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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 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (39)
  • Good weight (33)
  • Nice texture (32)
  • Knits quickly (29)
  • Dyed evenly (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Hats (25)
  • Scarves (23)
  • Sweaters (18)
  • Gloves (12)
  • Felting (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Artist (9), Collector (5), Novice (5), Parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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 42 customers

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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

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Maxima-Fire

    By MamaKath

    from New Haven, CT

    About Me Enthusiast

    See all my reviews

    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

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      happy Aussie

      By Jacqui_oz

      from Sydney Australia

      About Me Collector, Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Weight
      • Knits Quickly
      • Nice Texture
      • Soft

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Felting
        • Gloves
        • Hats
        • Scarves
        • Sweaters

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

        I love using Website, they have a great variety of wools and have fast shipping to Australia. website is my go to place for hard to find wool.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Wonderful stuff

        By wolfhound love

        from indiana

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Good Weight
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

          This was a lovely, vibrant, soft, evenly spun yarn. A joy to work with! I got the beehive and was very pleased.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Excellent Source for Yarn!

          By Nan

          from Madison WI

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            Used for a scarf. Love the yarn.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By luvey

            from Idaho

            About Me Artist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colors Are Rich
            • Good Weight
            • Knits Quickly
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Gloves
            • Hats
            • Scarves
            • Sweaters

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

            Love this yarn

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            soft

            By emike

            from bozeman, MT

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dyed Evenly
            • Good Weight
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

            • Dyed Evenly For Hand Dyed

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really love this yarn

              By catlady

              from Bremerton,WA

              About Me Enthusiast, Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Dyed Evenly
              • Good Weight
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hats
                • Scarves
                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Maxima:

                I got it as my very first crochet project. I'm making a soft warn throw

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wonderful!!

                    By Nana18

                    from Athens Georgia

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    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

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                      • No

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