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Fav Yarn Friday – Mona loving new Manos Milo right now





I have always been a huge fan of all the Manos yarns and in recent years I am so impressed with their new yarns and colours.  Alegria, a high twist sock yarn, Fino, a single blend merino/silk blend and Gloria, a high twist worsted yarn, have all quickly become my favourites.  I have been eagerly awaiting this season’s new yarn from Manos and I was not disappointed.  Manos Milo is a sport weight single yarn blended with merino and linen.  It is so soft to the touch, which is a little unexpected from a linen yarn, and so squishy once it’s been knit up into a fabric with a wonderful drape.  I knew we were going to focus on Manos at our recent Manitoba Fibre Festival and i wanted to have a new sample knit up.  I chose the Lilli Pilli shawl designed by Ambah O’Brien.  Over 1000 metres of yarn was a bit ambitious to knit up in a week, but I was so motivated by the feel of the yarn and the combination of colours, that I knew I could get it done.  I blocked the finished shawl on Thursday night and it was ready for the Festival.  I can hardly wait to start another project in this wonderful yarn!!