The Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Milo
Colorway pictured: Conifera
Skein details: 380 yards / 350 m / 3.5 oz. / 100g / single ply / 65% Merino Wool, 35% Linen
Knitting needles: US 5, 3.75 mm / 21 stitches & 23 rows over 4 inches
Crochet hook: US G, 4 mm / 22 sc over 4 inches
Cons: Just like last month’s review yarn and all linen yarns, blocking is important to achieve a good finished look. Since this is a very earthy yarn that’s majority wool, it’s a little rough to the touch as you work with it.
Pros: The rough touch factor that some may not love is 100% what makes this yarn really beautiful. You can see the different fibers in the yarn and in your finished knit or crochet projects, which I love.
Extra Pro: Manos del Uruguay yarn has a conscience. Every skein purchased is signed by the artisan who made it, helps a woman in Uruguay support her family, and it’s certified Fair Trade.
Pattern ideas: Try a tighter gauge version of the Sixth Degree Shawl for knitting or make a super adorable crochet evergreen tree from our Christmas ornaments series.
We’ve got a skein of Milo to give away today! Please note that the winner will receive the caked skein pictured, which I made my review swatches with, so it’s not quite a full 100g skein. Just a heads up!
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cindy l shipley
Looks like a really nice yarn to work with
I bet the linen softens up significantly when the piece is washed and worn. I love linen, but it is always a little crunchy to begin with.
It’s gorgeous! I love the rustic look and the color – oh my!
I haven’t tried the linen blends yet.
I love the color and I have knitted with linen and like them very much. That shade of green is so soft. I think it would make a lovely spring-summer scarf or shawl!
This yarn looks beautiful! Would love to try it.
I made a simple top with Milo last month and I absolutely ADORE it. I had read on Ravelry that it has a tendency to pill, giving one the fear that you’ll be left with linen lace once the wool all pills out, but so far I haven’t seen evidence of this in the top I made… I love the drape of the finished fabric, the colours, and I find that it is actually soft enough to wear against the skin and it isn’t too rough/itchy in my opinion. I love it and buy as much of it as I can get my hands on every time I find it!
Awesome, thank you for sharing that! :)