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Mota is a lofty 3 ply, with a strong twist for durability. Because of the loft, Mota can be used in patterns that call for DK, Worsted, Aran and maybe even Chunky weight yarns.

The colors and the tooth of the yarn make it ideal for colorwork.

Yarn Specifications:
• 100% Spanish wool sourced from Manchega and Merina Entrefina sheep
• 230m / 252yds - 100g / 3.5oz 
• 4-5 stitches to 1”
• Suggested needle: 4.5 - 5.5m / US 7 - 9
• Suggested hook: 5 - 6 mm / US H - J 

Pattern Ideas:

Sunrise Sunset (colorwork w/ Plied Penn Ave for contrast)
Granit cardigan (v neck)
Port Sweater (Mota held with mohair)
Seaway Pullover
Northwoods V Neck
Ingrid Slipover
Maras Cardigan
Douglas Cardigan (play with stripes)
Fall in Cardigan
Clairdelune (colorwork pullover)
Clairdelune Mitts
Manhattan Mitts
Caminos Hat (cables)
Honey Vodka Lemonade


Mota is sourced and manufactured entirely in the heart of Castilla- La Mancha. Thanks to the proximity of the farms to our mill, Mota is produced with one of the smallest carbon footprints on the market!
With the aim to support small Spanish farms, Mota was developed as a collaboration with several ranching families, each contributing the finest wool their flocks had to offer in order to produce this very special yarn. 


Customer Reviews

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great yarn for sweaters!

I'm delighted with how this yarn is knitting up on size 7 needles. What a soft and light fabric. Looking forward to combining with Plied Yarn Penn Ave worsted for my color work yoke.

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