Fabulous Fan Projects in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Category: Featured Projects

The holiday frenzy will soon turn our attention to projects using bulky yarns or last-minute gift ideas, but before that, we’d like to spotlight a few spectacular fan projects in Manos del Uruguay yarns. We also want to share with you the latest free patterns for possible gifts or a new sweater for yourself! When you choose Manos del Uruguay yarn, be it one skein or several, you help a woman in Uruguay support her family. Thank you!

Persian Dreams is a beautiful pattern composed of colorwork hexagon motifs. Manos del Uruguay Alegria in the semi-solid and variegated colorways provide ample opportunity to achieve your desired color palette. KYFarmgirl used only Blueberry and Silver for her stunning throw and Katylynn06 combined Natural with eleven other semi-solids for a vibrant blanket!

We love to browse Ravelry to see your work and this action always enables us to add more items to the must-make lists! Alegria is wonderful in a crochet garment, as KimBelle62’s Glimmer vest demonstrates; what a great layering piece! Tornangel012’s Effortless Cardigan (top row, middle) in Gloria, Noisygirl’s Double Knit Tartan Mittens (top row, right) in Maxima, and MichelleMcComa’s Reversible Cowl in Alegria Grande (bottom row, right) inspires us to combine colorways for unique results. KarenPow’s Maritime Morning Cowl (bottom row, middle) with a cushy texture in Serpentina is a project we want for ourselves!

Check your Ravelry queues! Did you know the Serena Collection 1 is now available as individual pattern downloads on our free pattern page? Serena is a gorgeous yarn choice for season-spanning garments and accessories. The six patterns are Ana, Cecilia, Elina, Ines, Martina, and Sofia.

We would love to connect with you as you stash, design, swatch, knit, crochet, or weave with Manos del Uruguay yarns! Don’t forget, the Fairmount Fibers team participates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry as ManosYarnsUSA.

November’s New Patterns in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Category: Featured Projects

Hello, November! Here in the U.S., the weather is cooler, the days are shorter, and magazine winter and holiday issues are previewing online! Let us enable your “to-do” list with a quick round-up of the latest patterns that call for Manos del Uruguay yarns

A one-skein quick-to-knit project can keep your motivation going when you need a break from your current project. The Flecha Cowl is the newest free pattern to download from the Fairmount Fibers design team. One skein of Serpentina is all you need! The sample shown here is P1563 Amelia. Did you know that the Serpentina colorways are named in honor of influential women? 

Vogue Knitting Holiday 2017 #03 Scandinavian Hat in Manos del Uruguay Fino

Speaking of influential women, Deborah Newton embraced the traditional Scandinavian stocking cap in honor of
her Swedish mother and grandmother in her new design found in the Vogue Knitting Holiday 2017 issue.  The #03 Scandinavian Hat uses Manos del Uruguay Fino in a modified version that eliminates an inner lining. 

Orianna pullover by Paula Pereira, Pom Pom Quarterly, in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica

Cables and colorwork combine in Paula Pereira’s Orianna, published in Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23.  An assortment of Wool Clasica colors are used, including 59 Kohl (main color), 31 Nickel, 25 Shale, 34 Oilslick, 71 Wisteria, 68 Citric, and 80 Highlighter. Maybe this would be a good wishlist item? An unassembled sweater, as it were, and you could ask for the yarn for this project!

Susanna IC's Trafala Valley Shawl in Love of Knitting, photo by Interweave / George Boe

Susanna IC’s new Tarfala Valley Shawl is on the cover of the Winter 2017 Love of Knitting! It is a shallow crescent shawl worked from the top down in easy garter with a pretty lace edging that can be left unblocked for a cute ruffle. Silk Blend in 3301 Abalone and 3224 Ice Melt are shown here. Which colors will you use? 

Let’s connect on your favorite social channel! The Fairmount Fibers team participates on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Ravelry as ManosYarnsUSA