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 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: 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.
Hand dyed in Uruguay by local artisans
Images courtesy of Fairmount Fibers.