Manos Cardo is our New Favourite Bulky
Cardo is a squishy and bulky four ply yarn made from 100% Uruguayan Corriedale wool in a rich autumnal colour palette. We love this wool because of its long and strong fibres which have a ton of shine and bouncy crimp. We’re talking excellent stitch definition here, and a knitted fabric that will hold its shape very nicely.
Because of its classic four ply construction, Cardo feels familiar and true. It gives us a comforting vintage vibe, cozy like a warm cup of tea. Perfect for beloved heirloom projects.
The perfect sweater yarn, Cardo knits up fast and does a great job showing off all of the love you put into those textured and cabled stitches. It's also toothy enough to be ideal for colourwork, round and squishy enough for brioche, and warm and cozy enough for hats, cowls, mittens and blankets.
Cardo also makes a great substitute for a lot of popular bulky yarns.
- Love the look of Alafosslopi yoke sweaters but find them too itchy? Cardo.
-*Tried Quarry and it isn’t your cup of tea? Cardo
*for the record I think Quarry is amazing.
-Like Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky patterns but prefer natural fibres? Cardo
Crack open your copy of Vogue Knitting Fall 2021 and try casting on the Perpendicular cowl! Hint hint – it’s on the cover.
Manos del Uruguay has also provided us with 3 fun free patterns in Cardo to whet our appetites which I have expanded on below.
I also spent an embarrassingly long time scouring Ravelry for Cardo project ideas and put them together all in one place for you to peruse right here: https://ravel.me/knitdeanna/cpi
The Timbó Vest is a simple yet interesting knit, suitable for beginners and fast enough to become your go-to gift project. It is worked from the top down in a simple broken rib stitch with an eye catching stockinette shoulder detail.
The Pitanga hat is a simple design that shows off some of Cardo’s best attributes, Great stitch definition and a gorgeous palette that shines in colourwork.
If you're looking for a quick knit in Cardo that would also make a great gift, you’ve come to the right place. The Espinillo Slippers, a new pattern designed in collaboration with Luciana Lopez.