Elegant and refined, Fino is everybody's favorite. It combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn. We use Tussah Silk for this blend, produced by silk worms that feed on oak and similar tree leaves, rich in tannins that give the fiber a gorgeous golden tone. The colors in Fino's shade card are so beautiful due to its special dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors.
70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk approximately 450 yds / 490 mts per 3.5 oz / 100 g skeins Gauge: 24-28 sts = 4” / 10cm Needle Size: US 3 - 5 / 3 – 3.5 mm hand dyed
Manos del Uruguay was born in 1968 out of a simple question: How can we improve the quality of life of Uruguay's rural women?
The answer was in handcrafts, using skills inherited from our mothers and grandmothers and the raw material that we had at hand: wool.
That's how Manos del Uruguay was founded, to give Uruguay's rural women jobs, that would mean, not just an income, but also an opportunity to personally develop and gain independence, keeping their roots and traditions, close to their community and families.