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Yarn Review of Cotton Socks by Mary Maxim

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Yarn Details:

  • Mary Maxim Cotton Socks

  • 56% Cotton, 35% Acrylic, 9% Polyamide

  • 3.5 oz / 100 g; 470 yds / 430 m

  • #1 Superfine weight

  • Gauge: 30 sts x 42 rows on US 2 / 2.75 mm = 4" x 4" or 10 cm x 10 cm

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Like a lot of crafters out there, I enjoy a monthly subscription of the crafty-kind. So, I recently began a monthly Sock subscription with Mary Maxim.

Last month I received two balls of this yarn and it really called to me to make a Tunisian Crochet shawl instead. My first impression is that it's so soft and squishy and I was very happy when I saw that the ball contained a whopping 470 yards! And, it's machine washable!! That's a big win - win!

There is a center pull that the company starts off for you, making it very east to start your project from the center and there wasn't a lot of tangling either. I did come across one factory knot in only one of the two balls that I received, which (to me) is totally acceptable and falls within the industry standards.

The cotton blend is a good alternative to wool (especially if you'd like to make a gift for someone that might be allergic to wool). The drape of the fabric created with this yarn is absolutely scrumptious. For the shawl that I've designed (pattern to be released later in 2022), I used a J hook / 6 mm and it played so nicely together.

The color I used is called "Naturally" it has hints of cream, light brown, whites and light teal blues. It's soft to the touch and doesn't split hardly at all. Mary Maxim offers this yarn in four different colors:

  1. Earthy: Blues, browns, whites and pinks

  2. Naturally: Cream, tan, blues and whites

  3. Rosy: Light and dark pink, grey and white

  4. Winey: Light and dark bergundy, purple and white

This yarn retails on the Mary Maxim website for $6.99 US dollars (as of this writing on July 12, 2022) and with 30 online reviews, it has a 4.6 star rating. If you'd like to get your hands on some of this lovely yarn, please click HERE for my affiliate link.

Although this yarn is marketed as sock yarn, this is absolutely lovely to work with for shawls and I may even try knitting or crocheting a top. Would I recommend it? Absolutely, YES!

How to crochet the Basketweave stitch chart from Handmade by Stacy J

I hope you enjoyed learning about this yarn as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ - I'd love to see what you create!

💕 Stacy J

Disclosure: I was not provided the yarn reviewed as a gift, but decided to review it on my own, therefore writing a totally honest review. Also, above are affiliate links; I am an affiliate with those companies and highly recommend them. As an affiliate, when you purchase from those links, you allow the companies to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more, which allows me to continue making free content. Thank you for your support!

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