It’s day 3 of our Christmas Countdown, and we are so pleased to have received such a great response about our previous two makers. Thank you so much for sharing these articles on your social media pages. Today we are sharing a special pattern that until recently was only available as a kit exclusively from Mary Maxim. Don’t worry, you can still purchase the kit which includes the expertly written pattern and all the yarn needed to complete the project. As for now, you can download the pattern on this blog but hurry. It is only available until January 31st.
Wool Fingerless Gloves
The Crossed Cables Fingerless Gloves were designed with our Step Softly Yarn. Step Softly is a Superwash Wool/Nylon blend Sock Yarn that is machine wash and dryable on the delicate setting with low heat. Make sure to read all washing instructions located on the label. Each ball of Step Softly yarn contains 3.5 oz, 430 yards of yarn (100 grams, 400 meters) per ball.
This yarn is currently available in Grey Mix, Grey, and Blue on our US Website,
and is available in Garnet, Grey, and Blue on our Canadian Website.
We carry a variety of gorgeous sock yarn, so if these just aren’t your colors, there are plenty more sock yarns to choose from.
The Crossed Cables Fingerless Gloves require a set of four Double Pointed Needles and a cable needle. New this holiday season, we now carry Prym needles. Prym needles are specially designed ergonomic needles that are shaped like triangles. They are easier to grip and a joy to work with. As Sandy, a member of our Project Assistance Team, says, “These needles are addictive, I just want to knit socks.”
These needles are available as DPN’s in a size range from 1 (2 mm) – 10 (6 mm) and are great for more than just socks, however for this pattern they are an obvious choice. Their triangle shape not only makes it easier to grip and work with, but the yarn doesn’t slip around on the needles so easily that your work falls off an end. Each pack contains a set of 5 needles.
Last but not least, the end of the needles are shaped so that you are less likely to lose stitches. Picking up dropped stitches is never fun, but can be especially challenging when working with sock yarn.
Check out the entire line of Prym needles and hooks. If you are tired of your circular needles twisting up, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Prym circular needles. They are so easy to work with, don’t twist up and are made of high-quality plastic and a sturdy steel chord. Prym circular needles come in lengths of 24 and 36 inches, and a size range from size 2 (3 mm) – 10.75 (7 mm).
Do you ever worry about losing stitches or losing your place in between knitting sessions? The Prym single pointed needles lock together, so you never drop a stitch. Perfect for knitting sweaters, these needles fit perfectly into stockings at 14 inches long and come in a size range from size 2 (3 mm) – 11 (8 mm).
Cabled Fingerless Gloves
The Cabled Fingerless Gloves designed by Ginni Davis begin with an easy knit 2 purl 2 rib and work into a fun cabled pattern. At only 70 rounds per glove to complete, these gloves are easy to stitch up for a last-minute handmade gift to fit under the tree. Download the Cross Cables Fingerless Gloves here, or purchase the kit from Mary Maxim US, and Mary Maxim Canada
Stay tuned for more free patterns from Mary Maxim and many other Independent designers as we count down to Christmas.