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Maxima by Manos

This 100% merino yarn is very soft. Available in some lovely "tonal" (lights and darks of one color) as well as "variegated" (multiple colors) colorways.

The merino is "extrafine" merino, so it is especiallly soft, even for merino. Yet it has a good twist on it so it holds up to some pretty aggressive and extensive frogging!

Each sk features 218 yds and is recommended at 4.5 - 5 sts/inch.

I knit a pair of wristwarmers along with the headbands shown below - all from 1 skein!

The garter stitch toque shown below took just 1 skein - with yarn to spare so it could be even larger (this is 22" and stretches to accommodate an even larger head).

It took 2 sks to knit the cowl shown below.

The hat, the cowl and the headband and the wristwarmer patterns are all free with the yarn purchase.

This yarn is similar in gauge and colors/tonal dye as Malabrigo worsted, but it doesn't pill nearly so much! So yes, it is a bit more expensive but this is a true case where you get what you pay for. I had too many customers knit the Malabrigo worsted and be disappointed in how quickly it pilled on them so now I stock this yarn.

Price: $19.99


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NA = not available

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