So I bought the Manos Del Uruguay fino mini skein kit a while ago and have been attempting to start this project at various points, but it hasn’t really happened until now. But boy is it a go-er…
The pattern is made up of lots of short row shaping to create mini triangles that build up into a shawl. I can get a triangle or more worked up over lunch, so progress is really swift, and as this is entirely garter stitch, it works up a dream.
The mini skein kit comes with a free pattern for the Fealdan Shawl by Kate Groop, and you combine your kit colours with a normal size skein of an additional colour. I already had some New Zealand yarn which was a similar weight and texture, so have combined it with this. Plus the chocolatey tones really set off these pops of colour. This dark brown wool is also tonal and a mix of NW Merino and Possum, so is as soft and warm as the Manos yarn (which also contains 30% silk)- overall a really scrumptious combination 🙂
Plus, I could wax lyrical about how much I love this company- a women’s co-operative in Uraguay that keeps traditional skills, sustainability and integrity for women at it’s heart. This is a great knit and yarn producer to get into!