When the box of Serena yarns from Manos del Uruguay arrived late last week, it took me a little while to decide to take the beautiful bundles apart so the skeins could be twisted. The colorways are gorgeous--subtle & quiet, but saturated & they're beautifully coordinated.

Manos del Uruguay describes Serena this way: 'Serena is a lightweight, whisper-soft yarn for trans-seasonal knitting. It combines two luxury fibers: baby alpaca and pima cotton. The alpaca gives beautiful drape, and the cotton year-round wearability. Together, both fibers produce softly heathered color effects. The supple fabric is perfect for simple shapes as well as the tucks and gathers of so many contemporary designs.'

Here are the technical specs:
Fiber Content: 60% baby alpaca, 40% pima cotton (oooo!)Yardage: approx. 50g, 170yds/155m (this makes it a fingering yarn)
Gauge: 22-26 sts = 4″/10cmNeedle size: #4-5 US / 3.5-3.75mm
Care instructions: Handwash, dry flat

My current inclination with this gorgeous yarn is a ruffled shawlette made with two skeins. We'll see! I don't know how I'll decide on a color! Check out some of the projects popping up on Ravelry since the yarn was released: http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/manos-del-uruguay-serena/projects Stop in soon to pet this gorgeous new yarn!