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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 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (32)
  • Good weight (26)
  • Knits quickly (25)
  • Nice texture (25)
  • Dyed evenly (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (19)
    • Scarves (17)
    • Sweaters (11)
    • Gloves (9)
    • Felting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (26), Artist (7), Collector (4), Parent (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    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 34 customers

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    5.0

    Love this yarn!

    By lmd

    from Chicago

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        I ordered this yarn in Sea Urchin and it is a beautiful purple that stripes with a darker tone of the same color as you knit. This yarn is so soft and comforting--I just love it! I also ordered and knitted the recommended pattern "Ricardito", and it is simply gorgeous. If your looking to make a gift for someone special, this is it!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Wonderful!!

        By Nana18

        from Athens Georgia

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          I discovered Maxima by luck--the colors are so vibrant and the yarn is great to work with--have never found anything I do not like about it! I will be trying other weights by Manos for sure

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Yes, would buy again

          By Becky

          from Lakewood, WA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Feels Good While Knitting
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

          • Splits In Each Sken

          Best Uses

          • Ricardito Cowl Pdf

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          Gorgeous. More beautiful and softer than I expected. Single ply so was very hard to separate for winding into a ball. Used winder but not swift -- separated it a few yards at a time, sometimes stuck like knots. More splits than I expected. Colors grand. I bot Chrysanthemum, Fresh Water, and UltraMarine -- all gorgeous. Used Ricardito Cowl for three friends. Success.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Love this soft, colorful yarn!

          By Ciocia Kathy

          from Greater Boston, MA

          About Me Enthusiast, Parent

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Weight
          • Knits Quickly
          • Nice Color Progression
          • Nice Texture
          • Soft

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            Made the Valley Yarns Curling Cowl (#538) with this yarn in several colors (Meltaway Mint, Cactus Flower, Reindeer) and can't wait to give it as Christmas gifts! Am sure they will be well received!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Nice stuff

            By Mark

            from IL

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Soft

            Cons

            • Sheds
            • Snags

            Best Uses

            • Hats
            • Scarves

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            Color range is really nice and seems to be updated yearly. Soft, and gauge is very consistent throughout. I am scared of washing it though as I think this would felt very badly.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love Manos Maxima

            By apknits

            from Alexandria, VA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gloves
              • Hats
              • Scarves
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

              Love to knit with this yarn, soft and warm. I was making a scarf as a gift and I found a hard to get color at WEBs. I was really happy with the customer service.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              Maxima

              By Candyf

              from Maryland

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Shawls

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                Maxima is my go to yarn for any project that uses worsted weight yarn. The colors are great and the yarn is soft.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Just what I needed

                By BPL

                from Denver, CO

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                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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                        • No

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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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