Manos del Uruguay Alegria is a fingering-weight, 4-ply, 75% superwash Merino wool / 25% polyamide yarn with a generous 445 yards per 100 gram skein. This soft, springy sock yarn is great for all fingering weight projects–not just socks! Shawls, accessories, and fingering-weight garments shine with color when worked in Alegria. Alegria (“joy” in Spanish) comes in highly varigated space dyes, tonal semisolids, and tons of unique colors from neons to neutrals.
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.