Garter stitch and a little ribbing – nothing special, right?
Oh so very wrong.
Mara is simple, but classic. Something you can throw over your shoulders on a chilly day, or wear on a night out. Or at least a night out in Idaho.
The pattern, which was written by Amy Hendrix, the genius behind MadelineTosh yarn, calls for three skeins of MadTosh worsted. I made mine out of just over two skeins of Wool Candy Fondant, which is a heavy sport/DK weight. The color is Robin’s Egg, and I could go on for days about this yarn. It’s soft, very reasonably priced, and the color is so amazing. I bought two skeins of it at Sock Summit, and when I realized I was going to run out of yarn I contacted the dyer, Adrienne, through her etsy shop about getting another skein. She custom dyed me a skein that matched my other two skeins perfectly, and saved my project.
As a testament to how much I love this pattern/yarn, I am still wearing my Mara as I’m typing this. Usually I put my finished project on, arrange it just so, drag my husband outside to take pictures, and carefully fold it up and put it away as soon as we’re finished. I want to wear Mara all afternoon. It’s warm. It’s comfy. And I think it looks terrific.