Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall Color from Manos del Uruguay

NOTHING beats busy Fall days at LYS!  We've been patiently (& impatiently!) waiting for Fall yarns to start making their way to the shelves.  This week's star yarns are from Manos del UruguayManos del Uruguay is a full member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) and is committed to 100% Fair Trade.  Manos’s mission to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic development, pioneering social and environmental policy and practice, and continual reinvestment in marginalized artisans, farmers and producer communities makes this yarn company a darling of the knitting & craft community.  Manos works hard to provide a sustainable business model, and they also work hard to produce gorgeous yarns.  

We have a beautiful array of semi-solid kettle dyed colors & hand paints in the Wool Classica hand spun yarn.  

We've also filled a wall with Silk Blend, one of my favorite yarns!  Silk Blend is a kettle dyed 30% silk & 70% merino yarn in a dk weight.  It has a remarkably soft hand & is lovely to knit.  Check out the free pattern for the sweet Crumpet hat shown above in the colorway 'Citric.'  

But wait!  There's more!  Manos has an exciting new yarn about to hit the shelves!  Maxima is a super soft and squishy kettle-dyed yarn. The worsted weight one-ply construction makes it a great all purpose yarn, and the fantastic yardage makes it perfect for one skein accessory projects. Fun, bright, intense colors spun of 100% merino wool are kettle dyed and measure approximately 218 yards per 100g skeinThe gauge is 18-20 sts = 4”/10cm on a US Needle #7-#8 US.  We'll update you as soon as we have it here at LYS

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