Franca is back! Franca is Manos del Uruguay’s colorful, single-ply super bulky yarn. We have a TON of their new variegated colors now in stock for winter gifting. Franca is perfect for trendy super chunky hats and cowls and make great gifts for kids and adults! It is amazingly soft, and the single ply takes color beautifully.
- 100% superwash Merino
- 114 yards / 105 mts per 150 grams
- Gauge: 10 sts per 4″
- Suggested needle: US#13-15 (9-10mm)
- Machine wash or handwash in cool water. Dry flat.
About Manos del Uruguay
Manos del Uruguay is a non-profit social organization which, since 1968, has provided jobs for craftswomen living in Uruguay rural areas. In 2009, Manos del Uruguay was accepted as a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, which operates in 70 countries and brings together more than 350 organizations committed to Fair Trade.
Their mission is to eradicate poverty through sustainable economic growth, enabling craftspeople to improve the quality of their craft products, so that they can earn a living and continue their personal development.
The craftswomen are the owners of Manos del Uruguay and part of a non-profit association that generates work for rural women. They spin their yarns by hand, then dye them in vibrant colors, making the Manos palette something unique, special, and recognizable worldwide.
Projects to Plan
Check out all of these amazing free patterns that showcase the colorplay in each Franca skein!