Category Archives: Manos Alegria Grande

NEW CLEARANCE Manos Alegria Grande!

Photo: Churchmouse Yarns, Basic Socks

Manos Alegria Grande Multis

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)
  • worsted weight
  • 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
  • Made in Uruguay
  • Pattern Ideas
Photo: Tin Can Knits, Rye Socks (free pattern)

Manos Alegria Grande Semi-solids

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
  • Scarf, cowl, infinity scarf, baby sweater, legwarmers: 2 skeins
  • Big scarf (8″ wide): 3 skeins
  • Child sweater: 3 to 4 skeins
  • Big Scarf (10″ wide): 4 skeins
  • Baby blanket: 4 to 5 skeins
  • Adult sweater: 6+ skeins
  • Throw blanket: 10+ skeins

Solidago Hat & Cowl Set

ERRATA: Rows 13 and 14, (columns 24 and 26 when counting from right to left) of the Crown chart contain stitches mislabelled as “knit” that should be “no stitch”.

FREEBIE Boom

Boom

This free wrap/scarf is an easy, mindless knit that will make a very popular gift. It would equally gorgeous with a self-striping yarn like Noro Silk Garden, or a hand-painted yarn like Malabrigo Rios or Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • 6mm/US10 needles (5.5mm/US9 for Alegria Grande or Rios)
  • tapestry/darning needle
  • FREE Pattern

FREEBIE Campout Mitts

camp out mitts

Photo: mdcim 

Campout Mitts

I made a pair of these mitts a number of years ago and was super happy with them – they were fast, simple, didn’t use a ton of yarn, and looked great. They worked out so well, in fact, that the mitts seem to have (ahem) acquired a new home. The FREE pattern was originally designed for glorious, colourful Noro Silk Garden, but I also love the way they look with a semi-solid hand dyed yarn like Malabrigo Rios or Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a soft tweed yarn like Studio Donegal Soft Donegal.

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FREEBIE Pome

Pome

Oy vey, how pretty is this cabled hat?! I think it would look amazing in a simple yarn like Cascade 220 Superwash (the heathered colours would be especially fetching), but any worsted weight solid, semi-solid, heathered or tweed yarn would look amazing! Be sure to wash your hat and lay it flat to dry to settle the cables.

Yarn Options

Materials

  • 3.5mm/US4-16″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6-16″ circular needles
  • 4mm/US6 double pointed needles
  • 1 stitch marker
  • cable needle
  • tapestry/darning needle
  • FREE Pattern

FREEBIE Rye Socks

 

 

Rye

Cozy sockies make great gifts, especially when they are knitted with worsted weight yarn. This FREE pattern from Tincan Knits has great instructions and ranges in size from Baby to Adult Large. The other great thing is that you have a lot of yarn options when you work with a worsted, ranging from pretty hand paints like Manos Alegria Grande or Malabrigo Rios, to budget friendly options like Cascade 220 Superwash and Berroco Vintage, or Berroco Comfort Print. The most important thing about your yarn choice is make sure it’s machine washable!

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Materials

FREEBIE Simple Ribbed Hat

Manos Alegria Grande Hat

Simple Ribbed Hat

We got this beautiful new yarn (Manos Alegria Grande) in the store recently and I was kind of itching to get my needles into it … so I did! And I made a hat!  I made a Simple Ribbed Hat, which is an old pattern of ours that I just revised while working on the hat.

I chose a 1×1 rib because the dense rib tends to mitigate any potential colour pooling in hand-dyed yarns. It also makes a nice, warm hat, especially when worn with the brim turned up. I think it’ll make a great gift, especially with the holiday season creeping up.

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Manos Del Uruguay Alegria Grande

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 boot socks, and soft enough for baby hats.

  • 75% merino wool, 25% polyamide
  • 100g/180m (197 yds)
  • worsted weight
  • 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
  • Made in Uruguay

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