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hippodamia
12-12-2007, 10:27 AM
Hello!
I haven't been on here in quite some time, nor have I knitted in about 2 years (gasp!!!). I spotted this yarn shop yesterday and was compelled to go in and picked up 2 skeins of Manos #43
http://www.flyingfingers.com/shop/images/__yarn__ManosDelUruguay__Wool/Juniper43.jpg

I plan to make a scarf, figuring it was something I could squeeze in before Christmas and I was thinking either this pattern: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/scarves/aran-seed-scarf-scarf.html or of course the My So Called Scarf pattern: http://www.sheepinthecity.prettyposies.com/archives/000079.html
Any suggestions? I've never knitted with this yarn before and haven't knitted in a while, so I don't know is that will come into play as far as the ease of either pattern (ok, just the my so called scarf pattern).
Help me pick!!!! :D (or suggest something else!!)
Thank you!
Jen

photolady
12-12-2007, 10:52 AM
First one.

btw, what's so wonderful about mano yarn? I've never heard of it, until this forum.

hippodamia
12-12-2007, 10:57 AM
I actually didn't realize it was so popular until after I bought it and started looking up patterns online LOL
It's 100% wool, beautiful rich colors and very soft. I guess a lot of stuff out there may describe that, but the yarn is just so yummy looking in person!

cdjack
12-12-2007, 11:02 AM
I just bought some Manos this weekend. Big mistake... now I WANT MORE. It is so yummy: the variations in color, the variations in thickness, the feel of it across your fingers as you knit.
Quite simply: :heart:

Malabrigo is wonderful too.

Oh, this is a lovely scarf pattern as well:
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/10/12/one_row_handspun_scarf.html