Silk Blend is a classic and elegant yarn, it has the unbelievably softness of merino extrafine (non superwash) and the subtle glow of raw silk.
We use Tussah silk, produced by worms that feed on oak and similar tree leaves, rich in tannins that give it a beautiful golden shine. Silk Bend is a single ply yarn that knits up clean and with a wonderful stitch definition.
70% merino extrafine , 30% tussah silk Approximately 135 mts / 150 yds per 50 g / 1.75 oz skein Gauge: 22 - 24 puntos por 4" / 10 cm Needle: US 4 - 6 / 3.5 - 4.25 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.