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Fairmount Fibers, Ltd.
U.S. Distributor of Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Must Make a Mentolat

The Fairmount Fibers team enjoys bringing the wonderful Manos del Uruguay yarns to North America.  Being surrounded by yarn, it is difficult to not think about which colorways would look best in each of the patterns we have. Mentolat is a pattern by Jocelyn J. Tunney that calls for 6 different colorways of Silk Blend: 300G Coffee, 3044 Briar, 3019 Dove, 3082 Shocking, 3202 Zinnia, and 3203 Tomato. We took a quick survey in-house to provide you with additional colorway inspirations!
Colorway 1: Jocelyn's Pick
[caption id="attachment_3884" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mentolat-colorway-1 Colors from left to right: 3210 Tahiti, 3078 Kelly, 3079 Chartreuse, 3218 Silver, 3031 Nickel, 3059 Kohl[/caption] "This combines some of my favorite Silk Blend colors - Tahiti (one of our newer colors that I've been dying to work into something), Kelly (taps into my strange affection for vibrant grassy greens), Chartreuse (flourescent - need I say more?), and GREYS! Can't get enough of every kind of grey (including our new-for-Fall-2014 Silver 3218)."
  Colorway 2: Lisa's Pick [caption id="attachment_3883" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mentolat-colorway-2 Colors from left to right: 3044 Briar, 3019 Dove, 3014 Natural, 3218 Silver, 3214 Oxygen, 3029 Steel[/caption]
"I liked the neutrals of the original but wanted to cool them down, so I started with 3029 Steel (possibly my favorite of all the Silk Blend colors).  From there, Oxygen and Silver were easy choices.  I think the set has a peaceful, watery feeling.  Time to cast on!"
Colorway 3: Brenna's Pick
[caption id="attachment_3885" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Mentolat-colorway-3 Colors from left to right: 3068 Citric, 300X Topaz, 3019 Dove, 3014 Natural, 3071 Wisteria, 3213 Countess Violet[/caption]
"This combination seemed like the perfect blend of Spring and Fall, my two favorite seasons. I liked the added pop of rich jewel tones with the delicate, feminine purples and neutrals."
If only there were more time in the day to actually knit! Which colorways would you put together for a Mentolat? Let us know in our Ravelry group (there's even a Mentolat thread!), on our Facebook page, or tag us in an Instagram picture with your project ready to go!

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