Manos del Urugay Alegria Grande is a sumptuously soft superwash yarn that’s great for EVERYTHING (except felting). Made with 75% merino wool & 25% polyamide, it’s strong enough for house-socks and soft enough for baby hats and sweaters for the entire family. This is also the perfect yarn for learning how to make socks (we use it in our sock classes with 3.75mm/US5 needles).
75% merino wool, 25% polyamide
100g/180m (197 yds)
18 to 20 sts = 4″/10cm
4mm to 5mm (US 6 to 8) needles
Machine or hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry
Manos Alegria Grande Semi-Solids are exactly the same as their muti-coloured siblings, but they are kettle dyed for a semi-solid aesthetic. They’re worsted weight, super soft merino, machine washable, and great for garments for people of all ages and sizes, from babies to grown-ups. Semi-solid colours are perfect for making a pair of Rye Socks (picture above), or other garments that involve lace, cables, or other textural details.
How Much Yarn Do I Need?
You should always check your pattern for yardage requirements, but here are some estimates:
Socks, hat, neckwarmer, mittens, wrist-warmers: 1 skein
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Koigu KPPPM is a classic stunner of a hand painted yarn. Koigu is known for their meticulous, luminous colours and soft, comfortable yarns you’ll want to knit and knit and knit, and then wear and wear and wear. Just one skein is enough to make a pair of Turkish Bed Socks, a Beret, or a Newborn Hat.
100% Merino Wool
28 sts = 4″ (10cm) on 3mm needles
label recommends hand wash, lay flat to dry (but should not felt in the wash)
Cascade 220 is a great staple yarn (one of the most popular and commonly used on Ravelry.com), it’s especially good for sweaters, afghans, mitts, legwarmers, and felting. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been selling well for US, so we need to find it some good homes before the fall.
This yarn is awesome! It’s soft, has a bit of a halo, and at 480m (525 yds) per skein it runs more thanTWICE as long as similar DK weight yarns. It can be knit as a Sport weight/DK weight yarn, or finer if you like. The angora makes it light, airy and fluffy, but there is not enough in the mix to shed all over your clothes are make their way up your nose (I know you hate that, so do I). Dyed in stunning semi-solid colourways, it’ll knit up beautifully as sweaters, wraps, scarves, cowls, or anything else you can dream up.
Queensland Kathmandu Aran is simply the best tweed we’ve ever worked with! It’s the same as the Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed (same mill, different label). It looms tweedy, but it’s soft, squishy and ever so happy!
Rowan Kidsilk Haze is a light, luminous blend of kid mohair and silk. It’s super flexible and can be knit with a variety of needle sizes, carried with another yarn, or bulked up by holding two or 3 strands of yarn together. Soft and airy, it has so many options!
70% Mohair, 30% Silk
25g/210m (229 yds)
18 to 25 sts & 23 to 24 rows = 4″ on 3.25mm to 5mm needles (US 3 to 8)
Rowan Cocoon is a soft, airy roving yarn. It knits up fast, and is great for anything that touches skin (hats, scarves, cowls, mitts, sweaters, blankets – anything). 2 skeins are enough for a standard scarf/infinity scarf, 1 for a hat.