Spring is a time to refresh and try something new – a new yarn or maybe a new pattern technique. Today we’d like to share with you several new patterns that spotlight the unique qualities of Manos del Uruguay yarns. These cowl patterns are available as free PDF downloads from Fairmountfibers.com, the U.S. distributor of the Manos yarn line.
These 1-2 skein projects will work up quickly and we look forward to seeing your progress pictures on Instagram and Ravelry! Shown above, clockwise from top left: the Racimo Cowl in Alegria, the Escama del Dragon Cowl in Silk Blend, the Zigzag Cable Cowl in Clara, and the Tejido Cowl in Fino and Alegria.
On Ravelry, these new patterns calling for Manos Yarns are also free! Shown above from left to right: Herringbone Infinity Scarf in Maxima, Sara Basic Fingerless Mitts in Silk Blend, and Charlie Bottom Pants in Alegria.
Happy knitting in the Spring season!
In February do you find yourself wishing for warmer days, lighter layers, and brighter colors? Spring is so close! What better way to prepare for its return than to start on a new project in a lighter weight yarn and in a fabulous pop of color? The Fairmount Fibers design team has a wonderful new pattern collection already in your LYS and on Ravelry!
Emma Welford is the featured designer for this collection. The garments and accessories are streamlined and elegant as well as fun to knit. Shown above from left to right: Coronilla in Serena, Eucalipto in Lace, Pitanga in Silk Blend, Azucena in Fino and Jazmin in Serena.
We are pleased to have Kristen TenDyke and Angelia Robinson design with us once again. Kristen’s Chirca top in Silk Blend and Narciso in Fino, (top left and center left) involve minimal seaming and allow the yarn to shine. Angelia’s crochet designs spotlight Serena. Geranio (center right) is crocheted in pieces from the bottom up, then seamed in this flattering design. The Tembetari cowl (above right) is lightweight, yet warm, and infinity scarves continue to be functional fashion accessories!
The collection is rounded out by an assortment of accessories. From left to right: Almendro in Fino, Calliandra Cowl & Mitts in Clara, Mirto in Marina, Peperomia in Silk Blend, Envira Cowl in Silk Blend, and Ranunculo in Clara. We are looking forward to see the colors of Manos Yarns that you pair in each pattern!
Three new free patterns are also available to make use of those special skeins you might have in your stash or simply cannot resist when you see them at your LYS! From left to right are the Alegria Shadow Shawl, the Dentado Scarf in two colors of Clara, and the Marina Circle Scarf. Enjoy these projects that you can knit or crochet, then wear right away!
What a busy time of year! 2015 is quickly coming to an end and the Fairmount Fibers team wants to make certain you know about the latest patterns calling for Manos del Urugay yarns. These patterns are perfect for all skill levels and allow the wonderful colorways of Manos del Uruguay yarns to stand out. Make plans to knit or crochet something special for yourself!
Citadel is part of Joji Locatelli’s The Authentic Collection. Knit in Manos Gloria this cardigan features classic, dreamy cables with a modern look and comfortable feel. This pattern is worked seamlessly from the top down, with pockets integrated with the bottom band. Seven to twelve skeins are needed, depending on size.
The Winter 2016 Interweave Crochet includes Daniela Nii’s Seaside Sweater. Inspired by the simple lines and overlapping panels of Japanese kimono wraps, this sweater is worked and seamed using only two pieces. Manos Serena is a lovely choice here. Depending on size you’ll need 7-10 skeins of the main color and 4-6 skeins of the contrast color.
Hunter Hammersen’s Fine Things for Plain Occasions is a collection of patterns inspired by the advice in vintage etiquette guides. The Treacherous Winds scarf is in-between a scarf and a cowl, as the arrangement of buttons allow you to fasten it in a variety of ways. One skein of Manos del Uruguay Fino is needed.
The Surco Scarf, by Christine Marie Chen, is a free pattern available at FairmountFibers.com. Just released this month, the scarf calls for two skeins of your favorite colorway of Manos Gloria. The stitch pattern is simple, allowing the yarn to shine in this great unisex project available free on Ravelry.
Knotions Magazine has returned with free patterns, tutorials and reviews. The Maquereau Mitts, included in the December issue, are a great way to showcase beautiful variegated colorways against a contrasting solid. Shown above in Manos Silk Blend, these simply sweet mitts are quick to knit!
Have we said “Thank You” for sharing your projects and plans with us? We love seeing how you choose to work with Manos del Uruguay yarns and we look forward to even more wonderful projects in 2016!
If you had to make a graph plotting the number of days left in December and the size of the needles used on the project, you would see a proportional relationship familiar to many a knitter or crocheter as the time of gift giving draws near. We shared a variety of free patterns in our last blog post and today we’re focusing on the patterns for Franca, Manos del Uruguay’s Bulky 100% Superwash Merino.
Whether you are indulging in a quick project for yourself or a last-minute gift for someone else, let us know how it goes and share your projects in Franca
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Will you be one of the many people travelling this week to visit family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday? The Fairmount Fibers team would like to take this opportunity to share with you a few project ideas in Manos del Uruguay yarns that are good for travel, allow you to participate in conversation, and work up relatively quickly!
First, take a look at the collection of free patterns available at FairmountFibers.com. Several new patterns have recently been added including (top row, left to right) Simple Ribbed Hat, Simple Worsted Moss Stitch Baby Blanket, and Everyday Handwarmers each knit in Manos Gloria, and (bottom row, left to right) Simple Bulky Moss Stitch Baby Hat in Franca, Nina Hat in Franca and Rizo Crochet Baby Blanket in Serena.
The Pradera Wrap, also a free pattern, is a great choice for a travel project! The pattern is straightforward and enjoyable, and the color changes hold your interest. The original Pradera Wrap pattern calls for Clara, shown in Azafran, Miel, Granada, and Hortensia, but of course there are other combinations of colorways. We also assembled a selection of different alternate colorways (clockwise from top right)
- Hortensia, Granada, Velvet, and Frost
- Crudo, Acquamarina, Algas, and Petroleo
- Hortensia, Velvet, Frost, and Follage
- Crudo, Corderito, Azafran, and Miel
- Granada, Velvet, Black Forest, and Petroleo
- Acquamarina, Algas, Follage, and Frost
- Crudo, Corderito, Hortensia, and Grenada
Simple patterns allow the yarn to shine, and allow you to keep on working with yarn while being social or on-the-go! We can’t wait to see your projects worked up in your favorite colorways of Manos yarns. Please feel free to tag @Manosyarns in your Instagram photos, share your Ravelry projects with our Manos del Uruguay group, or post a picture to the Manos del Uruguay Yarns Facebook page!