Maya is one of the new spring yarns from Berroco, and one of the 16 new yarns out of the whole big yarny universe that made the cut for our spring Hot Loops Wall.
Maya combines silky Pima cotton with just a touch of soft baby alpaca in a chainette yarn that is surprisingly lightweight for a worsted yarn. That means quicker summer knitting!
We chose the Bajada shawlette for our Hot Loops shoot. First, because shawlettes continue to be the hottest projects at our Loops stores right now. And second, we love how lace works up in Maya, all lofty yet with great definition.
I just adore this image from designer Norah Gaughan’s blog for Berroco, where she shows how Bajada echoes the colors and drape of a bleeding heart.
Sometimes the yarn gods smile upon us, and we lucked into a couple of extra hand-knit Bajada models from Berroco.
Now here comes your chance to win one of these two shawlettes! Just post a comment telling us what project you’d like to make with Maya. You might choose one of the patterns from the new Maya book. Or the new Norah Gaughan Vol. 12. Or you might browse around Ravelry…I found this Sunburst Shawl, this Zoey Cardigan and this “I love you DOG” shawl (no, it’s not a shawl for a dog…or Randy Jackson…but it is really pretty). Whatever you find, remember to come back to the blog and post a comment! We’ll choose two winners this Thursday, May 23, and announce them on the blog as well as the Loops Facebook Page.