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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 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (47)
  • Good weight (38)
  • Nice texture (38)
  • Knits quickly (34)
  • Dyed evenly (16)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (30)
  • Scarves (28)
  • Sweaters (20)
  • Gloves (15)
  • Felting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (35), Artist (9), Collector (6), Novice (6), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (47)

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

 

soft

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

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

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4.0

GREAT product

By Jips

from Pittsburgh PA

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Lay Flat To Dry
  • Single Ply Issues

Best Uses

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Sweaters

Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

I love the variegated hues of color in the natural fabric. I love that the purchase of the yarn gives back to the community that makes it. I love the warmth and hand of the finished product. I made a blanket scarf out of it and it's beautiful. Tons of compliments already.

There are some irregularities in the way it's spun due to the hands that spin it. Wasn't a problem for me.

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  • No

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5.0

I love Maxima!

By HollyDav

from Norfolk, MA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Weight
  • Nice Texture
  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats
    • Mittens

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

    I love this yarn. It comes in lots of pretty colors. It is very soft and nice to knit with. I used it to make hats and mittens for Christmas gifts this year. I will be ordering more.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Beautiful!

    By SnowKnitty

    from South Jordan, UT

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hats
      • Scarves

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

      I'm making the Trapper Cowl using two colorways: kohl (grays) and fire (oranges). The colors are kettle-dyed and they have short, subtle color changes throughout. The grays are beautiful and the oranges really pop against the grays. Pictures do not do these yarn colors justice!
      As always, the Manos de Uruguay yarn is a pleasure to knit.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Comfy Cozy

      By sixillis

      from New York, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Twists Up

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        I've used this yarn a few times for scarves. Does tend to roll. The buttery-soft texture is worth it,though. Has a simplicity that makes it cozy and unfussy, while still being luxurious. Color selections are gorgeous, and the Fair Trade designation is a wonderful plus. One skein goes a long way.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Manos del Uruguay

        By Indigo

        from Southwest Colorado

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          Bought as a gift, I haven't used yarn myself but it is just lovely

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Wonderful super soft and easy to work with!

          By acorngirl

          from Washington, D.C.

          About Me Intermediate knitter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Blanket
            • Scarves

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            LOVE this yarn! The rainbow lap blanket I am knitting is turning out beautifully. The weight is perfect and the yarn makes it so easy to knit. Love it and will definitely be buying it again.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Super fast delivery in perfect condition. Thanks!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Exceeded my expectations

            By Soulonthewind

            from Colorado springs, CO

            About Me Avid knitter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Knits Quickly
            • Loved Working With It
            • Nice Texture
            • No knots
            • Silky
            • So soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blanket
              • Felting
              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Mittens
              • Scarf
              • Scarves
              • Sweater

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              I purchased this yarn to make a slouch hat for my daughter. Loved the color and the yarn was a dream to work with. No knots and looks beautiful in a pattern. Such great coloring. I will definitely be buying again. Best worsted yarn I have ever had the pleasure to use.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Excellent service as always. Webs has never disappointed me either in product or service. Always come back for all my yarn needs!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Luxuriously soft yarn with beautiful texture

              By Karlene913

              from Newark, DE

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Knits Quickly
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blankets
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                Fell in love with this beautiful yarn! Using it to make cable squares for an afghan. The beauty is in the color quality. The variation adds character. Soft enough to make a blanket for my Grandson,

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                love my yarn I got from Webs and even at a better price

                By no nickname

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dyed Evenly
                • Easy To Fix

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                  fast delivery,quality is great

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

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                  By MamaKath

                  from New Haven, CT

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                  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.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    It took 3 days to leave Northampton but I got it the next day (I live in CT).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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