100% Corriedale Wool
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Fiber: 100% Corriedale wool
Yardage: approx. 109 yds / 100 m
Unit weight: 3.5 oz / 100 g skeins
Gauge: 11-13 sts = 4"
Recommended Needles: US10.5 (6.5mm)
Recommended Hook: 6.5mm (K)
Cardo is a fundamental yarn: its smooth texture, traditional spin, and resilient hand all hark back to beloved heirloom projects. Cardo gives pristine stitch definition to warm knits that work up quickly.
By choosing this yarn you're supporting a woman-owned cooperative that was founded in 1968, and 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
With each purchased skein of Manos del Uruguay yarn you will be helping a woman to support her family. Each skein is signed, so you will know who made your yarn, and from which village it came. You will be supporting the hand-crafted rather than mass-produced, and contributing to an economy where the workers control of the means of production. You, as a handknitter, crocheter or weaver, will be contributing to women’s careers in harmony with family life, and contributing to the landscape, and cultural heritage of Uruguay.
Images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers.