It’s time for Fall knitting and crochet projects!

Category: Featured Projects, Free patterns

Whether you’re returning to the craft this fall, or have been knitting and crocheting all year long, Fall is prime time for selecting skeins of Manos del Uruguay yarn for a fall or winter project. Let’s get right to it! 

Fealdan Shawl

The Fealdan Shawl is a new free knitting pattern by Kate Groop that showcases a mini-skein set of Manos del Uruguay Fino with an additional full-sized skein. The sample photographed above is knit in Amethyst Earring and the Clarissa mini-bundle. Additional free patterns that make the most of the Fino Mini-Skein Sets are available to download, just click here

Chunky Crochet Cowl & Crochet Sweaters

Crochet patterns in Manos del Uruguay yarns

The Chunky Crochet Cowl (top) is a free pattern from Kara Guzman of Petals to PicotsManos del Uruguay Serpentina does all the work here; there are no fancy or complicated stitches, making this a great beginner project! Kristen TenDyke’s Herbal Tea Cardigan (bottom left) is included in the October 2017 I Like Crochet. The sweater is worked top down, so you can try it on as your work progresses. Five to eight skeins of Manos del Uruguay Clara are required, depending on size. The Hondius Way Pullover (bottom right) is a unique hybrid of pullover and poncho. A tonal colorway of Alegria showcases a beautiful crochet stitch pattern. Natasha Robarge’s design is part of the Fall 2017 Interweave Crochet issue. 

Lundbye Scarf and Entwined Shawl

Little else says Fall like a handknit scarf or shawl to tuck in at your jacket collar or to warm your shoulders. The Lundbye Scarf by Little Church Knits is a simple ribbed scarf with reversible cables. The sample for the knit.wear Fall / Winter 2017 issue is knit in the Foil colorway of Alegria, making it a great go-with-everything accessory. Susanna IC combined simple braided cables with a touch of openwork and a modern asymmetrical shape in the Entwined Shawl. Three skeins of Maxima in Cherrywood and the Holiday 2017 Interweave Knits are all you need to get started on this ingenious shawl.

You know that the Fairmount Fibers team enjoys knitting, crocheting, and weaving all year long. When you are in the making mood, we hope you’ll share your projects with us! Connect with Manos Yarns on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Ravelry

Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns

Category: Featured Projects, Free patterns

We are thrilled with the number of free knitting patterns published recently and wanted to share a round-up of them here. Choose from shawls, scarves, and even a sweater – these projects are perfect to start now, so they are ready when you reach for them this fall. 

Free knitting patterns for Manos del Uruguay yarn

The Fairmount Fibers team has four new free knitting patterns available to download from their website: Incremento ShawlCharnley Scarf, and Rings of Rings Cowl are each worked in Manos del Uruguay Fino. Create your favorite color palette or look for the Fino mini-skein bundles coming soon to your local yarn shop! The Islamorada Shawl calls for four colors of Alegria. Shown here in four of the semi-solid colorways, this pattern is a great opportunity to spotlight your favorite colorblocked, gradient, or “fade” style by combining the semi-solids with speckled and variegated colors. 

Bosco Cardigan in Manos del Uruguay Clara

Bosco is a cardigan that maximizes the qualities of hand-dyed yarn. The pattern is also a great platform to showcase your handspun yarn. Yarn spun from Manos del Uruguay Superwash Merino Tops and Manos del Uruguay Clara are used in the blue version; the purple version is knit in Manos del Uruguay Clara. Mari Chiba’s design is available in the new Knitty

 

The Fargo Scarf is an exclusive free pattern offered to those who sign up for the Manos del Uruguay Yarns newsletter. Two colors of Manos del Uruguay Clara and a slip-stitch pattern combine in this easy and fun design. The newsletter is sent out every other month and is full of pattern inspiration and updates on new yarns and designs from Manos del Uruguay. 

Let us know your color choices and share your projects with us on your favorite social sharing platform! 

Portable Projects to Knit and Crochet

Category: Featured Projects, Free patterns

Much of the United States is feeling the impact of summer’s return. You may not care for a pile of wool on your lap as the temperatures rise. Having a smaller project in one skein (or less) of Manos del Uruguay yarn by your side is easier to take with you and work on when you head outside.  Today’s post spotlights those grab-and-go projects!

Wolkig Cowl  Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette

Wolkig, named after the German word for “cloudy”, is a project you can work on everywhere you are this summer. The pattern calls for one skein of Manos del Uruguay Fino and has only one line of instruction! Martina Behm’s design is available in the new Knitty. Kara Gunza, of Petals to Picots, has a new free crochet pattern. One skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria will work up into the Any Season Asymmetrical Shawlette

Portable projects in Manos del Uruguay yarns

A peek at Ravelry gave us more ideas for portable projects! Katelynzhou’s Traveling Woman in Fino, Kadreco’s Kristi socks in Alegria, and Dawnamaw’s Flashdance Socks in Alegria

 

 

Wherever your travels take you this summer, don’t forget your project! We really love to see, comment on, and share your photos of Manos Yarns on Facebook, Instagram, and Ravelry

New Free Patterns in Manos Yarns

Category: Free patterns

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.

Free Cowl Patterns for Manos Yarns

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.

Free patterns in Manos Yarns

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!

New for Spring 2016

Category: Free patterns, New Stuff

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 Designs in Manos del Uruguay YarnEmma 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.

Kristen Ten Dyke and Angelia Robinson DesignsWe 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!

2016 Spring AccessoriesThe 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!

2016 Free PatternsThree 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!