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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mini Skeins

Fino Mini Skein kits from Manos del Uruguay are back in stock.
Fino mini skein kits are a world of fun! 7 gorgeous colour combinations in a luxurious blend of 75% Extrafine Merino, 30% Silk. 
The kit has 450m (90m on each skein)

Read about Manos. It is a great story.
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. You, as a handknitter, crocheter or weaver, will be contributing to women’s careers in harmony with family life, and contributing to the landscape, and cultural heritage of Uruguay. 
You need a mini skein kit and a full skein of Fino for the Fealdan Shawl.
Lynn used one kit to make the 3 Color Cashmere Cowl.
The Fringed Violet Scarf takes one mini skein kit.

I made it into the lace on Lilli Pilli. The pattern is well written and easy to follow. If you are new to lace, this pattern is perfect. The repeat is only 10 rows. The repeat across the row is easy to memorize.
It's hard to knit lace and watch snowboarding at the same time so I'm not going as fast as I would like to. The second round of the finals is on so it's time to sign off and get back to my chair.

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