Manos del Uruguay
We are so excited to carry Manos del Uruguay! We will bringing in a new line of their yarns every month or two this year.
Here is why you need some! Manos del Uruguay is the only certified Fair Trade yarn company in the world. They started as a non-profit co op in the late 60s with the goal of creating skilled jobs in rural areas so women can stay in their ancestral homes and earn an income. The company has grown into a series of co ops where the sheep are raised, sheared, fleeces processed, yarn milled, and dyed all in Uruguay. Each yarn you buy is signed by the artisan who made it!
Alegria is a soft, fluffy, squishy fingering weight yarn that begs to be knitted -- seriously, you will hear it whispering to you! We have both tonal and space dyed (their term for variegated) color ways. The skein is a generous 445 yards of superwash Merino and Nylon. Now, I have to say that we have had it for a week and the colors are going fast!
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There are over 10,000 projects on Ravelry -- here are a couple of my favorites! Remember, these are projects so if you want the pattern, click on the pattern name: