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Finito is coming!!

It is our great pleasure to introduce the newest addition to the Malabrigo line of yarns: Finito!Spun from the finest merino wool in Uruguay, Finito is an incredibly soft fingering weight 2-ply yarn, perfect for lacework, delicate accessories, and luxurious garments. It will be available mid-March in a rainbow of colors- some old favorites (Archangel, Indiecita) and some brand new!

This exclusive merino is even softer than our usual wool- it is scrumptious! It is available only in very small quantities once a year, and so Finito is also available in limited quantities. Extremely fine and very limited- this yarn lives up to it’s name! Snap some up before it’s gone until next year!

To see the full range of color options for Finito, please visit:

To purchase Finito, please inquire at your local yarn store. A full list of Malabrigo stockists is available here:

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Fingering Pure Superfine Merino wool 200 yards ( 185m) approx.

50g skein US needles #2-4 (3-3.5mm)

 

Sheep Week – The Rumble of Hooves

This herd is the largest breeding herd of ewes (3,200) in all of Uruguay. Many farms may have a few more ewes, but these ewes are all breeding stock. A few of them even have lambs, and it was a real treat to see the gauchos round them up so we could see them in a group.

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

photo by Hannah Thiessen

Stay tuned. Tomorrow is the last day of Sheep Week and the winner (and prize) of the Sheep Week giveaway will be announced!

Chau, Hannah

Malabrigo Awards Excellent Wool Production

Natural Malabrigo Worsted

On March 12, 2010, a very special contest, sponsored in part by Malabrigo, was announced to the wool producers of Uruguay. In an attempt to continue the developing tradition of excellent, environment and animal friendly wool in Uruguay, The Uruguayan Wool Secretary is challenging wool farmers to bring forward their most beautiful, high-quality wools for evaluation. Each wool will be judged on not only quality, but also the practice the company competing employs — using eco-friendly processes and well-known, reputable shearers. The wool lot (or clip)  are judged for quality.

The winner of the contest will receive a Grand Prize — a trip for two to the Stitches event held in New York, October 2011! There, the winner can have a chance to market their yarns and show the excellence of Uruguayan wool to the rest of the world! Second and third place prizes will also be awarded! Winners will be announced in March of 2011 during National Merino Day.

If you’re a Uruguayan wool farmer, you can read more details about the contest, in spanish, on the Secretary of Uruguayan Wool website.