Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande Bocados

Manos del Uruguay is a special brand of hand spun & dyed artisan yarns that supports rural Uruguayan women.  Manos is a non-profit organization that was founded to give women jobs, allowing them to be independent & support their families while being able to live in their home villages. 

Bocados are little “morsels” of Alegria Grande.  These minis are the perfect size for projects that need small amounts of different colors such as mulit-colored hats, mittens or colorwork yoke sweaters.  They are also fun for heavier weight socks!  Alegria Grande is a gorgeously versatile blend of superwash Merino wool & nylon.  This soft yarn feels great next to skin & is available in vibrant, hand-dyed colorways. 

Fiber Content: 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon

Weight: Medium/Worsted

Gauge: 4.5-5 stitches per 1” on US 6-8 (4-5mm) needles

Weight/ Yardage: 25g/50 yards

Care: Machine wash delicate, lay flat to dry

Country of Origin: Uruguay

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Artisan hand-dyed yarns have natural color variations from skein to skein. Our team will do their best to choose the best matching skeins for your order. Here are some tips to get the best results when knitting with hand-dyed yarns:

  • Purchase enough yarn for your entire project
  • Alternate skeins by knitting two rows from one skein, then two rows from another skein. This will help to blend color differences.

Please contact our customer service team with any questions or concerns about working with hand-dyed yarns.