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Mary Maxim Value Yarn

I have been trying to find a yarn to replace Bernat Premium. The Bernat is my favorite yarn for blankets, but if I want to do a striped blanket..... it's not the best. Seems that every color is a different thickness.

It has been years since I ordered any yarn from Mary Maxim. Someone posted that they had free shipping a while back so I ordered a few different types of yarn to try.


I'm not a fan of this yarn. It's quite a bit thinner than the Bernat Premium, but still labelled as a #4 worsted weight. It's like Lion Brand Pound of Love, a bit on the thin side. Not as soft as the Bernat either, though it may soften after it's been washed.

Out of the 5 skeins, I managed to pull from the center on two of them. The others I ended up rewinding from the outside. Made a mess of the skeins trying to find the center :(

The 5 skeins is enough to make a decent size throw, even using a 7 / 4.5 mm hook.

Will I buy the yarn again. No. Beginning to think that from now on all my blankets will be a solid color so I can use the Bernat Premium.


Here are the two projects I created with the yarn. A blanket I will donate to Project Linus, and a cowl that will get donated to Chase the Chill Edmonton.


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Carol Leeney
Carol Leeney
Sep 26, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

The projects are beautiful!

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Melanie Titus
Melanie Titus
Aug 31, 2023
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The blanket is just beautiful Audrey and the cowl is very pretty! I am sorry you had such problems getting the yarn to work with you. I hope you might just stumble upon the perfect blanket yarn sometime, lol. But the color is very nice and so is the definition. It's so funny how wide the range can be for the measurement of a 4 weight or say a 3, lol. I'm glad you were able to determine if it was for you or against you though hon! Have a lovely rest of the week!

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

I like to read your thoughts about the different yarns out there.y have not tried this yarn, and was wondering how it would feel or work. I’m sorry you did not find the replacement for the Bernarda premium yarn, but however recibes these, will be grateful. They are beautifu.

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canoemtndesigns
canoemtndesigns
Aug 21, 2023
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Thank you! I do like to try new yarns, unfortunately I don't like them all lol

Thank you so much for the coffee money as well! :)

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Rita Miller
Rita Miller
Aug 18, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Love both projects! They're beautiful!

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canoemtndesigns
canoemtndesigns
Aug 18, 2023
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thank you! Both will be free patterns in 2024 :)

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