Maai Is Here!!

The wait is over. Maai yarn is here and available for you to enjoy. And enjoy you will. I am in love with this yarn.

As described on the Shibui Knits website:
Maai ~ [mah-ah-ee] n. Japanese for interval, break or pause.
Maai is an entirely luxurious blend of 70% superbaby alpaca and 30% merino in a springy chainette construction. The plush intervals of chain bloom to create light, cushiony knits with incredible softness – perfect for next-to-skin garments and accessories. Maai’s elegant fibers, smart construction and remarkable bloom lend this DK weight yarn to a range of needle sizes. Create defined stitches with a soft hand, lush cables, and sumptuous stockinette.

Along with the release of the yarn, we released the Solo M.1 pattern. It is offered in two sizes, using either 3 or 4 skeins of Maai and is free with purchase of yarn or can be purchased online through Ravelry


It’s a really fun knit with an interesting yet easy to follow and remember pattern, using slipped stitches, garter stitch and I-cord edgings. I’m actually making one for myself right now and it’s my throw-in-my-bag-take-with-me project for those times when I can get a little extra knitting done while I’m waiting for something.

I also just finished a new sweater design using Maai held with Pebble. OMG! Yum, yum, yum! I’m going to have to make one of these for myself also. I can’t give you any details and you’ll have to wait until the FW15 collection release, but you’re going to love this combination. Here’s an idea of what the combination looks like. Both yarns are in the color Tar.

Maai is absolutely divine by itself, held double or mixed with many of the other beautiful yarns Shibui offers. I’m really excited to be working with this new addition to the Shibui family. I know you will be as well. So head over to your favorite LYS, pick up the free pattern and start falling in love with Maai!!

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Happy Knitting!


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