We are thrilled to be able to announce to you that Shibui has created yet another new yarn: Maai. It is as wonderful as the others! And just the thing for warm snuggly soft winter knits.Pronounced (mah-ha-ee) this DK weight chained yarn was named for the Japanese word for break or pause. We love the idea of taking a break from daily routines to steal a few moments of indulgent stitching. This yarn will be as delicious to work with as it will be to finally wear. Maai is an entirely luxurious blend of 70% superbaby alpaca and 30% merino.The chainette construction adds volume without weight. The yarn will have more structure you might expect from a yarn with such a high alpaca content. So you'll be enveloped by light, cushiony knits with incredible softness - perfect for next-to-skin garments and accessories. The chainette structure will also contribute defined stitches with a soft hand, perfect for lush cables, and sumptuous stockinette. And with the eye-catching Shibui spectrum of colors, there is much to be excited about.These 50 gram skeins include 170 yards of yarn. We would love to help you chose a perfect pattern to play with. We hope that you can visit us and these beautiful skeins while our selection is robust. See you soon!