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Manos del Uruguay

Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas.

Manos del Uruguay craft dyes vibrant, smooth, faded or space dyed colors, which give the yarns an infinity of tones and shades, making the Manos palette something unique, special, and easily recognizable worldwide.

  • Alegria

    Manos del Uruguay Alegria


    Alegría (“joy” in Spanish) is an easy-care yarn in exciting colors, hand-painted to create a celebration of different colors in every skein. It has a rich, cushy hand that makes a delectable choice for socks, babywear, or accessories.

    75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

    28 - 30sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.25 - 3.25mm / US 1 - 3 needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    445yds / 407m per 100g / 3.5oz skein


    Please note that every single skein of Alegria is unique. There are no dye lots, and skeins that arrive together may be significantly different from each other. If you would like a photo of current stock, feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you. 

  • Alegria Grande

    Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande


    If you love the fingering weight Alegria as much as we do, you will swoon over Manos Alegria Grande! Now in worsted weight, this collection boasts Intense colours that are vibrant and heavily saturated in both tonal and variegated shades. The composition of 75% Superwash Merino, and 25% Polyamide results in a fabric with great memory, plush stitch definition, and of course the trademark softness Alegria is well known for. A fantastic choice for sweaters and knit accessories that is guaranteed a hypnotic experience!

    75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

    18 - 20sts = 4" / 10cm on 4.00 - 5.00mm / US 6 - 8 needles

    4: Worsted

    196yds / 180m per 100g / 3.5oz skein


    Please note that every single skein of Alegria is unique. There are no dye lots, and skeins that arrive together may be significantly different from each other. Every time we get a colour it may be completely different from the last time we saw it. If you would like a photo of current stock, feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you. 

  • Alegria Watercolours

    Manos del Uruguay Alegria Watercolours


    Alegria Watercolours is an easy-care blend of ultra-soft superwash merino with durable nylon. The perfectly subtle shades add depth to any knitting project. 

    75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

    28 - 30sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.25 - 3.25mm / US 1 - 3 needles

    1: Fingering, 1: Sock Blends

    445yds / 407m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

    Please note that every single skein of Alegria is unique. There are no dye lots, and skeins that arrive together may be significantly different from each other. If you would like a photo of current stock, feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you. 

  • Fino

    Manos del Uruguay Fino


    Fino is a soft, shiny single-ply fingering weight yarn in exquisite hand-dyed colors. The luxurious blend of merino and silk gives Fino a soft hand and gorgeous drape.

    Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. No two skeins are exactly alike and there are no dye lots. Colors may vary greatly.

    70% Extrafine Merino Wool, 30% Silk

    28 - 32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.0 - 3.0mm / US 0 - 3 needles

    0: Light Fingering

    490yds / 448m per 100g / 3.5oz skein

  • Lace

    Manos Del Uruguay Lace Semi-Solid 


    Lace Semi-Solid is a very special blend of 70% baby alpaca, 25% silk, and 5% cashmere, giving it a rare combination of warmth, softness and pure luxury. This is the perfect yarn for your finest heirloom lace projects. 

    Manos yarns are hand-dyed in large kettles following traditions passed down from one generation to the next. There are no dye lots, so no two skeins are exactly alike.

    70% Alpaca, 25% Silk, 5% Cashmere

    32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.75mm / US 2 needles

    0: Lace

    437yds / 400m per 50g / 1.75oz skein

  • Marina

    Manos Del Uruguay Marina

    Marina is a show-stopping single ply laceweight yarn. The vibrant and rich colours are especially popular for shawls, lace, and are often double or even triple stranded to make a more substantial weight. With a generous 874yd/800m per skein, there is plenty of room for the soft shawl of your dreams.

    Manos yarns are hand-dyed in large kettles following traditions passed down from one generation to the next. There are no dye lots, so no two skeins are exactly alike. 

    100% Superwash Merino Wool

    32sts = 4" / 10cm on 2.75mm / US 2 needles

    0: Lace

    874yds / 800m per 100g / 3.5oz skein