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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (30)
  • Good weight (24)
  • Knits quickly (23)
  • Nice texture (23)
  • Dyed evenly (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (18)
    • Scarves (16)
    • Sweaters (10)
    • Gloves (9)
    • Felting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (24), Artist (7), Collector (4), Parent (4), Novice (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    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

    Yes, would buy again

    By Becky

    from Lakewood, WA

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    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

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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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        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

          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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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  soft, beautiful

                  By melzw

                  from Falls Church, VA

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                  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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                      • No

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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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                      • No

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