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.
Manos del Uruguay Cardo
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 Hat - free pattern
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.