Hi Noble Knitters! It's Donna and I'm the Knitting Doctor here at NobleKnits. Today I'm going to be reviewing a yarn for you from the Manos del Uruguay family of yarns and it is called Serena. Serena is the Manos cotton and alpaca offering. It's 60% Baby Alpaca and 40% Pima Cotton. There are 38 shades in the line and you can see them all on our website. I'm going to show you just a couple of them so you can get an idea of what Manos Serena is all about.
Their yarn colors are probably pretty evenly split between what they call, space-dyed and semi-solids. Space dyed are not quite a variegated yarn, because your color runs are more random. You're not going to know what's going to show up next with this. What I will tell you from experience working with any of the Manos Space-Dyes is that they will blend beautifully. Whatever color combinations they are, they are going to give you a stunning, one-of-a-kind garment.
The Semi-Solids are just a lighter and darker of the same hue. Again, very subtle. Not a variegated at all - you are just going to see it shift from tone to tone very gradually and very gently. So, they come in some primary colors and again the space-dyed some in the very brights to the very pales and delicates. You'll want to check out all these colors that we have online.
Manos Serena is a hand wash, lay flat to dry - you may dry clean it, if you like. It knits up in a dk weight on a size US 4-5 needle. However, any of the Manos yarns, what you'll find is they give you a suggested needle size and gauge, that does not mean that you can't experiment with your needle size. The stitches take beautifully to smaller or larger needles. It's something you may want to think about, you may want to play with - spread your wings a little.
Again, Manos del Uruguay Serena in 38 wonderful shades view them on our website. I hope this was helpful, if it was, please give us a thumbs up. Leave a comment and subscribe to our YouTube channel. It's Donna, the Knitting Doctor, thanks so much for watching!