Introducing Alpaca Heather from Manos del Uruguay
There’s a new yarn joining the Manos del Uruguay line: Alpaca Heather. We are thrilled to start out the new year with this beautiful new base, a blend of wool and alpaca. Six free patterns are available to inspire you to get started on a new project today!
The beauty of undyed, naturally-colored alpaca (and its softness) combines into a heathery sport-weight yarn. When those 3 undyed colors (shown above) are then overdyed with Manos's kettle-dyed semi-solid colors, the results are 9 more rich, subtle tones (shown below). The naturally-colored skeins come in 100g hanks and the dyed colors are available in put-ups of 50g each.
Free Patterns in Manos del Uruguay Alpaca Heather
Now is a great opportunity to cast on a special project just for you and have fun playing with different color combinations. The Destello Scarf uses short rows to create the wiggle shape. The main color is Beige H704 with H2150 Bing Cherry, H2121 Cinnamon, and H2110 Zinnia as the three contrast colors.
The Racha Shawlette is a beautiful textured knit. When finished, it measures 49” across the top edge x 18½” deep at the center. Shown in H705 Toast (MC), with contrast colors of H2540 Kohl, H2444 Harbor, and H2150 Bing Cherry.
Two colors of Alpaca Heather combine with a chevron pattern in the Oleada Cowl, by Lisa R. Myers. This is a cowl you'll want to wear all the time! To knit this as shown, you’ll need one skein of H2444 Harbor and H21791 Goji Berry.
Make yourself a matching set of accessories with Lisa R. Myers’s Mancha Hat & Mittens set. The sample photographed here used H703 Grey (MC), H2540 Kohl (CC1), and H2222 Honeycomb (CC2). The cuffs are lined for extra warmth.
Last, but certainly not least, we have the Hasbroucks fingerless mitts. Elizabeth Nields’s design has been reknit in 1 skein of H2110 Zinnia and it’s a great example of the stitch definition achieved with Alpaca Heather.
This yarn is shipping out to local yarn shops now. Look for it at your LYS! Not sure where that might be? Click here to explore our shop locator. Share your new stash and cast-ons with us by tagging us on Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry!