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

Special with Silk

We have noticed a fair number of knitters and crocheters indulging in selfish projects this month. A true treat as winter settles in is to select something special from your queue and cast on with a yarn containing a bit of silk in it. Fairmount Fibers is proud to bring several yarn choices to your local yarn shop: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend, Fino, and Lace.

Vana Shrug Melimoyu

Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino features a new dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors. Vana Shrug, by Teresa Gregorio in the Spring 2015 Knitscene, features lace edges and raglan shaping, is perfectly suited for any spring day, rain or shine. Melimoyu, designed by Varian Brandon, is a fabulous opportunity to explore colorwork.

Theodora Shawl Bizcocho

This isn’t just any lace yarn:  it’s composed of baby alpaca for warmth and softness, silk for shine, and cashmere for pure luxury. Your finest work deserves the finest fiber! The Theodora Shawl is a free pattern designed by Lisa R. Myers in two skeins of Lace. Soft and shiny, Silk Blend gives good stitch definition to cables and other texture patterns. Its jewel-like colors work beautifully in stranded colorwork designs. An interesting example of this comes in to play with Heather Zoppetti's design, Bizcocho, a sweater worked in Silk Blend, with the contrast colors of the yoke worked in Lace.

AngrySriLankan westbourne-kinu-love Muzsi Purple Caramel Shawl Knutty67 Cabled Vest

On the left, the westbourne pattern, was knit by Ravelry user AngrySriLankan, using Manos Lace for the main colorway in combination with Habu Textiles Tsugumi Silk for the contrasting stripes. Ravelry user Mutszi, used two skeins of Fino in the Purple Caramel shawl project (center). We are looking forward to the pattern release of this design! Silk Blend is stunning as a showcase for textural work like knutty67's Cabled Vest. Are you enjoying January with projects just for you? We love hearing about all the projects you make and look forward to hearing from you in our Ravelry group or on our Facebook page! Feel free to also tag us on Twitter, too! If you're looking for more inspiration click over to the Patterns page on the Fairmount Fibers website!      

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