Alpaca Heather 50g Dyed
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).
70% wool and 30% alpaca
dyed: approx. 164 yds / 150 mts per 1.7oz / 50g
undyed/natural: 328 yds / 300 mts per 3.5oz / 100g
24 - 28 sts = 4" / 10 cm
US 3 - 5 / 3.25 - 3.75 mm
Hand wash in cold water. Dry flat.
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.