Fino by Manos Del Uruguay
Elegant and refined, Fino is everybody's favorite. It combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn. Tussah Silk is used for this blend, produced by silk worms that feed on oak and similar tree leaves, rich in tannins that give the fiber a gorgeous golden tone. The colors in Fino's shade card are so beautiful due to its special dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors.
Hand-dyed yarns have subtle variations in colors that are natural and may vary from skein to skein. There may be differences between pictures shown and the yarn you receive. To ensure the best results for your project you may work larger projects alternating skeins of yarn every 2 to 4 rows. Or simply enjoy the uniqueness of each skein.
- Weight: Lace weight single ply composition
- 70% Extrafine merino wool, 30% Silk
- Yardage: 490 yards (450 meters) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
- Knitting Needle: US 3-5 (3-3.5mm)
- Knitting Gauge: 6-7 sts/inch (24-28 sts = 4” / 10cm)
- Hand dyed by artisans in Uruguay
- Care: Hand wash in cool water, lay flat to dry
*Fino Miniskeins packs have five ~20 gram mini skeins of Fino with approximately 90 yards of each color ~450 yards total of beautiful color combos, specially designed for color work knitting and crochet*
Note on hand-dyed yarn.
The beauty of hand dyed yarns is undeniable, but please remember every hand dyed skein is unique for better or worse. So please be sure to get enough yarn to complete your project at once since each bag is unique, and skeins will vary from bag to bag sometimes drastically and you have the best chance to get similar skeins if you order at one time. Skeins may vary noticeably from one to the next even within the same batch or bag. And not every skein may have every color in it. The best way to ensure random color distribution is to work from two balls of yarn at once, alternating a few rows from each ball.
About the company
Manos del Uruguay is a special brand of hand spun & dyed artisan yarns that supports rural Uruguayan women. Manos is a non-profit organization that was founded to give women jobs, allowing them to be independent & support their families while being able to live in their home villages. They have been operating under these core beliefs for over 50 years now.