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!!