100% superwash merino
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Weight: Super Bulky
Fiber Content: 100% superwash merino
Yardage: 114 yds / 105 mts per 150 g
Gauge: 10 sts per 4"/10cm
Needle Size: US 13-15 / 9 - 10mm
Care Instructions: Machine wash or hand wash in cool water. Dry flat.
Franca is a fun, single-ply yarn spun from incredibly soft 100% superwash merino. It comes in beautiful kettle-dyed colors, and when used in projects it works up quickly due to the super bulky weight. Franca is also quite lofty — perfect for accessories full of personality.
By choosing this yarn you're supporting a cooperative that was founded by five women in 1968, with the goal of developing economic opportunities for women in a country where 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.