Manos del Uruguay A Girl's Best Friend Kit
Manos del Uruguay A Girl's Best Friend Kit

Manos del Uruguay A Girl's Best Friend Kit

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Be OUR best friend and make A Girl's Best Friend in the lovely Fuzzy Goat custom set from Manos del Uruguay.

We love this project, it embodies so many values of Fuzzy Goat: Isabell Kraemer writes such great patterns that inspire us and the designers really are a yarn shop's best friend. This pattern lets you mix up different colors and stitches and make it your own. Isabell also emphasizes the importance of knitting for healing, in her own health journey. As the amazing yarn dyers are also our best friends, like Manos del Uruguay which offered to local yarn shops the option of putting together our own mini skein kits! Manos's mission to provide thriving livelihoods to their communities is so important to where we want to spend our resources.

About the pattern (included with the kit):
a girl’s best friend is a triangular shawl worked flat from the top down. The textured body followed by contrast-colored pattern stripes, accented by small garter stitch stripes, and the sportive 3x1 rib at the edge make this a fun and entertaining knit… a versatile, but special companion for every day. Pompoms are added at the edge to make it even more special and personal. But tassels or even fringes may be a fantastic option too.

Use a US 4 36" needle

When you buy our kit, we'll include our modifications of how we made the shawl with these yarns. Size: 25" deep, 48" across

If you wanted to crochet you could try Lost Lake

About the yarn:
Fingering weight, 70% Merino, 30% Silk, single ply
A single skein of Fino, 490 yards
Five mini skeins in a custom Fuzzy Goat combo, 98 yards each

Elegant and refined, Fino combines the softness of merino wool with the luster of silk in a lightweight yarn that’s perfect for heirloom accessories or luxurious garments. Fino features a new dye process that yields complex, subtle, tonal colors.

Manos del Uruguay is a cooperative founded in 1968, begun by five women whose goal was to develop economic opportunities for women in a country where there were, & are still, few opportunities for work. The Manos Cooperatives provide health insurance, retirement pensions, paid vacations & paid maternity leave for their members. Moreover, members enjoy a sense of achievement and of self-determination – the first kindergartens in Uruguay were begun by the Manos Cooperative, to provide childcare for the artisans. In addition to creating yarns for handcrafters, the Manos Cooperatives have continued to produce ready-to-wear pieces for designers and department stores such as Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Nordstrom’s, & Sak’s. 

Every computer monitor is calibrated differently. Slight variations in tone and saturation will vary from monitor to monitor. The actual color of your item may vary slightly from what you see on your screen.

Return Policy

To protect you from odd dye lots, odors, or allergens, yarn may not be returned. We want to be sure that each skein you get has come direct from the dyer, to the shop to you. Full priced items other than yarn may be exchanged for shop credit if Fuzzy Goat receives the item within 2 weeks of when you received the item. 

To be eligible for an exchange, there must be proof of purchase, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging and in re-saleable condition when Fuzzy Goat receives it. Shop credit will be for the items purchased and not inclusive of shipping. We recommend insuring your package as we cannot credit returns for items that do not arrive.

If you are requesting to cancel an order, within two hours of your order and we have not wound your yarn and it has not yet reached our Fulfillment Maven, we will issue you shop credit for your whole order. (We incur quite a few non-refundable fees from our merchant services as soon as your order is placed)

Thanks for your understanding.

Missed Coupon Policy

If you make a request, within the hour of your order, for us to retroactively apply coupon codes or gift card codes not entered at checkout we will need to deduct the merchant processing fees that we will be assessed. We will issue your difference in shop credit to be used in 60 days. Please be sure to fully enter your coupon code or gift card before completing checkout. Use all caps if coupon code is in all caps and Birthday coupons do include the word Birthday

Shipping Policy

We currently automatically ship within the United States, if you would like us to ship outside the US, contact us and we can make arrangements for you. Please allow between 5-10 days for your order to arrive. If more than 10 days have passed please email us at to review the status of your order. 

If you have ordered one of our subscription boxes or a pre-order item, please take note of the later dates those are expected to ship.

Shipping Rates: 
less than $20.00 = $5.40
$20.00-$49.99 = $8.90
$50.00-$99.99 = $9.80
$100 and up = $13.90