Archive - August 2016

Free Pattern- True Aran Afghan

This week we are bringing you a gorgeous pattern that will challenge you, an Aran blanket. This pattern combines a Honeycomb stitch with several different types of cables to bring you a finished project that will be cherished for years to come. This blanket requires a 36″ size 9 circular needle  and a cable stitch holder. The yarn we...

Lookalike Fashion

Jessica Simpson is a trend setter for young women and active moms. She has done everything from singing, starring in movies to creating her own line of shoes, clothing, and accessories and even has a maternity line. Wouldn’t you love to replicate her style? Jessica is seen here wearing a beige turtleneck style poncho. We have poncho kit to...

Employee Spotlight – Lindsey K

Many components and faces make up our Mary Maxim family. Every person that works here plays a vital part in how our company performs and excels. Lindsey K is one of those very vital people that work in our call center. She has been with us for 4 years and in that time she went from Customer Service Representative to also holding a Supervisor...

Yarn Blocking Help

Blocking is a method to finish a piece and to give it a refined look. It will straighten and align your stitches, "open up" your lace work or cables and help your finished product 'lay' or 'drape' with perfection. You will see better stitch definition and the pattern will really shine through when you take the time to block your work. There are...

Free Pattern – Football Hat

As much as we want to pretend like it’s not happening, Summer is winding down, and pretty soon the cool Fall nights will be back along with FOOTBALL! Here is the perfect little hat for a sweet child in your life to keep their ears warm while playing in the leaves. This pattern has sizes from 6 months to 10 years, and requires a 16″...

What I Wish I Knew

I have knit for as far back as I can remember. When I learned to knit, I learned on my grandma’s aluminum Boye knitting needles.  I always loved to walk in her house and hear the clicking of her working on whatever project she was in the midst of. I would go in her yarn closet and stick my head in the many, many pink Mary Maxim bags of yarn...

Home Free Pattern Round Up

Summer is winding down and it's almost time to be making our way back indoors. We've put together a round up of 10 free patterns for items for your home to help make spending the cooler days inside a little brighter! Just click the link to open the pattern. Please share with anyone you think would enjoy these patterns! Cup Cozies Yarn...