Holding Yarns Together
Holding two or more strands of yarn together is a unique way to expand your options in your next project. Marling is one technique where you use two colorways of the same yarn base to create a unique overall color. Carrying a strand of laceweight mohair together with a different weight of yarn to obtain a heavier gauge also continues to be a popular trend in knitting patterns. Today we spotlight patterns that showcase these techniques with Manos del Uruguay yarns!
Amaryllis, one of Elizabeth Smith’s designs for our Spring 2021 collection, is a classic top-down cardigan with a marled effect created by holding 2 strands of Serena in different colors.
The original sample is knit with two semi-solid colors, Biscotti and Seashell. Consider Spirulina and Pollen (top center) for a tone-on-tone option or Bachata and Rouge (top right) for a high contrast option. Why not try marling a space-dyed and a semi-solid? We think Mosaic and Ethereal (bottom center) or Babilonia and Seashell (bottom right) would be stunning!
Susanna IC’s Elion Shawl, part of our Spring 2021 Make-it-Now, pairs Cabrito in Ultramarine and Feliz in Lagoon for beautifully lofty feel and subtle coloration. For a different tone-on-tone, try Primrose with Petal (top center) or Steampunk with Karst (top right). Huarache with Fjord (bottom center) and Butternut with Cantaloupe (bottom right) are two higher-contrast possibilities.
The Contrails Cardigan, by Sarah E. Chapman, is knit with one strand of Marina in Lavanda and 2 strands of Cabrito in Kindness and Tizo at a larger gauge for an airy fabric. This is a straightforward pattern that allows the yarns to shine!
On Ravelry we spotted two projects in which Cabrito was held together with another Manos yarn. Above left, Carohernandezp’s Himmeli pullover in Ultramarine and Petrol Marina. Above right, Kajsastina13’s Lina Cardigan in Kindness and Ingenuity Alma.
Add visual interest and make a truly one-of-a-kind fabric for your knit and crochet projects by combining Manos del Uruguay yarns! We look forward to the combinations you select and would welcome being tagged in your photos and posts on Facebook, Instagram or Ravelry.