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

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Making the Most of Manos del Uruguay Fino Minis

Mini skeins continue to captivate yarn fans as a way to introduce a pop of color into a project, or as a way to sample a new-to-you yarn. Each Mano...

Spring Projects in Milo and Serena

Warmer days call for lightweight layers, short sleeve tops, and natural fiber blends including linen and cotton. Now is a great time to cast on for...

Tips and Tricks for Managing Brioche

One of our newest free patterns, the Byberry Scarf by Lisa R. Myers, is a beautiful 2-color brioche project that is great for beginners.  If you ar...

Short Sleeve Sweaters in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

We’re going to just say it: you can wear sweaters year-round and not all sweaters need long sleeves! In this blog post we’re putting the spotlight ...

Spring Projects in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

The calendar says spring has officially arrived, but your local weather may not quite match up. We are ready for lightweight layers and quick proje...

Crochet using Manos del Uruguay Yarns

Crochet is not the same as knitting. Often faster to complete, the resulting fabric of lacier projects is lightweight with a beautiful drape. We ha...

Independent Designs & Fan Projects in Manos del Uruguay Yarns

As we posted previously, Manos del Uruguay is celebrating 50 years of making Fair Trade yarns. We are thankful that so many knitters and crocheters...

Celebrating Manos del Uruguay Yarns

The knitting and crochet community often feels small and intimate yet it spans the globe. Fair Trade products, like Manos del Uruguay yarn, aim to ...

Caring for Your Manos del Uruguay Projects

Have you ever accidentally felted or shrunk one of your knits? It is such a terrible feeling. We know that you spend time carefully selecting just ...

New Knit and Crochet Designs for 2018

The new pattern collection from the Fairmount Fibers team can soothe those winter blues as you cast on for something new! The collection is an ense...

Skill Building with Manos del Uruguay Yarns in 2018

It’s a new year and now is the perfect time to take stock of your crafty skills and Manos del Uruguay yarn stash! Consider all that you accomplishe...

Looking Ahead to 2018

Can you believe that we are in the last few weeks of December? As we wrap up the month and year, our 2018 calendar is already beginning to fill. No...