Alegria

£19.95

Clear

75% Superwash Merino & 25% Polyamide.
e100g/ 425m/445 yds.
Hand dyed in Urugua​y.
Machine Wash.

Suggested Tension: 28 – 36 stitches and 20 – 24 rows to 10cm/4ins square over stocking stitch using 2.25-3mm needles.

This 4 ply yarn is perfect for socks as well as any 4 ply pattern that appeals to you!

Alegría means “joy” in Spanish, and that’s just what this hand-painted yarn is, a true colour celebration! The yarns are beautifully hand dyed, are gorgeously soft and an “algeria” to knit.

Manos del Uruguay was born in 1968 out of a simple question: How can we improve the quality of life of Uruguay’s rural women? The answer was in handcrafts, using skills inherited from their mothers and grandmothers and the raw material that they had at hand: wool.

That’s how Manos del Uruguay was founded, to give Uruguay’s rural women jobs, that would mean, not just an income, but also an opportunity to personally develop and gain independence, keeping their roots and traditions, close to their community and families.

Not just a product – every Yarn has a tag with the artisan signature and the name of the village where the cooperative is located. This help us remind that behind each hank, there is a woman, a story.

Manos create yarns that are beautiful, ethical and sustainable. 
Every piece is an opportunity to help a Uruguayan woman support her family.

Ethical – Manos del Uruguay is a member of the WFTO, World Fair Trade Organization since 2009.  
Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seeks greater equity in international trade. 
As a Fair Trade organization, they are engaged in supporting producers, raising awareness and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of international trade.

All of Manos yarns are hand dyed – the artisans use big pots heated by wood kettles, dyeing in small batches creating wonderful colors. 
Their yarns colors are bright and wild, full of nuances and variations. No two skeins are the same, each one is unique, a testimony of a particular moment.

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