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Alegria Grande

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197 yards = 100g
75% superwash wool/ 25% nylon

An easy-care blend of superwash merino and polyamide, Alegria Grande is a worsted-weight for bright, beautiful, durable knits of all kinds: baby blankets, kids’ sweaters, thick socks, colorful scarves … you name it.

Pattern Suggestions

Brushwood Beanie - one skein
Meseta Cardigan
Flax - pullover
Wisdom of Trees - cable and garter shawl
The World's Simplest Mittens
Aleyska - double diamond mittens
Barley Hat
Field of Wildflowers - great hat for variegated colors
Rye - slipper socks
Ambrose Hat - Alegria Grande held together with Cabrito
Free For All Cowl - great for variegated colors
One Ball Shawl - crochet
7 am - leg warmers

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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Your yarn makes a positive impact

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.

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