New Knit and Crochet Designs for 2018

Category: Featured Projects, Free patterns

The new pattern collection from the Fairmount Fibers team can soothe those winter blues as you cast on for something new! The collection is an ensemble of designers contributing layers and garments in your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarns that will take you from winter to spring, with five of the items being crocheted!

New Crochet patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns

Ripka in Fino, Pensdale in Serena, and Pechin in Milo

Conarroe in Alegria, Shurs in Clara

New Knit Patterns in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Silverwood in Silk Blend, Lyceum in Serena, Salaignac in Serena

Shawmont in Marina, Elfreth in Milo, and Markle in Fino

Manayunk in Alegria, Girard in Milo

Learn a New Skill with Free Knitting Patterns


The Allspice Shawl is a triangle-shaped garter stitch shawl knit in two colors of Alegria. In the Byberry Scarf, one skein of Fino and one set of Fino mini-skeins are knit together using a brioche stitch.

The patterns are all available on Ravelry for adding to your queue and purchasing. If your local yarn shop participates in Ravelry’s In-Store pattern program, you can purchase the pattern at the shop when you purchase your Manos yarn! We are looking forward to a wonderful year full of projects with you!

Skill Building with Manos del Uruguay Yarns in 2018

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It’s a new year and now is the perfect time to take stock of your crafty skills and Manos del Uruguay yarn stash! Consider all that you accomplished last year as a starting point. Even if you just learned to knit, purl, or wield a crochet hook, you can build on those skills! Feel free to work a few of these ideas into your crafty resolutions and goals.

Make a Hat & Learn to Cable

The newest free pattern from the Fairmount Fibers team is the Florentine Cable Hat. One skein of bulky-weight Serpentina works up quickly in a medium adult-sized hat. This is a great introduction to cables and results in a practical project!

Step Up Your Sweater Style

Winter weather is here and will be for a while – thank goodness for sweaters! The brand new Twist Collective includes the Framework sweater by Kate Gilbert in Maxima. Another turtleneck sweater option is the Raglan Turtleneck Sweater by Rosemary Drysdale in Franca, published in Vogue Knitting Winter 2017/18. All the Love is a boxy style pullover with beautiful lace details down the front and back, knit in Silk Blend, designed by Joji Locatelli. Bonus: Joji’s design is a fundraising effort for a children’s school in Argentina! Click here to read the details.

Double Hook Mitts

The Double Hook Mitts, published in Interweave Crochet Winter 2018, uses a double-ended Tunisian crochet hook and Fino in these ribbed, two-color fingerless mitts. Imagine how impressed your non-fiber friends will be when you pull out these reversible mitts. Consider making a pile of these now and be ready for the end-of-year holiday season!

Whether you’re enhancing your stash and trying a new-to-you Manos yarn base or colorway or building your skills with a new project, we’d love to hear about it! We’re on Facebook, Ravelry, and Instagram, ready to encourage your projects and plans throughout 2018.