Making with Milo from Manos del Uruguay

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Continuing our yarn spotlight on Milo from Manos del Uruguay, today’s post highlights knit and crochet pattern inspiration in Milo. Our new flax blend has caught the eye of designers and crafters alike. We hope this post inspires you to cast on with this wonderful yarn for your next knit or crochet project! 

Published Patterns in Manos del Uruguay Milo

These recently published patterns show the rustic elegance of Milo. The Smattering Wrap, above left, brings together five different colorways of Milo. Cal Patch’s chosen palette of blues and neutrals is a go-with-everything project; the pattern is in Making Vol. 3 / DOTS. Above center is the Gallery Tunic designed by Quenna Lee for Love of Knitting, Summer 2017. This sweater is a great addition to your wardrobe as it can be sophisticated or casual. Interweave Knits Summer 2017 includes the Goodfellow Top, above left, by Faina Goberstein. The construction will keep your interest as it is worked in different directions! 

 

Ravelry Milo Projects

Browsing Ravelry for projects in Milo is eye candy that inspires! Clockwise from top left: Exlanemaxseb’s Lulworth Cove hat, MsGidgetty’s Breathing Space sweater, Faeriegrl’s Altitude Cowl, and MWheeldon’s Relax sweater. 

We hope you’ll put Manos del Uruguay Milo on your “must-try” list this season! The sport-weight wool-linen yarn is a treat to work with, creating fabrics with a beautiful drape and crisp stitch definition. Be sure to share your projects with us in Ravelry, on Facebook or Instagram

 

 

 

 

Spring Showers

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Do you have any spring celebrations coming up? A handmade item, knit or crochet, is a lovely gesture for a bridal or baby shower. Today we are sharing projects made by our friends on Ravelry in Manos del Uruguay yarns to celebrate these wonderful events!

For the Bride

Bridal Shower Knits in Manos Yarns

Be sure to budget your time wisely on a project such as a bridal shawl! The pressure of a deadline can be stressful. Having enough time will allow you to avoid careless mistakes and devote time for proper blocking. Shown above, clockwise from the top: EmilyWool’s beautiful “Out of the Darkness” shawl knit in Fino photographed by Julie Hagenbuch, KathyBannon’s Diamond Fizz knit in Marina with two strands held together, and Loranel’s Callais in Fino

For the New Baby

Manos yarns in baby projects

Baby items are a fun way in which to try out a new-to-you stitch pattern or colorway. These projects tend to work up quickly and still yield a high “Awww!” factor. Shown clockwise from left: Fitzknits721’s Pepita in Alegria, Charliehrtsmatt’s Angel Wings Pinafore crocheted in Serena, and woolnutzi’s Franca Fun Baby Sweater in Franca. 

Do you have a go-to project for baby showers or a bridal gift that you would love to make again? Share your projects and inspiration with the fans of Manos del Uruguay yarns in our Ravelry group

Shawls for All

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Make the Spring Transition with a Shawl!

Figuring out what to wear can sometimes be a challenge when transitioning between the seasons. Shawls ease this seasonal shift as they are functional and stylish! Manos del Uruguay yarns of a finer gauge are beautiful choices for shawl projects; here are a few of our current favorites. 

Shawl Patterns from Fairmount Fibers

Manos Spring Shawls

Our newest pattern collection includes (above, left to right) Aramingo in Clara, Bodine in Alegria, and Palethorp in Marina. If you don’t want to have to worry about pinning or wrapping your shawl to stay in place, Aramingo is a great choice: it’s a combination of a cowl and a shawl! Bodine and Palethorp are each triangle-shaped and can be worn with the point of the triangle in the front, back, or on your shoulder. 

Shawl Patterns in New Publications

New shawl patterns to knit and crochet in Manos Yarns

Spring also brings new patterns to inspire your next project. Shown above, clockwise from the left: Gryphon Shawl (Cast On, Spring 2017) knit in Silk BlendSmattering Wrap (Making No.3 / Dots) crocheted in Milo, and the Pfeiffer Shawl (Interweave Knits, Spring 2017) knit in Silk Blend

We hope one of these patterns will be just right for your next spring project! We’d love to see your shawl style with Manos yarns – share your photos with us on Ravelry, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Celebrating Crochet with Manos Yarns

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Crochet with Manos del Uruguay Yarns!

We love to share the new patterns and projects made in Manos del Uruguay yarns. We have noticed that most of these patterns are knit – but don’t let that stop you from using Manos yarns in your crochet project! In honor of National Crochet Month, we are putting the spotlight on projects made with a hook.

Wraps and open-front cardigans are perfect for spring!

Fantasia Wrap  Cascading Lace Cardigan

Dora Ohrenstein’s Fantasia Wrap is a stunning wrap to wear throughout the season. Find the pattern, spotlighting Manos del Uruguay Fino, in Easy, Breezy Crochet Lace. Drifting delicate cherry blossoms inspired the Cascading Lace Cardigan. Manos del Uruguay Alegria makes for a cushy and lacy kimono-style cardigan. Look for Juliette Bezold’s design in Interweave Crochet’s Spring 2017 issue.

Crochet Projects by our Ravelry Friends

Crochet projects in Manos yarns

We find a lot of inspiration (and enabling) on Ravelry, do you? Here are just a few eye-catching crochet projects. Karinamaza crocheted her Picking Flowers sweater (top) using Manos del Uruguay Alegria for the sleeve detail. Emmadeline’s Tunisian Ripple Scarf (bottom left) in Manos del Uruguay Maxima plays nicely with the variegated colorway. Jlou’s Small Talk Shawl (bottom right) in Manos del Uruguay Fino has left us searching for the right words to describe its beauty. 

For even more crochet craftiness, check out our Pinterest board

 

 

Start Knitting for Spring

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Are you already dreaming of Spring? Our new collection will help you weather the transition to warmer days; these pieces are perfect for layering! Brighten your day with a pop of color with your favorite Manos del Uruguay yarn

New knitting patterns by Corrina Ferguson in Manos Yarns

Corrina Ferguson is the featured designer with five designs. Corrina, also known as PicnicKnits, has been designing for 9 years. She has more than 200 patterns to her credit, including previous design for us: Mirto, Ferrico, Trufa, and Sandalo. Each of the 5 pieces features a touch of texture making for a number of enjoyable projects. Shown above, clockwise from the top left: 

Accessory patterns in Manos Yarns

We also have five more simple yet stunning designs for spring by Lisa R. Myers, Cassandra Milani, Melissa Leapman, and Barbara Benson. Knit in lighter weight yarns and wool blends, the fabrics are warm but won’t weigh you down. Continuing clockwise from the top left corner:

All patterns are available on Ravelry for purchase and don’t forget to add them to your favorites, queue, or project pages. Which will you cast on first? Remember Manos del Uruguay yarns do more than just look good in your project: every purchased skein of Manos yarn helps a woman in Uruguay support her family. The Manos Cooperatives are a non-profit group dedicated to developing economic opportunities for women. Thank you for your support!