Say hello to Serpentina by Manos Del Uruguay. A truly artisinal yarn - Serpentina is both hand dyed and hand spun. The result is gorgeous colours that run throughout the yarn at random, with a slight thick and thin texture. Each skein is unique, and the colours will not stack or pool. The spinning process creates a delicate colour twirling effect that reminds us of the paper streamers (serpentinas) thrown at the Carnival parties.
Composition: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Length: Approx 130 metres / 142 yards
Recommended Needle Size: US 8 / 5.0mm
Knitting Gauge: 16.0 sts = 4 inches / 10cms
Care: Hand Wash in cold water
Note: Colours may vary based on dye lots, the nature of hand-dyed yarn, and monitor settings. May not be exactly as shown.
Manos Del Uruguay was founded to give Uruguay's rural women jobs, that would mean not just an income, but also an opportunity to personally develop and gain independence, keeping their roots and traditions close to their community and families.
Manos Del Uruguay is a non-profit organization organized into 12 cooperatives located in small villages in Uruguay's countryside. The artisans are all owners of the company and profits are shared and re-invested into the cooperatives. Manos is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, engaged in raising awareness and campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of international trade.
Their yarns are all hand dyed, in big pots heated by wood kettles, dyed in small batches.
*please note price is per 1 skein