Manos Maxima


Have you felt Maxima by Manos del Uruguay?  A fair trade single-ply worsted-weight merino yarn, it is super soft and has very rich kettle-dyed colors.  I’d like to see the Tea Leaves Cardigan knit up in Maxima because I’m sure it would be as gorgeous as the Tea Leaves in Malabrigo Rios.

This yarn is one that you might have to feel to believe the softness of it’s touch.  When is someone going to invent computer monitors that let you feel the texture of what you’re viewing?? I’d like that technology NOW, please.

Tea Leaves Cardigan

Fall will be here before you know it!

At least, that’s what we keep telling ourselves as this heat wave drags on.  Be ready for the cooler weather with the Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre.

A one-piece, top-down seamless cardigan, the neckline ruching and stockinette body are ideal to showcase hand-dyed or kettle-dyed yarns.  Our store sample is in Malabrigo Rios, color Sunset, and feels so scrumptious everyone squishes a portion of it as they walk by.

The sleeve and body edgings are in simple garter stitch which prevents them from rolling (and adds extra squish).

The ruching detail of the neckline adds interest without overloading the sweater with detail work.

We left ours without buttonholes and used a shawl pin to hold it together.  Easy to throw on, this could be the perfect sweater to leave at the office, but you might love it so much you’ll need one for home, too.