Diane's Corner: Yarn Review of Shibui Maai
We have a new yarn just in from ShiBui and it is destined to be a store favorite – Maai!
Maai (mah-ah-ee) is Japanese for interval, break or pause. Maai is a DK weight luxurious blend of 70% baby alpaca and 30% merino with a chainette construction that creates a super soft, light and springy fabric with great stitch definition. Maai is available in fourteen beautiful colors. The lightness from the chainette construction and the softness and warmth from the alpaca make this the ideal yarn to use for next to skin garments and accessories that would be perfect for our San Francisco fall and winter weather. I couldn’t help myself - I’ve already cast on for an Itaca shawl from Stephen West's 4th book, Made for Movement.
Snuggle up with Maai this holiday season and make something truly special for you or a loved one!