• Pima and Egyptian Cotton

    Pima and Egyptian Cotton

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    Explaining Pima and Egyptian cotton, two types of luxury cotton used to create yarn that can be used for knitting, crochet, and weaving. Morris & Sons, Rowan, Manos del Uruguay, and Rosarios all produce cotton yarns that are perfect for summer or hypoallergenic projects.
  • A Guide to KnitPro Knitting Needles

    A Guide to KnitPro Knitting Needles

    Here at Morris and Sons, we love our KnitPro needles! Offering straight, double-pointed, circular and interchangeable varieties in an array of different materials, there's a needle to suit every project! However, when faced with such an extensive range, choosing the appropriate needle for the task at hand can be a daunting process, so we thought it might be helpful to offer a guide to...
  • Free Crochet Dot Baby Blanket

    Free Crochet Dot Baby Blanket

    The Crochet Dot Baby Blanket is a versatile, geometric design that would look at home in older kids or teens rooms as well as on the lap of us grown ups. And of course, it will make the perfect addition to any babies nursery. The colours in the sample are listed in the pattern but you can also create your own colour combinations or...
  • Alpaca Heather Rambla Yoke Sweater Pattern

    Alpaca Heather Rambla Yoke Sweater Pattern

    Alpaca Heather is Manos del Uruguay’s newest knitting yarn. It is a sport weight (6ply) blend of wool and alpaca in both undyed and rich, classic colours. Manos has published a beautiful top down colourwork yoke sweater pattern, Rambla, inspired by Montevideo's avenue that borders the Rio de la Plata. This is a free pattern.
  • Who are Manos del Uruguay?

    Who are Manos del Uruguay?

    Manos Del Uruguay has been creating hand dyed yarns that are beautiful, ethical and sustainable since 1968. Every skein is an opportunity to give Uruguay's rural women jobs, meaning 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.  The artisans use big pots heated by wood kettles, creating...
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