Happy Spinning and Weaving Week!
We hope you enjoyed Spinning and Weaving Week last week (Oct. 3-9)! You may already be familiar with the joys of knitting or crocheting with Manos del Uruguay's yarns, but did you know that many of our yarns are also fantastic for weaving?
Woven scarves are a fantastic way to use up your Manos stash, and our space-dyed colors look exceptionally great when woven. Here are some recent FO's we've come across on Ravelry:
These two scarves were woven by Osage, each one using two contrasting colors of Silk Blend. We love the effect created by combining two contrasting space-dyed colors (top) or two semi-solid colors (bottom) together!
Clairedesbruyeres' woven scarf also uses Silk blend - apparently the 'it' yarn for fall! The combination of a space-dyed with semi-solid creates an intriguing pattern, don't you think?
Last but not least, Judith Shangold's Canyon Jacket is an impressive garment woven in Wool Clasica. Over the years, Judith has designed some truly unique garments and heirloom-quality home decor with our yarns. Judith was the US distributor for Manos del Uruguay until 2007; she now lives in the Boston area and designs her own pattern line, Designs By Judith. Her design catalogue includes knitting patterns for women, men, children and home as well as designs, shapes and schematics for weaving garments (click here for more details!). Look for her latest creation in the Jan/Feb issue of Handwoven. She also teaches weaving and notes that Clasica, Silk Blend, and Serena are all great to weave with - in fact, Wool Clasica was originally a weaving yarn before anybody thought to knit with it!