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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
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Manos del UruguayMaxima
 
4.7

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (39)
  • Good weight (33)
  • Nice texture (32)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Dyed evenly (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (25)
  • Scarves (23)
  • Sweaters (17)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Felting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Artist (8), Collector (5), Novice (5), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

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

 

Are these "seconds"?

I love this yarn and have purchased it many times from a local store. Lured by the "bulk" price at Webs, I purchased 6 skeins of various colors to make Christmas...Read complete review

I love this yarn and have purchased it many times from a local store. Lured by the "bulk" price at Webs, I purchased 6 skeins of various colors to make Christmas gifts--cowls, mittens and scarves. Unfortunately each skein contained "splits", something not found in my previous purchases. Very disappointing!

Reviewed by 41 customers

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5.0

Maxima-Fire

By MamaKath

from New Haven, CT

About Me Enthusiast

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

    I am using this yarn to make a Pentecost liturgical stole for a minister friend. Initially I started the project with a sport weight but being new to lacework it was a disaster. I saw the Maxima in the store when I was in Northampton in May and bought 1 hanks. I ended up needing a third so mail ordered it. This yarn is soft. It slides smooth on the needles and the pattern looks gorgeous.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    happy Aussie

    By Jacqui_oz

    from Sydney Australia

    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Felting
      • Gloves
      • Hats
      • Scarves
      • Sweaters

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

      I love using Website, they have a great variety of wools and have fast shipping to Australia. website is my go to place for hard to find wool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Wonderful stuff

      By wolfhound love

      from indiana

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        This was a lovely, vibrant, soft, evenly spun yarn. A joy to work with! I got the beehive and was very pleased.

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        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Excellent Source for Yarn!

        By Nan

        from Madison WI

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          Used for a scarf. Love the yarn.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By luvey

          from Idaho

          About Me Artist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Colors Are Rich
          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          Love this yarn

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          soft

          By emike

          from bozeman, MT

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Good Weight
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Dyed Evenly For Hand Dyed

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

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

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            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really love this yarn

            By catlady

            from Bremerton,WA

            About Me Enthusiast, Novice

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              I got it as my very first crochet project. I'm making a soft warn throw

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this yarn!

              By lmd

              from Chicago

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                  I ordered this yarn in Sea Urchin and it is a beautiful purple that stripes with a darker tone of the same color as you knit. This yarn is so soft and comforting--I just love it! I also ordered and knitted the recommended pattern "Ricardito", and it is simply gorgeous. If your looking to make a gift for someone special, this is it!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful!!

                  By Nana18

                  from Athens Georgia

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    I discovered Maxima by luck--the colors are so vibrant and the yarn is great to work with--have never found anything I do not like about it! I will be trying other weights by Manos for sure

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Yes, would buy again

                    By Becky

                    from Lakewood, WA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Feels Good While Knitting
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Splits In Each Sken

                    Best Uses

                    • Ricardito Cowl Pdf

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    Gorgeous. More beautiful and softer than I expected. Single ply so was very hard to separate for winding into a ball. Used winder but not swift -- separated it a few yards at a time, sometimes stuck like knots. More splits than I expected. Colors grand. I bot Chrysanthemum, Fresh Water, and UltraMarine -- all gorgeous. Used Ricardito Cowl for three friends. Success.

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                    • No

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