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Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid

Manos Silk Blend Semi Solid is a gorgeous combination of 30% silk and 70% extrafine merino. The semi-solid colors take your stitch patterns to the next level. Manos Silk Blend Space Dyed is incredibly soft and the silk adds a slight sheen.

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:
70% Merino Extrafine Wool/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/150yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
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Manos del UruguaySilk Blend Semi Solid
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (13)
  • Nice texture (12)
  • Good weight (9)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Dyed evenly (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sweaters (8)
  • Hats (7)
  • Scarves (4)
  • Gloves (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice to work with, Nice to wear!

Knit a stranded colorwork sweater, and loved the subtle color variations with each skein. Soft and light, made a comfortable sweater weight for our moderate climate. Wool is not scratchy, and I'm...Read complete review

Knit a stranded colorwork sweater, and loved the subtle color variations with each skein. Soft and light, made a comfortable sweater weight for our moderate climate. Wool is not scratchy, and I'm sensitive to that. Looking forward to another project with this!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

dye lot very inconsistent

I had to buy two extra balls of this yarn. The original dye lot was lovely dark blue. The next two were green - a nice shade of green but still green.

I had to buy two extra balls of this yarn. The original dye lot was lovely dark blue. The next two were green - a nice shade of green but still green.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Love this yarn

By Doloras

from Seattle, WA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Knits Quickly
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

    Love this yarn! I wove it with other Manos other colors and variegated colors for lots of pairs of gloves.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    dye lot very inconsistent

    By JAG

    from NJ

    About Me Intermediate Knitter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Original Blue Lovely
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Dye Lots Very Different

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Sweaters

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

    I had to buy two extra balls of this yarn. The original dye lot was lovely dark blue. The next two were green - a nice shade of green but still green.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Yarn.

    By Marge

    from Lake Ariel, PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

      Feels great as I'm knitting a sweater for a gift. The yarn also seems to make my stitching more even, so far no big spaces between rows.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Lovely yarn!

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      By knittingfrog

      from fairport, ny

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Gloves
      • Hats

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

      I used this yarn to make hadnwarmers. It is very soft and warm. It knits up easily. The only downside is that it does shed some.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love it!

      By catcat

      from Austin, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dyed Evenly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

          I used this yarn to make a shawl for a gift. The color (Oxblood) was gorgeously rich with a touch of sheen from the silk, though I wouldn't say it was shiny at all.

          I bought two batches of the same color and was surprised to find that they matched perfectly, even though they were dyed by different artisans. However, there were some minor differences. The first batch was spun very evenly with almost no discernible changes in thickness, and no knots out of 3 hanks. The second batch was slightly thick and thin, though not too bad. There were also lots of thick parts that were really just partially spun fluff - when I picked off the fluff it was the normal thickness of yarn underneath. Also the 2 hanks from the second batch both had knots.

          In spite of the minor problems with the second batch, it's so nice to knit with this yarn. It's one of my favorite yarns ever and I would definitely buy it again.

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          5.0

          Manos Silk Blend is heavenly

          By brobo

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dyed Evenly
          • Easy To Fix
          • Good Weight
          • Gorgeous colors
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

            I made a gorgeous damask cowl with this beautiful yarn. I was so nice to knit with, it's soft, and easy to work a two color project. I can't wait to knit the matching mitts.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Beautiful yarn

            By jwag

            from Madison, WI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

              This yarn is very soft and warm. I needed a hat for a fall trip to Alaska and it is perfect.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Silk Blend Semi Solid by Manos del Urugu

              By Kris

              from Geneva, NY

              About Me Artist, Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • A Pleasure To Work With
              • Good stitch definition
              • Good Weight
              • Great For Heavy Lace Work
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Lace work
                • Scarves
                • Shawls
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                Arrived in good condition

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                this yarn is a dream

                By cath

                from missouri

                About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Need More Colors To Knit

                Best Uses

                • Cowls
                • Hats
                • Scarves

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                I have purchased this yarn in every color they make and crave more!! Just love it!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                perfect to knit and great to wear

                By no nickname

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Knits evenly
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Knot Or Two In The Skein

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                as it knits evenly, I found that the sweater did not need blocking or shaping before sewing.

                Service and delivery comments:

                delivery was quick and arrived in good condition

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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