Cabrito is a laceweight kid mohair blend in beautiful space-dyed colors, from soft and subtle to bright and bold. On its own it creates a gossamer-light fabric; to add a soft halo and additional warmth, just hold it together with any of our other yarns.
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: 80% kid mohair, 20% nylon
Yardage: approx 230 yds / 210 m
Unit weight: 25g skeins
Gauge: 20-26 sts = 4” / 10cm
Needle Size: US 4 - 6 / 3.5 – 4.0 mm
Care: Hand wash in cold water. Dry flat.
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers