Archive - July 2016

Technique Tuesday – Pattern Help

Repeats and Symbols One of the most common errors or issues with understanding patterns is interpreting repeats. We use symbols, brackets, and parenthesis as a way to simplify and shorten a pattern. We would like to break down part of a couple of patterns that have several different types of repeats and help explain each part. Example round: In...

Product Spotlight – Mary Maxim Puzzles

Puzzles are a wonderful activity to share with your family! No matter what the age, anyone can help with a puzzle, and they are proven to help with your brain function and memory. Who couldn't benefit from that? Puzzles are shown to work both hemispheres of your brain at the same time, exercise your brain cells, and also can prove to be meditative...

Free Pattern Friday- Golf Club covers

For blog readers only, we are giving you access to TWO of our downloadable patterns for FREE for one week only! These pattern would be perfect for an advanced beginner or an intermediate knitter. Depending on which pattern you choose, you will need a sport weight or worsted weight yarn. This link will be live only until Friday, July 29th so be...

How To – Plastic Canvas stitches

We have been getting requests lately for more tutorials about needlepoint and plastic canvas and we would love to help out with that! Plastic canvas is a variation of traditional needlepoint and is used to create decorative 3D designs. We have many fun kits available here and they come with everything you need to complete your project. We also...

Bits and Pieces

We all have them. Tiny bits and pieces of yarn. Not really enough to do much with, but we don’t want it to go to waste. There are a lot of projects you can do with just one or two yards of yarn. And what about those 2-inch pieces that you cut off after you are done weaving in ends? There are a lot of things you can do with those pieces. If...

Who is Mary?- Our Design team!

The Design Department is the place in Mary Maxim where the “magic” truly happens. The design team helps find new products for the catalog, develop new yarn ranges, design for all of our new Mary Maxim exclusive kits that include: knit, crochet, latch hook, plastic canvas and general crafts. The design team also writes and proofs...

Technique Tuesday- How to Latch Hook

Latch hooks kits have been a staple in the Mary Maxim catalog almost as long as our graph style sweaters have. Latch hooking is an incredibly relaxing and rewarding hobby, and once you get the basics down, is simple to do. The variety of latch hook kits cater to many different decors and there are many seasonal options to choose from that make...