Serena is a gorgeous blend of baby alpaca and pima cotton. These two luxurious Peruvian fibers give Serena the best of both words: the elasticity of animal fibers, that make it super nice to knit, and the fresh touch of cotton, plus the extraordinary softness of both fibers. The mix of fibers and our singular dyeing process give Serena a soft heather color effect, just like stone washed denim. Use Serena for soft, relaxed and timeless knits. Hand dyed
60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton Approximately 170 yds / 155 mts per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein Gauge: 22 - 26 sts = 4" / 10cm Needle Size: US 4 - 6 / 3.5 - 4 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.