Happy 45th Anniversary to us! The Ball & Skein first opened in 1978 and has been a destination for fiber fans from all over the world since then. We're delighted to offer this celebratory custom hand-dyed color of Fino to you. Based on the shop colors of Maroon and Blue, we think you'll like the feel as well as te color of this beautiful, fingering weight yarn. Why Cuarenta? That means Forty in Spanish!
Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the lustre of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino features a dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors.
Fino is a delightful fingering weight yarn with very good yardage on a skein. Perfect for those shawl or accessory projects. If you're a fan of small needles, Fino is also a delightful garment yarn as the Merino/Silk blend is perfect for 'close to the skin' comfort.
Manos del Uruguay is a certified Fair Trade yarn from a Woman's Cooperative in Uruguay. Since 1968 they've been transforming lives in Uruguay. We're proud to carry every yarn they make in every color.
Fiber Content: 30% silk, 70% extrafine merino wool, kettle dyed
Yardage: approx. 490 yds (450 mts) per 3.5 oz/100g skein
Gauge: 24-28 sts = 4”/10cm
Needle size: US #3-#5 US (3 – 3.5 mm)
Hand wash, lay flat to dry.
Authenticity. Heritage. Organic. Fair Trade. Family Owned. Local. Independent. All these words are compelling to us, not only as fiber fans, but as members of a community.
Since 1978 the Ball & Skein has been in the town of Cambria and we’re delighted to continue bringing you the best values and highest quality products from the US and around the world that reflect our shared values. We appreciate all of your support and kindness as we work to provide the best experience we can.
Manos del Uruguay, around since 1968 is a certified Fair Trade yarn owned by the women that work as artisans in the cooperatives. Purchases of their yarn directly address their ability to remain in their villages and support their families.
Berroco and Jagger are multi generational New England companies that each have over 100 years of experience in the yarn world.
Trendsetter was started by Barry Klein and his mother over 30 years ago. They not only source some of the most beautiful and unique yarns largely from Italy, they also bring us Cardiff Cashmere, spun in a small, family mill that only spins cashmere.
Prism, Mountain Colors, and Mrs Crosby are more examples of small, independent hand dyers we’re delighted to carry in the shop.
Addi needles and Brittany needles are more multi-generation stories that, in our opinion, bring the quality and value that is unsurpassed in the industry.
In the shop we have over a ton of yarn as well as a million stories. We're delighted to continue this tradition for fiber fans everywhere.
Thank you for your support.
Kris, Oz, and the whole Ball & Skein family.