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.
Marina's softness and drape feel wonderful next to the skin in scarves or shawls. It comes in tonal and space-dyed colorways and is made of 100% superwash merino, which gives the colors beautiful depth. With 874 yards per skein, most projects only need one!
100% superwash merino
approx. 874 yds / 800 mts per 3.5 oz / 100g
32 sts = 4" / 10cm
US 2 / 2.75mm
Machine wash or hand wash in cool water. Dry flat.
Marina Circle Cowl: free pattern - one skein project
Traffic Furniture: the pattern is written for fingering weight but it works beautifully with Marina
Desert Mallow Cowl: three strands are held together for a beautiful marl look
Siempre Poncho: crochet - more of a top than a poncho
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.