selbu Mittens in Fino, Cathrinskey’s Delicate Lace Crochet Bonnet in Fino (top), and Inkywells’ Sweetest Thing Dress in Serena (bottom). 

Knit as gifts or for your own little ones, we’d love to see the finished object photos before these special handknits are tucked away and saved for future generations! Manos Yarns is present on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry!