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Fairmount Fibers, Ltd.
U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Cardo Spotlight

The newest yarn in the Manos del Uruguay line this season is Cardo, a bulky 100% Corriedale wool. Available in eleven semi-solid colors, Cardo features a smooth texture and resilient hand, with pristine stitch definition. Today we are spotlighting patterns you can cast on right now in this fabulous yarn. 

The Knitty Surprise for the Deep Fall 2021 issue is Octave, by Stephanie Earp! The name is inspired by the sleeves that include panels that are 12 stitches wide, giving you 12 “notes” to play with. Two options are provided and we look forward to seeing how knitters improvise on this fun and unique design. Shown above in North Sea and Pumpkin (above left) and Sanguine (above right). 

Perpendicular graces the cover of the Fall 2021 Vogue Knitting. Knit with four colors of Cardo, this textured cowl is knit both flat and in-the-round. The photographed sample was knit with Cirrus, Sanguine, Peachblossom, and Spirulina.

Three new patterns, all free to download on Ravelry, are great projects for newer knitters, those in need of a palate-cleansing project, and quick gifts! The Pitanga Hat, by Luciana Lopez, is a simple design that allows the yarn to showcase how well suited it is for colorwork. Shown here in Pumpkin and Nymph. Luciana is also the designer of the Espinillo Slippers, in Goldenrod. Reverse stockinette sets off the loopy texture on the instep. 

The Timbó Vest is a simple yet interesting knit, suitable for beginners and fast enough to become your go-to gift project. It is worked from top down in an easy broken rib stitch, with a stockinette shoulder detail. Gabriella Calderini's design calls for 3-4 hanks of color A and 2-3 hanks of color B. Shown above in Goldenrod (A) + Pumpkin (B), left, and Terrarium (A) and North Sea (B), right. 


As always, we look forward to seeing your projects in Cardo!

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