• Free Crochet Dot Baby Blanket

    Free Crochet Dot Baby Blanket

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    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

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    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?

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    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...
  • Vegan yarn and craft options- Happy World Vegan Day

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    We often get asked in store what is vegan yarn and which of our yarns are vegan? Many yarns are either fully or partially made of animal fibers such as wool or alpaca and therefore not vegan. Yarns that are vegan are made from 100% plant or man made fibers such as cotton, bamboo, linen, and acrylic. We have quite a number of vegan...
  • Basic Sock Pattern Using DPN's

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    This sock pattern provides simplified instructions regarding cast-on and a basic boomerang heel and is perfect for your first sock! This pattern uses DPN's to knit in the round, if you prefer to magic loop check out our magic loop sock pattern here. Using larger needles to start with allows for a looser, even, and more comfortable cast-on.To knit either of Regia’s fun coloured...
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