Manos del Uruguay x Stephanie Earp Fall 2021
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Fall 2021 Collection with designer Stephanie Earp! Stephanie explored a handful of techniques that will build your skills with marling, faux intarsia, and dip stitches. All of the garments feature 8 to 11 sizes each for inclusive sizing. The combinations of Manos del Uruguay yarns make for a luxurious collection!
Aja is a simple yoke sweater that has fun with marling - a technique where two yarns are held together to create a new color. In this case, natural grey Alpaca Heather is held alternately with two different colors of mohair laceweight Cabrito, giving almost a watercolor effect.
The embellished top-down raglan cardigan, Jerrica, calls to mind the embroidered sweaters of the 1950’s, but with a completely updated palette and silhouette. Plus, no embroidery! The details here are knit into the sweater as you go with Maxima.
Knit flat and seamed for a tailored fit, Kimber uses an intarsia effect with Cabrito and Silk Blend, but keeps the intarsia technique light. This classic design makes the most of space-dyed Cabrito, with orderly garter panels on the sleeves and the back, paired with a large garter-stitch shawl collar that lets the variegation run wild.
The Raya Shawl features a dip stitch and inlay pattern in the center. Much longer than it is deep, this crescent shawl looks great styled as a kerchief, with the decorative panel and tassel front and center. The Raya Mitts use the same inlay and dip stitch panel but here it is worked in the round. It’s just as simple to do, and the decorative motifs are a unique touch on these simple but very practical mittens. Maxima is used in each and the palette offers so many options for that pop of a contrast color.
Shana Hat and Sweater uses a marltarsia (marled+intarsia) cable panel of Cabrito and Alpaca Heather. The hat features an off-center cable placement and the sweater is knit modularly. The ribbed edgings on the sweater are the finishing touches, and the only sections worked in the round. As each new section of the garment is added, the initial row is worked in Cabrito, creating a subtle but clear indication of how the top was constructed.
Synergy Hat and Scarf has a holographic quality usually only found in brioche knits - but there’s no brioche here! The 4-row slip-stitch repeat could not be simpler, making this an excellent project for new knitters. And both sides are the ‘right’ side, each with a different color emphasis. The size is easy to modify, just add repeats to increase the width and knit it as long or as short as you like. Just be aware any modifications will affect your Wool Clasica requirements, so plan accordingly.
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