Aspen might be the perfect bulky roving yarn! The first thing you'll notice when you pick up a ball to give it your first squish is how unexpectedly soft each ball is. Take this beautiful yarn in your creative hands and you will fall in love with the loft and the way that the yarn moves smoothly through your fingers. This yarn is a joy for both knit and crochet.  

Many crafters may avoid roving yarns for thinking they have a tendency to shed or split when being worked; however this is where Aspen Yarn is exceptional! The multiple colored fibers are tightly wound creating a yarn which is incredibly sturdy. You'll find that this roving yarn proves to hold up to even the tightest knitter or crocheter and frogs easily while maintaining it's integrity.

Aspen has subtle and short color variegation and is available in the colors Skyline, Lodge, Hot Springs, Alpine, Meadow, and Fireside. Aspen yarn when used on certain projects may create a subtle self-striping color pattern with pops of color throughout your project. Make sure to check out our upcoming Basket Weave Cowl project in the colorway Meadow at the end of this post for an example of the unique colorways this yarn offers.


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Mary Maxim Aspen Shown in the colors:  Skyline, Lodge, Hot Springs, Alpine, Meadow, and Fireside

Aspen is soft(you can also further soften acrylic yarn with these techniquesand fluffy with 100% acrylic that makes it safe to machine wash and dry. It has the feel of a mixed fiber yarn but the durability of Acrylic fibers. Mary Maxim Aspen Yarn contains 130 Yards per 3.5 oz ball of yarn or 118.872 meters per 100 gram ball of yarn. Mary Maxim Aspen Yarn is firmly in the Bulky Weight Size 5 Yarn Category. You'll love knitting or crocheting with this yarn. 



Brand: Mary Maxim
Fiber Content: 100% Acrylic
Needle Size: 10.5 (6.5 mm)
Yarn Ball Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)
Yarn Gauge: 13 sts & 18 rows to 4" (10 cm)
Yarn Length: 130 yds (118.872 m)
Yarn Weight: 5 Bulky


This Super Soft Blanket is amazingly soft. The textures are absolutely beautiful, and you'll love how quickly this knits up. A super cozy blanket to chase away the chill. Kit includes Mary Maxim Super Soft yarn. You will need a 32" circular needle size 10.5. When finished, this afghan will measure approximately 43" x 52".

Simple Ripple Throw with Artist yarn light Weight acrylic yarn

Crochet KITS WITH Aspen YARN

This blanket is very easy to crochet and is a good beginner project that is done in double crochet stitches in a crosshatch design that tilts the blocks so the colors are enhanced. Once the basic pattern is established, it is repeated easily to complete the blanket. Gauge is not terribly important in this project, but staying consistent in tension will give it an accomplished look. It is worked on a large hook so it works up quickly to a generous size of 45 by 52 inches.


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Basketweave Cowl
Order the Basketweave Cowl Kit or download the Free Pattern and join us for our next tutorial.  You'll need the kit in the color of your choice or the Free Pattern and two balls of Aspen Yarn and Size 11 Knitting Needles 

I’ve been collecting bags and purses for as long as I can remember. My closet is stuffed with them. I love unique shapes, colors and textures. Mostly, I love being able to create something myself. My idea for the shape of this bag came from scrolling fashion handbags on Pinterest and being awed by all the possibilities for shape. Once I saw this Aspen yarn in the Lodge colorway, I KNEW that it was meant to be a handbag.