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Friday, March 12, 2010

New Yarn from Manos del Uruguay

Manos del Uruguay, spun and dyed by rural craftswomen in Uruguay and known for its rich, hand-dyed colorways, is one of our most popular yarns here at Close Knit. In addition to Wool Clasica and Silk Blend, we now carry the new Rittenhouse Merino 5-ply.

Rittenhouse is a bit more refined than other yarns from Manos. A worsted weight yarn, it knits up at 4.5-5 stitches per inch, with 241 yards per skein. With this generous yardage, you would only need four or five skeins for most medium-sized women’s sweaters.

The extrafine merino would be perfect for smaller projects, too - the ever-popular Felicity hat from Wanett Clyde of Knitology, the free legwarmer pattern from The Purl Bee or Nancy Ricci's long fingerless gloves in stripes of Manos Rittenhouse.

So, whether you're looking for a large project or a small one, stop by Close Knit and check out our selection of vivid Manos Rittenhouse colors today.

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