Cozy Wool Blankets
You can knit or crochet sweaters, socks, scarves, gloves and hats to stay warm, but maybe a blanket would be even cozier? Wool is an excellent insulator; heat is kept close to the body as air is trapped among the fibers. Today we'd like to share blankets made with Manos del Uruguay yarns. Blankets come in all shapes, sizes, and stitch patterns, making them great projects for all skill levels. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="610"] A Ravelry Pattern Search Snapshot[/caption] A quick Ravelry search turns up 50 blanket patterns calling for Manos del Uruguay yarns. These are great projects for this time of year, when you won't mind your project on your lap! Blankets can be as small or as large as you like and are easily customized to compliment your home decor. Wool Clasica is the favorite for blankets, by the number of projects on Ravelry. Shown here from left to right: mbarr86's Salida del Sol, knittingaddict77's Sherwood,and ArtLady's Four Seasons throws. There are a number of gorgeous projects in Maxima. We would love to settle in with any of these projects: awrobertson's Shale Baby Blanket, anspaug4's Hemlock Ring Blanket, and johnsonrenee's Super Easy Lap Blanket. Just as the lighter weight yarns can be used in shawls and wraps to keep the chills away, they also make a great choice for blankets. Here lhgou's Sea of Dreams Baby Blanket was knit with just one skein of Fino! The Cochecito Baby Blanket is crocheted with Serena, above is elizquilt's version. We'd love to see your blanket projects and hope you'll share them in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page! If you don't knit or maybe you feel you won't have time to create a blanket, consider shopping online directly from the co-ops in Uruguay. This is a wonderful way in which you can support the fair trade work done by the Artisans. Click here to shop Manos.com.uy.