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

Summer Inspirations

When summer rolls around are you the type to put down your needles or hook and wait for the cooler days of Fall to pick them up again? Many people found inspiration in competing in the Ravellenic Games by setting a personal challenge for themselves.  Of the thousands of projects worked on for the Games, here are several using Manos del Uruguay yarns to inspire you to pick up your tools again! From left to right, all above projects were worked with Silk Blend: The Age of Brass & Steam Kerchief knit by GothKnitty, Farniente (a personal pattern) knit by anyonecanknit, and Flapjack Mitts knit by wendywd. Each of these shawls was knit with Manos del Uruguay Lace and knit during the Olympics! Bigger on the Inside, on the left, was knit by alaynes and Bitterroot, on the right, was knit by Hauge. In addition to finding inspiration in what your fellow crafters have completed, designers have been busy using Manos yarns again as well.  Be sure to look for these patterns in recent and upcoming publications!

Bayfield, designed by Kerry Milani, is found in the Fall 2012 Twist Collective.  Bayfield is a crescent-shaped shawl worked from the outer edge to the center back neck. The crescent shape is created with a combination of decreases and short rows. The shawl features an unusual crochet picot cast on and a crochet chain bind off. Shown in Manos del Uruguay Lace #L6411 Roxanne; two skeins are needed.

The new issue of Vogue Knitting will be on newsstands on September 4! This is the 30th Anniversary / Fall 2012 issue and features a cropped pullover in Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica by Designer Annabelle Speer For sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large Amounts: 3 (3, 4, 4) hanks each in #54 brick and #28 copper We also have an addition to our Fall 2012 Collection! The Salida del Sol Throw, by Jocelyn Tonney, uses six skeins of Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica for the main color and 1-2 skeins of seven contrasting colors.  There are countless possibilities! This is knit on the bias, so no seaming is needed. Stitches are picked up for the edging.

We would love to hear about your summer projects and plans for Fall knitting – leave a comment here, in our Ravelry group, on our Facebook page, or tweet us @ManosYarns.

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