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Mary Maxim Prism Yarn

SKU# 161

Item No. 161
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1612005

Still Waters

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Rainbow

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Autumn Mist

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Rain Shower

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Sandy Shores

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Seascape

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Toucan

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Blue Lagoon

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Wild Orchids

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Denim Blues

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Fall Harvest

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Rain Forest

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Love this Yarn Review by Carol Lee
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I have gotten many crochet skinny scarves out this yarn I love the colors how vivid they are and wonderful patterns it makes as you crochet. The color I got was Rainbow and was amazed how much prettier it is in person than photograph in catalog I had many good compliments about the yarn. It does get thin in places But found in only one skein it doesn't interfere with your project. I love this yarn so much I just order three different colors and I always buy 6 skeins so I have enough for my projects. I love buying what I need at Mary Maxim's I always get good service love what I purchase from here.

(Posted on 2/17/17)

Gorgeous Fun Colors Review by Kit
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I have gotten a few different colors of this yarn and have enjoyed them all. I do agree with the reviewers who said that it would be great to see some samples of how the yarn works up, especially if you are planning to make a project for someone who has more conventional tastes in colors than I do, but that does not bother me too much, because I do an incredible amount of knitting and if I cannot use the yarn for one project I can always use it for another project. However, if my yarn consumption were more limited, color surprises might turn me off of this yarn. I do not mind the thick and thin variations most of the time, but I have found a few very thin spots that I needed to "work around" one way or another because they were so thread thin, but that was easy enough to do by folding the yarn so that the very thin sections were worked with some of the thicker yarn in parallel to avoid having the thin spots in the yarn make thin spots in the project. The other technique that I use to deal with the thickness variations (especially when knitting for someone else who is not familiar with roving type yarns) is to pair Prism with a coordinating solid color stranded (not roving type) yarn that is of a consistent thickness, so that the "thin spots" of the Prism yarn are not nearly as obvious. I do not think that such exaggerated variations in thickness in a machine made roving type yarn make a lot of sense, since none of the hand spinners I know would produce a yarn with so much sloppy variation in thickness, but even the thin spots so far have been adequately strong that I have never had the yarn break on me, and I do not have any trouble knitting past them if I want to, but I usually do the doubling over trick just because it is a very quick and simple way of taking care of the especially thin spots. Somebody I showed it to called it Navaho knitting, but I have not seen it in a book or online to know if that is the correct name for it, only that it is a handy way to knit yarn thicker when you are only accessing one end of the yarn. The other possibility would be to use yarn from a second ball of the same color or from the other end of the ball that you are knitting from, but that is not as quick and easy as just folding the yarn over and knitting as if the three strands were a single strand. Note - I only do this when the yarn is extremely, almost thread, thin. Otherwise, I just enjoy the affect of the variations in texture on the finished product. I find that some balls do not have any bits that thin, and so far have not found more than two or three extremely thin spots in any of the balls I have worked with, and none of the thin spots have been long enough to affect the total yardage of the balls, nor to be difficult to deal with.

I am however very glad that the description of the yarn now says that the yarn deliberately has some variation in thickness, and I am even more glad that the reviews point out that this is more extreme than in some other roving type yarns. I have worked with other brands of roving yarn with less extreme thickness variation, and I have never felt a need to compensate for the thickness variation by folding over the thin spots, even though I learned about the technique a long time ago for use in a different context and could have used that technique if I had thought the thinness of the yarn called for it.

I love using yarn with long irregular color variations like Prism has, and I will continue to buy Prism yarn for the beautiful colors. I find it a very easy yarn to knit with, for a wide variety of projects, and I love the feel of the finished items. But I would like it even better if it did not have those occasional really thin spots, which tend to feel rough if I do not fold them over and knit them with a thicker section of yarn, which is the main reason I bother to fold them over. Maybe I am just too sensitive to yarn texture, but the really thin spots bother me.

(Posted on 1/31/17)

Good end product, wish samples showed colors better Review by Annetta
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I've made three scarves (Wild Orchids, Still Waters, and Blue Lagoon) all of which I like. I wish, however, that there were actual knitted samples so I could see the variations. Blue Lagoon is pretty, but brighter than I'd have liked, but I'll be gifting it to someone who will appreciate it more than I do..

I also bought Embers (I think that was the name, it's no longer available) which I really disliked because of the bright orange that I didn't see in the photo of the skein. I started a scarf, but disliked the colors so much that I unraveled it and donated the skein to a local arts recycling group.

(Posted on 12/23/16)

Love It! Review by Carrol J
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Prisim yarn is both beautiful and fun to use. It has become my favorite yarn. Although I have used a Japanese yarn before that was a wool blend, I discovered it made me itch! Thank goodness you have this terrific yarn without wool. I Love It!!

(Posted on 11/23/16)

Did not like this yarn at all Review by Sherry
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While the colors are pretty and the price is reasonable, I did not like the way this yarn felt to touch or the way my project came out. When I work, I like a consistent texture to the yarn I work with. I did not like that this yarn when from very thin to very thick in a couple of stitches.

(Posted on 1/10/16)

loved this yarn Review by ruth
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I bought 2 skeins of the Seascape while it was on sale. I am using it to make a shawl and the colors are so lovely. There is a consistency issue where it gets really thin and then large but that is not a show stopper. I only wish I had bought more when it was on sale so now waiting so I can try the other colors. I want to make prayer shawls and thing for nursing homes

(Posted on 9/6/15)

Love! Review by Caroline
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I love this yarn! It's wonderful to work with, and creates a beautiful end product!

(Posted on 5/14/15)

Very soft and colorful varieties Review by Susan
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I used this to make a Log Cabin block pattern blanket from Mary Maxim that is no longer available. That is unfortunate, because it used several shades of Prism, so you got to see a variety of the colors all in one blanket and decide which ones you like best. There was also enough yarn left to make several scarves, as each of the colors had about 3/4 ball left after making the blocks. The finished product gives a stained glass effect and is just beautiful.

(Posted on 2/5/15)

Very soft and colorful Review by Susan
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I used this yarn to make the Mary Maxim Log Cabin blocks blanket that is unfortunately no longer available. Each

(Posted on 2/5/15)

Krazy Kolors Review by Jean
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This is just perfect yarn for girls and boys kindergarten and up they seem to love the different colors the yarn does get thin and go thick sorta scared to use it on the bavarian baby blanket but it is fun and keeps you interested in what project you are doing at the time

(Posted on 7/21/14)

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