Have a look at our first ever Luxury Wrapped In Comfort Box. I know with everything going on in the world right now we could all do with some comfort which is one of the main reasons why I chose to launch this box now. It will be a bi monthly box and available on pre order only.
Subscribers of this box found 2 skeins of Manos Del Uruguay Alegria in the colourway Antigua. Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organisation which was set up in the 60s to give economical, social and personal development opportunities to the women in Uruguay’s countryside. Each Manos skein has a tag with the name of the artisan who made it and the coops location. It’s a way to connect the knitter and the artisan who created the yarn. The dying process is an artisanal process with small dye lots made in pots heated by wood fire or gas. The colours are never completely solid, they have beautiful nuances and tone variations. To achieve the spectacular space dyed colours, they dye up to 6 times the same skein, to achieve the complexity of a true piece of art. After being dyed, the yarns are sun-dried in the co-operatives back yard. Every skein is unique, there are no two skeins exactly the same.
Each 100g skein contains approx 405 metres and it is advised that items made using this yarn are hand washed in cool water and laid flat to dry
The patterns I included are from independent designers. The knitting pattern is from Lavender Hill Knits. Her Echarpe Mistral Scarf pattern is absolutely stunning. Julie is based over in the US and she has a number of patterns available which you can see in her Etsy store here https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/lavenderhillknits?ref=shop_sugg
The crochet pattern I included is from RBS Crochet. Her Wading In shawl pattern is absolutely stunning. Rachel is also based over in the US and her pattern is written in US terms so please be aware if you normally use UK crochet terms. She has a number of patterns available which you can see in her Ravelry store here www.ravelry.com/stores/rbscrochet-designs. She would love to see what you create if you add the shawl onto your projects list if you use Ravelry
I have also included a stunning shawl pin which was sourced through a local seller. Unfortunately, this seller does not have an online presence for me to share with you. I was lucky enough to find these and purchase them last month.