Franca, from our friends at Manos del Uruguay, is a Super Bulky, machine washable SOFT yarn in those beautiful Manos colors. Perfect for quick cowls, hats anything that would look great in a super-bulky yarn. Projects are worked on big needles or hooks so your projects work up fast!
Knit, crochet, or arm knit with a skein today, you'll love it!
Did we mention that it's SOFT?
Franca is 100% Superwash Merino
approx. 114 yards on a 150 gram skein.
10 sts per 4" on a US 13 - 15 needle.
Machine wash it! (Or hand wash) Lay Flat
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.
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.