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How to Make a Sock – Socktoberfest

  Negative ease is the key to making a well fit sock.  When a garment has negative ease it is smaller than the wearer.  There are two sock measurements to consider when evaluating the fit of your garment, according to Alice Yu, author of Socktopus. Foot Circumference Foot Length To do this, we measure the foot circumference by measuring...

Color of the Month

Sometimes it is hard to pick colors. We are always questioning ourselves. Does this go together? How do you think it will look? We thought that we would take the guess work out of it for you. We have picked a set of colors and even named them!! Eastside Beach Using our Starlette yarn, we have picked 5 colors that would look great with almost any...

Advantages of Acrylic Yarn

When picking yarn for a project, what do you choose? How do you choose it? Here are some advantages on one of our favorite types of yarn out there, acrylic. Acrylic yarn is made from a polymer that is manufactured as a filament, then is cut into strands similar to wool, which is then spun into yarn. DuPont created the first acrylic fibers in...

Free Pattern Friday!

This Friday we are bringing you 5 free patterns that were generously designed by some wonderful ladies. We sent these talented women some yarns to try and they made them into some gorgeous items. Thank you to Kim Guzman, Rhondda Mol of Oombawka Design, and Ira Rott for taking the time to try our yarn and design these awesome free patterns! Kim...

New Crafting Videos

We are excited to bring you a new “style” of video featuring what comes in the kits and products we carry! These have been so fun to work on and we hope that you enjoy them. Our goal is to give you a quick glimpse not only at the materials that come with the different types of craft kits we carry, but also to show you a “sped...

Knit and Crochet Design Contest 2017

Have you ever created a pattern of your own out of knit or crochet? Now is the perfect time to show the world and enter our Knit and Crochet Design contest! Winners not only receive a cash prize, but they become published designers in our catalog and on our website.  We judge on four categories: Knit Afghan, Crochet Afghan, Baby Blanket (knit...

New Spring Craft Items 2017

Our Annual Sale catalog hits homes this week and we wanted to share just a few of our favorite new items with you! There are MANY more in the catalog and on our website so don’t forget to look at www.marymaxim.com to see everything we have new and all the items that are now on sale. The Chickadee Ensemble  is a fresh breath of Spring! This...