Today for I Love Yarn Week we celebrate Light Weight Yarns. There is so much variety in our lightweight yarn selection. We have recently added Amigurumi and Dishcloth to the Mary Maxim line of yarns. Lightweight yarns are our favorites to design sweaters with. Knitting with size 3 lightweight yarn typically gives the garment a better stitch definition and doesn’t add any bulk to the silhouette.
I Love Amigurumi Yarn.
Amigurumi artists worldwide have been praising our Amigurumi yarn. This Yarn comes in 14 colors and is a 51% acrylic, 49% cotton blend. This yarn is a favorite among amigurumi artist because the cotton blend adds to the softness of their creations without compromising the structure of their pattern.
Here are some of our favorite Amigurumi Kits
I Love Dishcloth Yarn
New to Mary Maxim’s house yarns is Dishcloth Cotton Yarn. This yarn is a wonderful cotton blend, 85% cotton and 15% polyamide. There are approximately 164 yards in each 3.5 oz ball of Dishcloth Cotton Yarn. With 16 colors to choose from, there are so many possibilities.
To get you started here are 6 free dishcloth patterns (3 knit, 3 crochet)
I Love Mellowspun DK
Ultra Mellowspun DK yarn is the most popular of all of our lightweight yarns. Mellowspun has been a staple of our house yarns for many years and is our “go-to” when we design garments. Mellowspun comes in 32 stunning colors. You will find a variety of brights, pastels, natural and jewel tones among other color staples.
Here are some of our favorite Mellowspun Kits
I Love Prism
Prism is a special yarn line. When you see it you just have to try it. Prism is a 100% acrylic roving yarn that lends itself to some amazing natural textures. Expect varied thickness when working with this yarn, it was designed to mimic some types of naturally spun yarns. Prism comes in 13 colors and has approximately 290 yards in each ball or doughnut of yarn.
Here are some of our favorite Prism kits
In celebration of I Love Yarn Week, we are releasing 2 free lightweight yarn patterns but only for a limited time. I Love Yarn Week patterns expire on Monday, October 22nd. After Monday you will only be able to purchase them in Mary Maxim’s pattern library. There are over 4,000 patterns in the Mary Maxim pattern library to choose from, enjoy so many wonderful designs in our extensive pattern archive.
Cables & Twists Cowl & Fingerless Gloves
Knit this set with prism yarn and a set of 4 double pointed size US 6 (4.00 mm) needles.
Aqua Shells Blanket Pattern
Designed by Fern Spackman, this warm and cozy blanket is sure to be a favorite for baby. Shown in Prism Seascape and Ultra Mellowspun Robin’s Egg yarn.
We’ve teamed up with New York Times Best Selling Author Penny Reid for an amazing giveaway. Penny Reid writes smart romances with dynamic characters featuring incredible women. Make sure to check out her series Knitting In the City. The giveaway includes a signed copy of the first book in the series, Neanderthal Seeks Human, and a signed copy of Neanderthal Seeks Extra Yarns which is a compilation of extra scenes and bonus content from all the Knitting in the City Series. We are also giving away a $25 credit to either www.marymaxim.com or www.marymaxim.ca. This incredible giveaway is valued at over $50
Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media for Give-A-Ways, Make-Alongs, and Exclusive content. Coming Soon to the blog is our October Blog Exclusive Pattern. We are also featuring some amazing collaborations with talented makers such as Part 2 of our Rustic Pumpkin Kit Review by Life and Yarn, and The Alice Earwarmer Set by Teagan and Lu featuring our Woodlands Yarn.