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Manos del Uruguay Lace

Manos Lace is an opulent blend of baby alpaca, silk, and a touch of cashmere, for your finest heirloom lace projects. With 439 yards, you could get a lovely shawlette, or use two skeins to create a wonderful lace shawl.

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% Baby Alpaca/25% Silk/5% Cashmere
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/439yd
Gauge:
8 sts = 1" on US 2 (2.75mm)
Knitting Weight:
Lace
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4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (18)
  • Nice texture (17)
  • Good weight (11)
  • Knits quickly (6)
  • Dyed evenly (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Scarves (16)
  • Sweaters (5)
  • Shawls (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (11), Artist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gives a lot of bang for the buck!

The completed project was donated to the Woodlawn Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington for the silent auction for Jungle Party.

The completed project was donated to the Woodlawn Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington for the silent auction for Jungle Party.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I used this yarn in a deep teal or torquoise color. After completing my shawl, I handwashed it in cold water with a wool wash product. To my dismay, the color began to...Read complete review

I used this yarn in a deep teal or torquoise color. After completing my shawl, I handwashed it in cold water with a wool wash product. To my dismay, the color began to bleed, so I promptly wrapped it in a towel then began to block it. As I pulled the fabric across the top edge of the shawl, the yarn broke, necessitating later repair. Maybe I just handled this wrong, but I don't know what I could have done differently.

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5.0

Recent order

By GjF

from Plattekill, New York

About Me Average Knitter

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soft

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Scarves

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

    Used this yarn for a scarf. It was easy to knit with and created a beautiful and eligent finished piece.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Exceptional texture and variegation

    By Doc with needles

    from Texas

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Subtle Halo And Loft

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Capelet
      • Neckwear
      • Scarves

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

      I was looking for a black-blue variegated lace weight natural fiber yarn. I chose the color "Orla" which has scattered highlights to break the darkness and catch the eye of the observer. This product was exactly what I was searching far. My expectations were far exceeded when I noticed how soft and bright the yarn really is. The photo on the website displays the color hues accurately; however, this yarn has much more sheen than the website photos capture. I will definitely explore other colors in this same yarn.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Lovely!

      By Elaine

      from Portland ME

      About Me Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

      • Sheds

      Best Uses

      • Scarves

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

      Made a prayer shawl with it. It was beautiful.

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      • No

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      5.0

      So soft

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      By Tao's mom

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Scarves

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

        This yarn is just amazing! So so so soft! I am currently knitting a scarf as my first lace project and I just love the yarn. It is super easy to knit and not to slippery.
        Even though it is a tiny yarn I believe the scarf will be warm.

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        2.0

        Disappointed

        By Patty B.

        from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Soft

        Cons

        • Faded

        Best Uses

        • Shawl

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

        I used this yarn in a deep teal or torquoise color. After completing my shawl, I handwashed it in cold water with a wool wash product. To my dismay, the color began to bleed, so I promptly wrapped it in a towel then began to block it. As I pulled the fabric across the top edge of the shawl, the yarn broke, necessitating later repair. Maybe I just handled this wrong, but I don't know what I could have done differently.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Luxury in glorious colour

        By Linda

        from New Zealand

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Hides Mistakes
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

          The yarn was part of a birthday present from a family member who knows my partialities very well. I'm knitting a summer cardigan, the wide lace collar & band in this yarn. Not yet finished, so I can't comment on how it will wear. I hope it doesn't rub too much, which alpaca can do. It's lovely to work with, easy to knit and very forgiving. The colours I have blend look really good together. It feels wonderful and I'm looking forward to wearing it. I was surprised at the weight, I'd have expected a bit finer in a laceweight; it feels more like a 3-ply to me (that's like a light fingering). The yarn shows the lace pattern very nicely. I do recommend needles with a good point to them, especially for lace.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          very soft beautiful color

          By nana chiu

          from Australia

          About Me Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

            Bought this yarn before, it knit up beautifully, very light and super soft, gifted to a friend this time, will buy it again

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Fantastic lace yarn

            By S the knitter

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Twists Up

            Best Uses

            • Scarves

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

            Knitting a large shawl for myself

            Service and delivery comments:

            Excellent service

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Manos Review

            By Lorchen

            from Charlottesville, VA

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast, Long time knitter, Parent

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lace Weight Wedding

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shrug

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

              I used this yarn together with a lace weight cashmere, Superior, to knit a lace shrug for my daughter's wedding. Together these yarns created a wonderful, soft , flow-y garment! Lovely to knit with!

              I received great service from WEBS. Don't be afraid to use them (after your LYS of course!)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              very nice yarn

              By AMK

              from McLean, VA

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lovely color
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Too many knots

              Best Uses

              • Scarves

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Lace:

              This is a perfect yarn for scarves, beautiful feel, lovely color, but I was very disappointed with the many knots.

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              • No

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