Meet Manos del Uruguay Alma
We’re thrilled to introduce our newest yarn base, Alma. When we set out to develop this new yarn, we wanted a simple yarn that would be the perfect canvas to highlight our colors. Alma is a fingering single ply, made of the softest merino superwash, with the perfect balance between lightness, body and drape. When designing the color palette we thought of pairs of colors, a semi-solid and a multi-colored one, to make it easy to achieve exciting combinations. We’re sharing these combinations below, along with our new patterns. Enjoy!
Alma is designed specifically for the kind of projects we do now: slip-stitch, stripes, fairisle, and all the other ways to combine a space-dyed colorway with a semi-solid. You’ll find this yarn is great for knitting shawls and accessories as well as sweaters. Let us introduce and entice you with three new, free patterns! Shown above, from left to right: Syringa in L9515 Resilience (MC) and L2625 Patience (CC), Linden in L8891 Generosity (MC) and L2241 Humility (CC), and Callery Pear in L9024 Passion (MC) and L21871 Mercy (CC).
One skein of Alma will yield both a hat and a pair of mitts, both designed by Luciana Lopez, for a giftable set. The Punta Negra Hat is simple and classic with its textured pattern and includes sizing for an adult or child. The Punta Negra Fingerless Mitts are knit in the round with an interesting zig zag ribbed pattern.
Joji Locatelli's Striped Bobble Cowl is a beautiful pairing with Fino and Alma. The garter stitch texture is a relaxing knit and the finished cowl is long enough to wrap around your neck several times.
Look for Alma arriving soon in your local yarn shop; click here to find one near you. We know you've already got other patterns in your queue that would be a perfect fit for Alma. Whichever you choose, we can’t wait to see the results!