New yarn from Manos del Uruguay April 23, 2013 – Posted in: New in Store

Manos Fino

Fino from Manos del Uruguay arrived in store today! This little sister to Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend combines merino and silk to produce a soft and luxurious single-ply yarn that knits up at 24-28sts/4″.
From the Fairmount Fibers website: “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.”
Fiber Content: 30% silk, 70% extrafine merino wool, kettle dyed
Yardage: approx. 490 yds/450 mts per 3.5 oz/100g skein
Gauge: 24-28 sts = 4?/10cm
Needle size: #3-#5 US/3 ? 3.75 mm
There are only 10 colours available in this yarn so far – here are the 7 we currently have in stock:
Note:  Manos del Uruguay is a full member of WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization), the global representative body of over 350 organizations committed to 100% Fair Trade.  From the Fairmount Fibers website: ?With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support her family. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came.  You will be supporting the hand-crafted rather than mass-produced, and contributing to an economy where the workers control of the means of production. You, as a handknitter, crocheter or weaver, will be contributing to women?s careers in harmony with family life, and contributing to the landscape, and cultural heritage of Uruguay.?
– Melissa