By purchasing yarn from String Theory, you’re lifting up a number of small and female-owned businesses. We help women in Rwanda, who survived the genocide, educate a new generation. We help women in Uruguay find meaningful work without leaving their rural homes. We help a family in New Hampshire maintain a mill, a tradition spanning hundreds of years. We help restore the Patagonia Grasslands by encouraging sustainable farming.Every yarn we stock makes a positive impact.
We are taking preorders for Manos Cardo, so that you can get the sweater quantity you need, in the color you want. We anticipate your order will be ready for pick-up or delivery in mid-October. We will let you know when it comes in.
Manos del Uruguay Cardo is a chunky 4-ply yarn made of 100% non-superwash Uruguayan Corriedale wool. We love this wool for its long and strong staple that has a lot of shine and crimp, which gives the yarn excellent stitch definition and a knitted fabric that will retain its shape very well. Classic in its construction and hand, Cardo feels familiar and true, like that beloved place where you like to return for comfort.
100% non-superwash Uruguayan Corriedale wool
Approximately 109 yds / 100 mts per 3.05 oz / 100grs skein
Gauge: 11-13 stitches in 4" / 10cm
Needle: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm Hand dyed
Cardo is the perfect chunky sweater yarn: it knits fast and will show off cables and fancy stitches. We also love it for home goods like pillows and blankets.
Manos Sweater Collection (patterns available on Ravelry 9/14/22):
Merian (pullover w/ texture yoke)
Finished Chest Circumference: 36 (38.75, 42.25, 46.25) (48.5, 52.5, 56, 60)”
Yarn: 7 (7, 8, 8) (9, 10,10, 11) skeins Cardo
Herschel (boxy "poncho")
Finished Body Width: 23 (30.25, 37.5)”
Yarn: 8 (11, 13) skeins Cardo
Jemison (turtleneck pullover)
Finished Chest Circumference: 35 (39, 42.5, 46) (50, 53.5, 57)”
Yarn: 8 (8, 9, 10)(10, 11, 12) skeins Cardo
Lamar (side to side cropped pullover)
Finished Lower Body Circumference: 42 (47, 53, 59, 65)”
Length: 15.5 (16.75, 17.75, 17.75, 18)”
Yarn: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) skeins Cardo
Finished Chest: 34.5 (38, 42, 45.5) (50.5, 54, 58, 61.5)”
Length, short version: 24.25 (24.25, 24.25, 25.25) (25.5, 25.5, 25.75, 25.75)”
Length, long version: 34.25 (34.25, 34.25, 35.25) (35.5, 35.5, 35.75, 35.75)”
Short version 8 (9, 9, 10) (11, 12, 12, 13) skeins Cardo
Long version 10 (11, 12, 13) (14, 15, 15, 16) skeins Cardo
Finished Chest : 33.25 (37, 40.5, 45.5) (49.25, 53, 56.5, 61.5)” |
Yarn: 4 (5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7, 8) skeins Cardo
Wave of Change Jacket
Wave of Change Pullover
Baikal Bubbles Shawl
Off Center Triangle Shawl - crochet
The Manos Cooperatives were founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, and are still, few opportunities for work.
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.
Shipping & Returns
To pick up your order at String Theory, choose GLEN ELLYN PICKUP during checkout.
Most packages are shipped with an $8.95 flat rate.
Ten cent shipping on orders over $100.
Unused items in their original condition and packaging can be returned for store credit within 6 months of purchase. No returns or exchanges are available for sale items or jewelry.
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If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will receive store credit only if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide class make-ups.
I purchased 10 skeins of the Cardo in the Nymph colorway. I am knitting the Ramona Cardigan. I am about 1/3 of the way through the cardigan and impressed with the color and feel of the yarn. It has great stitch definition and is going fast because it's a chunky weight yarn. I love this yarn. The only drawback is that it is pricey. But after finding the unique color and the story behind the yarn, I am so glad I made this purchase.