Fino is a single ply fingering weight yarn, composed of 70% Merino Wool and 30% Silk, which is typically packaged in a 100 gram skein.
Available in a beautiful range of hand dyed, tonal shades, this yarn is incredibly popular among the lace knitting crowd, and those of us that love a fine gauged yarn. Knitting up into a drapy, lightweight fabric, and with a beautiful gentle sheen (thanks to the silk content!), this yarn is an absolute pleasure to work with, and a joy to wear.
Also wonderful for colourwork, Fino can be a little daunting for knitters to have to purchase multiple skeins of. Not only does the cost quickly creep up, but one also ends up with more than enough yarn for multiple projects, which is not always ideal.
Well, we have great news! Manos has recently launched Fino Mini Skein Kits! Available in seven assorted colour combinations, with each kit including five different colours, knitters and crocheters are now able to play with colour- without having to break the bank! Each mini skein includes 90 metres, which gives plenty of yardage to make a substantial project, but without leaving you with enough yarn to get you through to the end of 2019.
From left to right, the Rings of Rings Cowl, the Charnley Scarf and the Incremento Scarf all require just one skein of Fino, along with one Mini Skein kit. Each pattern is fun to knit, easy to wear, and would make a great gift for a loved one, or as a treat for yourself!
To view and download each of these patterns, please click here.
The Fino Mini Skein Kits will be available in local yarn shops across Canada by mid-October, so now is the time to start planning your projects! Don’t be too shy to ask your friendly yarn merchant which kits they have on order. Then you can really get to planning. Because if you’re aiming for a Christmas knit, October is the time to kick it into high gear!
And finally, should you feel so inclined- let us know what YOU would do with a Fino mini skein set! We would love to to hear from you!
Happy knitting and crocheting everyone!