Sunday, June 20, 2010

Take this new yarn to the MAX (IMA!)

Maxima is a new yarn from Manos del Uruguay. It's not in stock yet, but it will be later this month. My sales rep left a skein of it for me and I just made this easy 3x1 ribbed hat with it recently (free pattern). I loved knitting with it!

It's very similar to Malabrigo Worsted wool, in that it's 100% merino and 4.5-5 stitches to the inch. Malabrigo is more loosely spun and tends to be a bit thick and thin. The Maxima is spun a bit more tightly, so it should not pill as much... and it's much more uniform in thickness, so will not give you inconsistencies in your knitting.

It will be available in a number of gorgeous space-dyed colors that Manos is so well known for. Look for it in a couple of weeks!

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