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Manos del Uruguay Maxima

Manos Maxima is a single ply 100% merino wool, dyed in the spectacular colors Manos is known for. This soft, worsted weight yarn is perfect for bright, cozy garments, accessories, and projects for the home.

Maxima is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. No two skeins are exactly alike and there are no dye lots. Colors may vary greatly.

We recommend buying enough yarn to complete a project. If there is great difference between skeins, we recommend working two rows  from one skein and two rows from another skein to give an overall blended effect. Made in Uruguay.

Learn more about the Manos del Uruguay Cooperatives here.

Content:
100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
100g/219yd
Gauge:
4.5-5 sts = 1" on US 6-8
Knitting Weight:
Worsted
$17.00 hank Discountable
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Manos del UruguayMaxima
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (49)
  • Good weight (40)
  • Nice texture (40)
  • Knits quickly (36)
  • Dyed evenly (17)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (31)
  • Scarves (30)
  • Sweaters (21)
  • Gloves (15)
  • Felting (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (36), Artist (10), Novice (7), Collector (6), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (49)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful Felting Wool

I use this wool for creating small, beautifully colored, felted handbags. The selection of colors available and the artful combination in a single skein create a lovely, mottled surface that can be left...Read complete review

I use this wool for creating small, beautifully colored, felted handbags. The selection of colors available and the artful combination in a single skein create a lovely, mottled surface that can be left as is, or felted over. One skein provides over 200 yards of fiber, sufficient for a small clutch or handbag. FELTS BEAUTIFULLY!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

soft

i bought it for the subtle difference in color for hand dyed and it was dyed too evenly for me...

i bought it for the subtle difference in color for hand dyed and it was dyed too evenly for me...

Reviewed by 52 customers

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5.0

Great!

By slowyeti

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Enthusiast, Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Dyed Evenly
  • Easy To Fix
  • Good Weight
  • Hides Mistakes
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

  • Stretches

Best Uses

  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Shawls
  • Sweaters

Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

My favorite yarn! I made Campside Shawl using this and it is so warm, soft, and snuggly. The coloration of Oxygen is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Beautiful! My favorite yarn of all!

By KSKnitter

from Leawood, KS

About Me Artist, Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cowls
    • Felting
    • Mittens
    • Scarves

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

    Absolutely my favorite yarn of all. It's gorgeous!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    GREAT product

    By Jips

    from Pittsburgh PA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gives Back
    • Good Weight
    • Hides Mistakes
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Lay Flat To Dry
    • Single Ply Issues

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

    I love the variegated hues of color in the natural fabric. I love that the purchase of the yarn gives back to the community that makes it. I love the warmth and hand of the finished product. I made a blanket scarf out of it and it's beautiful. Tons of compliments already.

    There are some irregularities in the way it's spun due to the hands that spin it. Wasn't a problem for me.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I love Maxima!

    By HollyDav

    from Norfolk, MA

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Mittens

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

      I love this yarn. It comes in lots of pretty colors. It is very soft and nice to knit with. I used it to make hats and mittens for Christmas gifts this year. I will be ordering more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By SnowKnitty

      from South Jordan, UT

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        I'm making the Trapper Cowl using two colorways: kohl (grays) and fire (oranges). The colors are kettle-dyed and they have short, subtle color changes throughout. The grays are beautiful and the oranges really pop against the grays. Pictures do not do these yarn colors justice!
        As always, the Manos de Uruguay yarn is a pleasure to knit.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Comfy Cozy

        By sixillis

        from New York, NY

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Hides Mistakes
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Twists Up

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          I've used this yarn a few times for scarves. Does tend to roll. The buttery-soft texture is worth it,though. Has a simplicity that makes it cozy and unfussy, while still being luxurious. Color selections are gorgeous, and the Fair Trade designation is a wonderful plus. One skein goes a long way.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Manos del Uruguay

          By Indigo

          from Southwest Colorado

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            Bought as a gift, I haven't used yarn myself but it is just lovely

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Wonderful super soft and easy to work with!

            By acorngirl

            from Washington, D.C.

            About Me Intermediate knitter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Hides Mistakes
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blanket
              • Scarves

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              LOVE this yarn! The rainbow lap blanket I am knitting is turning out beautifully. The weight is perfect and the yarn makes it so easy to knit. Love it and will definitely be buying it again.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Super fast delivery in perfect condition. Thanks!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Exceeded my expectations

              By Soulonthewind

              from Colorado springs, CO

              About Me Avid knitter, Parent

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Loved Working With It
              • Nice Texture
              • No knots
              • Silky
              • So soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blanket
                • Felting
                • Gloves
                • Hats
                • Mittens
                • Scarf
                • Scarves
                • Sweater

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                I purchased this yarn to make a slouch hat for my daughter. Loved the color and the yarn was a dream to work with. No knots and looks beautiful in a pattern. Such great coloring. I will definitely be buying again. Best worsted yarn I have ever had the pleasure to use.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Excellent service as always. Webs has never disappointed me either in product or service. Always come back for all my yarn needs!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Luxuriously soft yarn with beautiful texture

                By Karlene913

                from Newark, DE

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Knits Quickly
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Blankets
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                  Fell in love with this beautiful yarn! Using it to make cable squares for an afghan. The beauty is in the color quality. The variation adds character. Soft enough to make a blanket for my Grandson,

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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