Manos del Uruguay Alegria Grande is a worsted- to aran-weight, 4-ply, 75% superwash Merino wool / 25% polyamide yarn with 219 yards per 100 gram skein. The big and bouncy worsted-weight sibling to Manos del Uruguay’s fingering weight Alegria. The soft, springy, and squishy blend of superwash Merino wool and sturdy polyamide is easy to care for and perfect for brilliant, fun accessories and garments that will highlight the stunning, saturated colors from Manos’s small batch dyed colorways.
Manos del Uruguay, the Hands of Uruguay, is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of this World Fair Trade Organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women. No two skeins are alike, the yarn is dyed in small batches so there are no dye lots.