Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino's dye process yields complex, subtle, tonal colors.
By choosing this yarn, you're supporting a woman-owned cooperative that has been a member of the WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) since 2009. Now that's something to feel good about!
Why we love Manos del Uruguay
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.
Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit organization comprising 12 cooperatives — each one a workshop located in a small village of Uruguay’s countryside.
The artisans are the owners of the company; profits are shared among the cooperatives or re-invested in the organization. The cooperatives have strong bonds with the communities in which they work; Manos believes it's important to have a positive impact on society and families.
Weight: Light Fingering
Fiber: 70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk
Yardage: approx 490 yds / 450m
Unit weight: 100g / 3.5 oz skeins
Gauge: 28 - 32 sts = 4” / 10cm
Needle Size: US 0 - 2.5 / 2.0 - 3.0 mm
Texture: Single ply
Care: Hand wash in cold water. Dry flat.
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers.