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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 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (37)
  • Good weight (31)
  • Nice texture (30)
  • Knits quickly (27)
  • Dyed evenly (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (23)
    • Scarves (21)
    • Sweaters (15)
    • Gloves (11)
    • Felting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (28), Artist (8), Novice (5), Collector (4), Parent (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (37)

    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 39 customers

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    5.0

    Wonderful stuff

    By wolfhound love

    from indiana

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    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      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

         
        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

           
          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

             
            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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                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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                  5.0

                  Love this soft, colorful yarn!

                  By Ciocia Kathy

                  from Greater Boston, MA

                  About Me Enthusiast, Parent

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Knits Quickly
                  • Nice Color Progression
                  • Nice Texture
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gloves
                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    Made the Valley Yarns Curling Cowl (#538) with this yarn in several colors (Meltaway Mint, Cactus Flower, Reindeer) and can't wait to give it as Christmas gifts! Am sure they will be well received!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice stuff

                    By Mark

                    from IL

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Soft

                    Cons

                    • Sheds
                    • Snags

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Scarves

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                    Color range is really nice and seems to be updated yearly. Soft, and gauge is very consistent throughout. I am scared of washing it though as I think this would felt very badly.

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                    • No

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