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Let’s talk about the yarn!

Like a lot of crafters out there, I enjoy a monthly subscription of the crafty-kind. So, I recently began a monthly Sock subscription with Mary Maxim.

I recently received two balls of Cotton Socks yarn and it called to me to make a Tunisian shawl instead. My first impression is that it’s so soft and squishy. Plus, I was very happy when I saw that the ball contained a whopping 470 yards! And, it’s machine washable!! That’s a big win – win!

Pin of yarn review of Cotton Socks yarn by Mary Maxim

Yarn Details:

  • Mary Maxim Cotton Socks
  • 56% Cotton, 35% Acrylic, 9% Polyamide
  • 3.5 oz / 100 g; 470 yds / 430 m
  • #1 Superfine weight
  • Gauge: 30 sts x 42 rows on US 2 / 2.75 mm = 4″ x 4″ or 10 cm x 10 cm

There’s a center pull that the company starts off for you, making the yarn easy to start from the center. And, there wasn’t a lot of tangling either. I came across a knot in one of the balls that I received, which is acceptable and falls within industry standards.

The cotton blend is a good alternative to wool if you’d like to make a gift for someone that might be allergic. The drape of the fabric created with this yarn is absolutely scrumptious. For the shawl that I’m designing, I used a J hook / 6 mm and it played so nicely together.

The colors!

The color I used is called “Naturally.” This color has hints of cream, light brown, whites and light teal blues. It’s super soft to the touch and doesn’t split hardly at all. Plus, Mary Maxim offers Cotton Socks yarn in four different colors:

  1. Earthy: Blues, browns, whites and pinks
  2. Naturally: Cream, tan, blues and whites
  3. Rosy: Light and dark pink, grey and white
  4. Winey: Light and dark bergundy, purple and white

Cotton Socks yarn retails on the Mary Maxim website for $6.99 US dollars (as of July 12, 2022). It has 30 online reviews and a 4.6 star rating. If you’d like to get your hands on some of this lovely yarn, please click HERE for my affiliate link.

Would I recommend?

Although this yarn is marketed as sock yarn, this is absolutely lovely to work with for shawls. I may even try knitting or crocheting a top. Would I recommend it? Absolutely, YES!

Picture of shawl being knit with Cotton Socks yarn by Mary Maxim from Handmade by Stacy J


I hope you enjoyed learning about this yarn as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ? I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J