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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 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (24)
    • Good weight (20)
    • Knits quickly (20)
    • Nice texture (18)
    • Dyed evenly (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats (14)
      • Scarves (12)
      • Sweaters (9)
      • Gloves (7)
      • Felting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (18), Artist (7), Collector (4), Novice (3), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (25)

      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!

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      5.0

      This yarn is heavenly!

      By Dayna Lynn

      from Pleasanton, NE

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      Pros

      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          The dye work is so unique. If you are knitting a larger item that requires multiple hanks, please knit with two hanks at the same time to ensure color variation is evenly distributed. I learned that the hard way!

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          5.0

          soft, beautiful

          By melzw

          from Falls Church, VA

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          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              I'm very glad I chose this yarn for some long overdue heirloom knitting - a throw blanket. Because its single ply I was concerned it might pill over time but garter stitch seems to reduce the pilling, its holding up well so far. Maxima is very lofty and soft, to quote Stephanie Pearl-McPhee "there is butter scratchier than this" and the colors are beautiful and vibrant making it very suitable for a special project. The price is right too, especially through WEBS!

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              5.0

              A favorite!

              By Sho

              from San Jose, CA

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              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Machine Washable
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Twists Up

              Best Uses

              • Afghans

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              I love this product. The color schemes are beautiful and available, and they make a durable product. Several people have been recipients of afghans made of these yarns.

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              4.0

              Terrific yarn

              By Anita211

              from Northfield, MN

              About Me Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Sticky

              Best Uses

              • Felting
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              Lovely yarn to work with. Knits up fast. Don't try to pull up a dropped stitch. The yarn is sticky and on stockinette stitch, it shows that you have repaired it. If you drop a stitch it is best to frog it back.

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              5.0

              sturdy beautifully dyed yarn

              By kate

              from Dammam, Saudi Arabia

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              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Felting
                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                The colors of this yarn are very consistent for a kettle dyed yarn. The same lots will knit up with the same colors but the balance will shift from skein to skein as is to be expected with a hand dye. I love this yarn it's hard wearing for a single ply - I have knit sweaters and accessories with it and keep coming back for the durability and the colors.

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                5.0

                Manos del Uruguay Maxima

                By Candyf

                from Maryland

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    I love this yarn. Have purchased several different colors to make wraps/shawls/scarves. Always dyed evenly and feels so soft. Very easy to knit.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Fast delivery!

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                    5.0

                    I want to cover my existence in this

                    By solarama

                    from Winthrop, WA

                    About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Weight
                    • Knits Quickly
                    • Nice Texture
                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Twists Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Leg Warmers
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    I love this stuff, the color, the way it knits up, the weight of it. I got it in concord to make some leg warmers for a friend and now I want to keep them for myslef! It has a really nice squichy density, it's super soft, and there is a natural variation in this kettle died yarn that emulates a subtle striping (at least at the scale of leg warmers) that looks really cool. Although it twists a bit, it's really easy to work with.

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                    4.0

                    Super yarn!

                    By epaws

                    from Cambridge, MA

                    About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gloves
                      • Hats
                      • Scarves

                      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                      Great yarn - have made numerous cowls with it. Soft enough to be worn next to the skin, yet lofty & warm enough for the coldest days. Smooth on the needles - no snagging or fuzzing. Service great here!!

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                      5.0

                      Wonderful yarn

                      By rangerjean

                      from Bend, OR

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Hats
                        • Scarves
                        • Sweaters

                        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                        I mad two lovely cabled cowls. This yarn shows stitches off in a plain color. Beautiful

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                        5.0

                        LOVE IT

                        By LBskis

                        from NY, NY

                        About Me Novice

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Weight
                        • Nice Texture
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats
                          • Scarves

                          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                          Second time I purchased Maxima. I really enjoy working this yarn. Have made mitts, hat and cowl for one son. Now working on conv mitts for another son! The more you use it, the softer it becomes! Webs prices are great as is their shipping as are their tweets!!!!!

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