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Maya is a wonderfully light cotton yarn in a beautiful, beachy color palette.  When you think of cotton you might think – limp, stiff or saggy.  But this yarn can stand in for all the best qualities of wool, without the itch – it has bounce, body and holds its shape.  I can only hope that it sticks around in Berroco’s line up for many years to come, because we’re completely smitten!  To spread the love, take 10% off your Maya purchase through 6/19, online or in-store!photo 3 (26)Pattern: Nola Cloche, by Hilary Smith Callis, available via Ravelry Download
Size: Adult Medium, 20″
Yarn: Berroco Maya, 1 skein of col. 5632, Noche
Notes: This pattern is written for either chunky or worsted weight yarn and comes in sizes babies through adult.  Now that’s a complete pattern!  You could make one for every head on your gift list!  The construction is a simple twist on a basic hat – knit the band lengthwise, around the circumference of your head, then pick up and knit the crown.

Pattern: Bajada, by the Berroco Design Team
Yarn: Berroco Maya, 3 skeins of col. 5601, Vanilla
Notes: This pattern is written but not charted.  I just followed along line by line and after a repeat or two I could see what was happening in the pattern.  It is knit from point to point, starting with just a few stitches, increasing out to the body’s depth, then decreasing at the other end.  You could easily make this shorter or longer by adding or subtracting repeats in the middle of the scarf.

We hope that these new Finished Objects will help inspire you to pick up a skein or two of Maya!  If larger projects are more your speed, Berroco has an amazing pattern library, including Book 340 and Book 331, which are both dedicated to Maya, and some gems from Norah Gaughan.