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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% Extrafine 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 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (21)
    • Good weight (19)
    • Knits quickly (19)
    • Nice texture (15)
    • Dyed evenly (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats (14)
      • Scarves (12)
      • Sweaters (9)
      • Gloves (7)
      • Felting (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (15), Artist (7), Collector (4), Novice (3), Parent (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      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 23 customers

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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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      Verified Buyer

      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

        About Me Enthusiast

        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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            • No

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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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            • No

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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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                • No

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                5.0

                LOVE IT

                By LBskis

                from Long Beach, 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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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Manos yarn

                  By Bklyngirl

                  from Richmond va

                  About Me Collector, Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                      Love this yarn, it is a dream to work with.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Surprised to not get an email when it was shipped.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Are these "seconds"?

                      By SELF

                      from MA

                      About Me Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Knits Quickly
                      • Nice Texture
                      • Soft

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Gloves
                        • Hats
                        • Scarves

                        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                        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!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Beautiful, functional wool

                        By OxbowMama

                        from Erin, NY

                        About Me Parent

                        Pros

                        • Knits Quickly
                        • Soft

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gloves
                          • Hats

                          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                          I made my 4 yr old a simple hat and mitten set with 1 skein last year and after heavy play in the snow, she comes in with a warm head and warm hands! It pills a little, but has remained beautiful. Getting more this year.

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