Super-soft merino fiber and a light single-ply construction make Maxima one of our cuddliest yarns. We particularly love it for accessories like cowls, scarves, shawls and hats. Lofty and lovely, with beautiful kettle-dyed 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.
Fiber: 100% extrafine merino wool
Yardage: approx. 219 yds / 200 m
Unit weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g skeins
Gauge: 18-20 sts = 4"
Recommended Needles: US6-8 (4-5mm)
Hook Size: 4mm (G) - 5mm (H)
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers.