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Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid

Manos Silk Blend Semi Solid is a gorgeous combination of 30% silk and 70% extrafine merino. The semi-solid colors take your stitch patterns to the next level. Manos Silk Blend Space Dyed is incredibly soft and the silk adds a slight sheen.

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:
70% Merino Extrafine Wool/30% Silk
Care:
Hand Wash, Dry Flat
Weight/Yardage:
50g/150yd
Gauge:
5.5-6 sts = 1" on US 4-6
Knitting Weight:
DK
$14.50 hank Discountable
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Manos del UruguaySilk Blend Semi Solid
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Soft (10)
  • Nice texture (9)
  • Good weight (7)
  • Dyed evenly (3)
  • Easy to fix (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hats (6)
    • Sweaters (6)
    • Scarves (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    4.0

    Lovely yarn!

    By knittingfrog

    from fairport, ny

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Weight
    • Knits Quickly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

    • Sheds

    Best Uses

    • Gloves
    • Hats

    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

    I used this yarn to make hadnwarmers. It is very soft and warm. It knits up easily. The only downside is that it does shed some.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By catcat

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Dyed Evenly
    • Nice Texture
    • Soft

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

        I used this yarn to make a shawl for a gift. The color (Oxblood) was gorgeously rich with a touch of sheen from the silk, though I wouldn't say it was shiny at all.

        I bought two batches of the same color and was surprised to find that they matched perfectly, even though they were dyed by different artisans. However, there were some minor differences. The first batch was spun very evenly with almost no discernible changes in thickness, and no knots out of 3 hanks. The second batch was slightly thick and thin, though not too bad. There were also lots of thick parts that were really just partially spun fluff - when I picked off the fluff it was the normal thickness of yarn underneath. Also the 2 hanks from the second batch both had knots.

        In spite of the minor problems with the second batch, it's so nice to knit with this yarn. It's one of my favorite yarns ever and I would definitely buy it again.

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        5.0

        Manos Silk Blend is heavenly

        By brobo

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dyed Evenly
        • Easy To Fix
        • Good Weight
        • Gorgeous colors
        • Nice Texture
        • Soft

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gloves
          • Hats
          • Scarves
          • Sweaters

          Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

          I made a gorgeous damask cowl with this beautiful yarn. I was so nice to knit with, it's soft, and easy to work a two color project. I can't wait to knit the matching mitts.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Beautiful yarn

          By jwag

          from Madison, WI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hats

            Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

            This yarn is very soft and warm. I needed a hat for a fall trip to Alaska and it is perfect.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Silk Blend Semi Solid by Manos del Urugu

            By Kris

            from Geneva, NY

            About Me Artist, Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • A Pleasure To Work With
            • Good stitch definition
            • Good Weight
            • Great For Heavy Lace Work
            • Nice Texture
            • Soft

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hats
              • Lace work
              • Scarves
              • Shawls
              • Sweaters

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

              Arrived in good condition

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              this yarn is a dream

              By cath

              from missouri

              About Me Collector, Enthusiast

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Need More Colors To Knit

              Best Uses

              • Cowls
              • Hats
              • Scarves

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

              I have purchased this yarn in every color they make and crave more!! Just love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              perfect to knit and great to wear

              By no nickname

              from Ontario, Canada

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Weight
              • Knits evenly
              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

              • Knot Or Two In The Skein

              Best Uses

              • Sweaters

              Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

              as it knits evenly, I found that the sweater did not need blocking or shaping before sewing.

              Service and delivery comments:

              delivery was quick and arrived in good condition

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Better than expected

              By Dillpickle

              from Melbourne, Australia

              About Me Enthusiast, Parent

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nice Texture
              • Soft

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sweaters

                Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                I have ordered enough of this yarn to make myself Lilium by Amy Herzog, but was a bit concerned that it would not stand up to the hard wear it will get due to the number of small children I spend most of my time with (I have a 4 & 2 year old, with another due in a few weeks!). Amy suggested I swatch then abuse the swatch as much as possible to test its durability - very sensible! After knitting up and blocking my initial swatch (a bit loose) and letting the kids 'play' with it for a while, I undid it then reknit it at the correct gauge (24 stitches/4") blocked it again and have re-released it into the enthusiastic play-world of our house. After a couple of weeks It's developed a slight halo, but no pilling is evident so far and stitch definition is still good. I will be knitting up Lilium with it, and am very much looking forward to the end product!

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                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice to work with, Nice to wear!

                By Marcea

                from San Diego, CA

                About Me Wardrobe Knitter

                Pros

                • Nice Texture
                • Soft

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stranded Colorwork
                  • Sweaters

                  Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                  Knit a stranded colorwork sweater, and loved the subtle color variations with each skein. Soft and light, made a comfortable sweater weight for our moderate climate. Wool is not scratchy, and I'm sensitive to that. Looking forward to another project with this!

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Yummy

                  By Designergrrl

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Pros

                  • Good Weight
                  • Soft

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Hats
                    • Sweaters

                    Comments about Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Semi Solid:

                    I purchased a hank of this from my LYS to swatch before placing an order. While I don't think it will work for my current project, I can't wait to find a use for this yarn. It's both rustic and elegant looking at the same time, and I just want to keep touching it. The color is gorgeous, and there's just the tiniest bit of sheen.

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                    • No

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