Review – Manos Serena

I received some Manos Serena 3-Ply for review.  My first thought upon touching this yarn was LACE!  This yarn is so soft, light and airy.  Its practically weightless.

Since the yarn is 60% Baby Alpaca and 40% Pima Cotton, I wasn’t sure how it would work for lace since these two fibers don’t have the elasticity or other properties of wool that block so well.

I was so pleasantly surprised when it blocked beautifully!  I knit up a lace swatch, soaked and pin blocked it and the lace is beautiful.  Some of the halo of the alpaca came out, but does not obscure the lace pattern.

It was a absolute pleasure to knit with, with a soft and dainty feel, but strong and durable to withstand blocking.

Manos Serena
60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton
approx. 170 yds / 155 mts
per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein
Gauge: 22 – 26 sts = 4″ / 10cm
Needle Size: US 4 – 6 / 3.5 – 4 mm
Hand dyed

Serena comes in a variety of kettle dyed colors, some tonal and some more variegated.  This blend of pima cotton and baby alpaca has fantastic drape, and makes it perfect for scarves, wraps, cardigans, and summer tops.

Yarn provided by Manos del Uruguay in conjunction with Stitch Craft Marketing.

Episode 152: Likes and Dislikes

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Welcome, what’s been going on, what’s on the needles, fiber processing, stash enhancement, Ravelry patterns, reading, tv and life!

 

Revelations

  • What the Fade Mystery Shawl
  • Evenstar
  • Socktober Socks

String Theory

  • Using a drum carder
  • Washing and combing
    • Targhee and Alpaca

Scrolls

Testaments

Intentions

  • Delusional Knitter Designs Update

Heresy

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Episode 151: Organizing the Stash

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Welcome, what’s on the needles, organizing the stash, stash enhancements, what’s been going on in life, reading and tv!

My camera gets very blurry at some points in this episode, not sure what was going on, sorry!

Revelations

  • Evenstar
  • What the Fade Mystery Shawl

String Theory

  • Organizing the Stash!

Scrolls

Testaments

Intentions

  • Delusional Knitter Designs Update

Heresy

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Episode 150: On a Strict Schedule

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String Theory

Scrolls

  • Nothing this episode

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  • Delusional Knitter Designs Update

Heresy

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Episode 149: No more free time!

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Welcome, what’s been going on, what’s on the needles and spindles, NH Sheep and Wool Festival, stash enhancement, some updates, reading, tv and life!

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String Theory

Scrolls

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Heresy

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Episode 148: Never Assume!

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Welcome, what’s been going on, what’s on the needles and spindles, Cast On Bind Off Review, stash enhancement, some updates, reading, tv and life!

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Episode 147: There and Back Again and Again

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Welcome, what’s been going on, what’s on the needles and spindles, Chiaogoo Needle Review, stash enhancement, some updates, reading, tv and life!

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String Theory

Scrolls

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Testaments

Intentions

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Heresy

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