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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 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (25)
  • Good weight (21)
  • Knits quickly (20)
  • Nice texture (19)
  • Dyed evenly (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (14)
    • Scarves (12)
    • Sweaters (9)
    • Gloves (7)
    • Felting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (19), Artist (7), Collector (4), Novice (3), Parent (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)

    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!

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    4.0

    Just what I needed

    By BPL

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        Love knitting with this yarn! so soft but doesn't pull apart. Great halo.

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        • No

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        5.0

        This yarn is heavenly!

        By Dayna Lynn

        from Pleasanton, NE

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            The dye work is so unique. If you are knitting a larger item that requires multiple hanks, please knit with two hanks at the same time to ensure color variation is evenly distributed. I learned that the hard way!

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            5.0

            soft, beautiful

            By melzw

            from Falls Church, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                I'm very glad I chose this yarn for some long overdue heirloom knitting - a throw blanket. Because its single ply I was concerned it might pill over time but garter stitch seems to reduce the pilling, its holding up well so far. Maxima is very lofty and soft, to quote Stephanie Pearl-McPhee "there is butter scratchier than this" and the colors are beautiful and vibrant making it very suitable for a special project. The price is right too, especially through WEBS!

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                5.0

                A favorite!

                By Sho

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Weight
                • Machine Washable
                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                • Twists Up

                Best Uses

                • Afghans

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                I love this product. The color schemes are beautiful and available, and they make a durable product. Several people have been recipients of afghans made of these yarns.

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                • No

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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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                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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                  • No

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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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                        • No

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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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