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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 55 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (52)
  • Good weight (42)
  • Nice texture (42)
  • Knits quickly (39)
  • Dyed evenly (19)

Cons

  • Twists up (3)

Best Uses

  • Hats (32)
  • Scarves (31)
  • Sweaters (22)
  • Gloves (16)
  • Felting (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (39), Artist (11), Collector (7), Novice (7), Parent (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (51), Yes (3)

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...

Reviewed by 55 customers

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5.0

My Go-To Yarn

By Blckbnny

from Austin, TX

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Scarves
    • Socks

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

    I buy A LOT of yarn. My local yarn store knows my pets' names. This is one of my 2 favorites for all hats, gloves, and scarves. It's even, knits well, and looks amazing. The colors offered by this yarn also make it great for mixing with other types of yarn, my favorite being alpaca or mohair. My only problem with it is that I keep running out and having to buy more!
    I don't' really write many reviews, but this yarn is worth the time it took me to write so I can let others know how wonderful it is either as a starter yarn for newbies or for that special project you've been dreaming up.
    Highly recommend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Cosy, soft wool, aids indigenous of country of origin

    By Duddles

    from Australia

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Does Not Split Lovely Co
    • Dyed Evenly
    • Knits Quickly
    • Lovely Colour Mix
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft
    • Steams Flat

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

      How to use the product; good things about it

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      luscious Yarn

      By Sherry

      from Ocean Shores, WA

      About Me Artist, Collector, Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        Used this for felting. Item came out beautifully

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great!

        By slowyeti

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Enthusiast, Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Stretches

        Best Uses

        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Shawls
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        My favorite yarn! I made Campside Shawl using this and it is so warm, soft, and snuggly. The coloration of Oxygen is absolutely gorgeous!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Beautiful! My favorite yarn of all!

        By KSKnitter

        from Leawood, KS

        About Me Artist, Knitter

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Weight
        • Knits Quickly
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cowls
          • Felting
          • Mittens
          • Scarves

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          Absolutely my favorite yarn of all. It's gorgeous!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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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

          About Me Enthusiast

          See all my reviews

          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.

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            • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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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