New Manos del Uruguay Yarn: Alegria Grande

Category: Yarn Features

More Joy with Alegria Grande!Alegria Grande

Add more joy to your next knit or crochet project with Alegria Grande! The same easy-care blend of superwash merino and polyamide as our tremendously popular Alegria, Alegria Grande is a worsted-weight for bright, beautiful, durable knits of all kinds:  baby blankets, kids’ sweaters, thick socks, colorful scarves and more!

 

Aleyska Mittens, designed by Emily Ringleman, in Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande

Emily Ringleman, of the Cosmos and Cashmere blog, designed the Aleyska Mittens to make the most out of one skein of Alegria Grande. The double diamond cable pattern will work up quickly in the size you choose.

Sarah's Cowl pattern knit in Alegria Grande  Preemie Hat in Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande

Did you catch the review of Alegria Grande on the Geeky Girls Knit podcast? CC knit her skein into a Sarah’s Cowl, a design by Patti Waters that originally calls for Wool Clasica. The cowl did not require the whole skein, so she knit the leftovers into a preemie hat

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Let’s get cozy with new knitting patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns!

Category: Featured Projects, New Stuff

Autumn in North America starts in a few weeks, but you don’t have to wait for a calendar date to decide on a fall knitting project!  Manos del Uruguay yarns will keep you warm and cozy no matter what you knit. Here are our newest knitting patterns to keep you covered as the temperatures cool. 

Mari Chiba knit patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns

The Fairmount Fibers team brings a beautiful pattern collection for the 2017 fall season. Mari Chiba is the featured designer of 6 pieces. Mari’s aim, inspired by Japanese fashion, was to create fun knits and indulge her cable obsession. Shown above, clockwise from the top left: Bonsall in Maxima, Dorrance in Franca, Jessup in Silk Blend, Ritner in Gloria, and Norwood cowl and hat in Franca.  

Hats, cowl, and fingerless mitts patterns to knit in Manos del Urugauy yarns

Accessories make great gifts, too – couldn’t everyone use a new hat, scarf, or mitts this year? The collection includes an assortment of unisex patterns including Ellet by Barbara Benson in Gloria (left), Cantrell Hat and Cowl by Sarah Solomon in Maxima (center top), Tasker by Christine Marie Chen in Maxima (right), and Gerritt, also by Christine in Gloria (center, bottom). 

Scarves and wraps to knit in Manos del Uruguay yarns

Scarves, wraps, and a capelet round out the accessories. Shown above, from left to right: Mifflin by Emma Welford in Maxima, McKean by Sara Solomon in Silk Blend, Ringgold (center top), Fitzwater (center bottom) and Sedgwick (Wrap, Cowl, and Scarf) all designs by Lisa R. Myers in Clara

New Sweater patterns to knit in Manos del Uruguay yarns

Finer-gauge sweaters include two designs by Melissa Leapman: Annin in Gloria and Latona in Silk Blend. In addition, Warnock by Sarah Solomon in Silk Blend and Winton by Ash Alberg in Milo all offer cozy and comfortable styles that are equally fun to knit and wear. 

With cooler temperatures on the horizon for much of the United States, will you start a sweater or layer on the accessories? Do you use Pinterest for planning? We have a dedicated pattern board for this collection on Pinterest from which you can pin! Share your projects and plans with us on your favorite social channel: Facebook, Instagram, or in the Ravelry group