At Northern Yarn we focus on natural fibres, and as much as possible we stock yarns produced here in the UK, including our own. When we look further afield the yarns have to be extra special, unique and produced ethically. Having read much about Manos del Uruguay and trying out their bright and beautiful yarns, we decided we really wanted to be a stockist.
Manos del Uruguay was set up as a fair trade, not for profit cooperative - to enable women living in rural Uruguay to support themselves and their families using skills passed down the generations. Each skein comes with the signature of the craftswoman who made it, together with the name of the locality and the non-profit cooperative where it was made.
All of the yarns are hand dyed and from non-mulesed flocks.
Alegria (Joy) Grande
Super soft, easy care yarn, perfect for baby knit, socks and next to skin projects!
Needle/hook size: 5.00mm
Superwash Hand Dyed, cool machine wash at 30 degrees
Blend: 75% Merino Superwash 25% Nylon
Length: 180m (196yds) per 100g skein
Yarn tension: 18-20 sts in 10cm