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Manos del Uruguay - Maxima

Manos del Uruguay

PRE-ORDER - Minimum 3 skeins
Habanero M21021
Fossil M2351
Madder M2114
Fruits of the Forest M8673
Teal M2394
Mumbai M9520
Rainforest M9567
Orchid M2625
Pewter M2545
Coquina M7240
Sand M2241
Spirulina M2020
Beehive M8881
Loam M2294
Black M2500

Super-soft merino fiber and a light single-ply construction make Maxima a cuddly yarn.  With its popular worsted-weight gauge, you'll find plenty of uses for Maxima.  This non-superwash yarn is feltable, too!

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FIBER CONTENT: 100% Extrafine Merino Wool, Single Ply
WEIGHT: 100g / 219 yds
NEEDLE SIZE: US 6-8 / 4-5mm
GAUGE: 4.5 sts per inch / 2.0cm
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Hand wash in cold water. Dry Flat

About Manos Del Uruguay:  Fair Trade & WFTO Certified

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.  They began modestly, by selling handcrafts at local shops and the annual agricultural show in Montevideo. Spinning, dyeing, weaving and knitting became the focus of the Coop’s efforts. Over the years, the dying process has been refined to provide consistency of color without losing what has become the trademark stria shading.

Continuing to develop its reach while helping to organize the working women of Uruguay both socially and financially, the Manos Cooperatives have expanded to encompass 17 individual cooperatives, employing 350 artisans.  While the Cooperatives, collectively, are a large and well-organized business, each individual coop is still very much a small local business.

The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations and paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination.  Lastly, the Manos Cooperatives have led the way for better education for all the children of Uruguay.


Beehive - black dominate with variegations of navy, orange, gold, yellow & browns

Black - pure black 

Coquina - ecru base with large splotches of navy & purple

Fruits of the Forest - highly variegated autumn tones including brown, red, fuschia, purple, green & orange

Loam - charcoal black over ecru.  not pure black

Madder - variegated blood red hinting towards brown

Mixed Berries - variegated base of dark navy/teal with variegations of emerald green, fuchsia, purple & lavender

Mumbai - highly variegated shades of navy, pink, orange, brown, lavender & olive

Natural - ecru

Orchid - solid lavender with a hint of mauve

Pewter - variegated slate blue

Rainforest - variegated light pastels such as turquoise, lavender, blush, pink, sky blue, baby pink & bright blue

Sand - blush tones over ecru

Spirulina - bright yellow/green & orange undertones

Pewter - variegated slate blue

Sand - blush tones over ecru

Teal - dark teal with lighter tones throughout

A note on Special Order Colors: You may select any current color from the Manos del Uruguay catalog.  Yarn Loop will verify its availability (in-stock or backordered) and the estimated arrival date via email.  If an item is backordered, you will have the option to receive a full refund or to wait for the item.  There is no upcharge on Special Order colors. It may take 10-14 business days to arrive at your address.  Minimum Number of Special Order Skeins per color: 3 Please place colors and quantities of each color in an email to after confirmation of payment.  If you would rather find out lead times before placing your order, please Contact Us now.  

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