Looking Ahead to 2018

Category: Featured Projects, Yarn Features

Can you believe that we are in the last few weeks of December? As we wrap up the month and year, our 2018 calendar is already beginning to fill. No time is wasted, as the Fairmount Fibers team will be kicking things off with exciting events in January!

Manos del Uruguay yarns will be at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC, January 2018

For the first time, Manos del Uruguay yarns will have an exhibitor’s booth at Vogue Knitting Live in New York City. This event is taking place January 12-14, at the New York Marriott Marquis. Between classes and lectures, stop in the marketplace to see the Manos del Uruguay models, samples, and yarn. We’ve partnered with several shops from whom you can purchase your favorite Manos del Uruguay Yarns.

Manos del Uruguay Milo crochet pattern ideas

The new year brings new colorways and we can’t wait for you to pick up Milo from your local yarn shop in space-dyed colors. We’re already considering the patterns in which we can pair up the new space-dyed colors with the tonals. The Montevideo Pullover Top and Smattering Wrap are two crochet projects that come to mind.  

Peek at 2018 Patterns

Our Spring collection is sure to brighten those grey winter days. The new collection is an ensemble of designs and you can look forward to a crochet capsule. Our fans and friends in Venice, Florida will get a first look as Needlefish Yarns will have the collection from January 1 through January 22. Stay tuned for announcements and more details in January on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry.

Manos del Uruguay kits Fino Mini Skeins Gradiente Kits Mentolat Kits

What Manos del Uruguay projects and yarns will make it onto your needles and hooks first in January? Start a special project for yourself! Consider indulging in a set of Fino Mini-Skeins or a kit from your local yarn shop. The Mentolat Kit in Manos Silk Blend is available in 8 colorways total, the four newest colorways are shown above (middle). Gradiente Kits in Manos Marina are available in 5 colorways.


Thank you for a wonderful year of colorful projects! Cheers to a Happy New Year!

Think Big!

Category: Featured Projects

Everyone could use an extra hand or a bit more time these days. While we can’t do your knitting or crocheting for you, we can offer suggestions for quick projects and patterns. Using Manos del Uruguay yarns like Franca and Serpentina, you still have time to cast-on and cast-off several wonderful handmade items!

Manos del Uruguay Franca

You can’t get much faster than a project with Franca! Simple stitches will show off the beauty of this yarn. The Fairmount Fibers team has ten free patterns to download for hats, cowls, mitts, and even a baby blanket! The most popular of these is the Weekend Cowl which calls for one skein and size US15 needles. For a classic vintage style ski hat, pair the Vermonter hat with a skein of Franca in Corderito, as julbugs did. The Pavement Infinity Scarf, a free crochet pattern from Fiber Flux, is a beautiful pattern in which to showcase your favorite Franca colorways. Shown above is BabyG1’s project in Granada.

Manos del Uruguay Serpentina

One of our newest free patterns is the Flecha Cowl, a super-quick knit with one skein of Serpentina. LucindaIglesias knit hers in one evening after dinner! We are thinking about using a skein of Serpentina in the Turban(d) pattern or the Onda Cowl; each originally calls for Wool Clasica.

We have a curated Pinterest board, Festive Holidays, for projects of all sizes for inspiration. There are pinned a few free gift tags you can download and print, along with ideas on using yarn to wrap your presents!

Of course we don’t want to ruin any holiday surprises, but we do love to see your work. If you can, we’d love for you to share your photos on Facebook, Instagram, or Ravelry!