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New yarn from Manos del Uruguay

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:

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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

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  1. Lynn Desjardins #

    You guys sure now how to cheer a girl up :) Have a great day. Lynn

    On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 7:55 PM, espacetricot

    April 24, 2013

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