Manos del Uruguay

Alpaca Heather 50g Dyed

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The beauty of undyed, naturally-colored alpaca (and its softness) combines into a heathery sport-weight yarn. When those 3 undyed colors (H703, H704, and H705, all put up in 100g hanks) are then overdyed with Manos's kettle-dyed semi-solid colors, the results are 9 more rich, subtle tones (put up in 50g hanks).

  • Fiber Content
    70% wool and 30% alpaca
  • Yardage
    dyed: approx. 164 yds / 150 mts per 1.7oz / 50g
    undyed/natural: 328 yds / 300 mts per 3.5oz / 100g
  • Gauge
    24 - 28 sts = 4" / 10 cm
  • Needle Size
    US 3 - 5 / 3.25 - 3.75 mm
  • Care Instructions
    Hand wash in cold water. Dry flat.

Pattern Suggestions
This sweater collection is amazing!
Rambla: pullover with colorwork yoke - free pattern
Hasbrouks: fingerless mitts
Mancha Hat and Mittens: free pattern

Impact
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. 



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