THE Mary Maxim Thread

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Guest

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  2. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  4. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Wow - crazy colors Linda.

    Well, I finally won a Mary Maxim sweater on eBay - not a high price because it has some soiling and at least one hole, but I think that's all fixable. Very Vermont. Regular holstein colors on the back - but red cows on the front. Red toned holsteins are quite popular now! I may end up fixing it up and giving it to a farmer friend.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/332467977777?ul_noapp=true
     
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  5. The Vintage Vendeuse

    The Vintage Vendeuse Trade Member

    I love this thread, Linda! :wub:

    A Mary Maxim store was located just 45 minutes north of me in Port Huron, MI and I wish I'd visited it more often. It closed only few months ago.
     
  6. amandainvermont

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  7. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    Terrific! Glad I wasn't bidding against you :)
     
  8. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  9. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Still loving this thread. The train one is awesome.
     
  10. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Ok, so from this thread I was able to recognize how fab sweaters can be.
    Out in the wild I found these. Matching his/her I assume.
    Need help though. Did this company make Mary Maxim sweaters? I thought they were just patterns to knit for some reason.
    Thanks for any help. Both have this label.
    His zips up.
     

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  11. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Mary Maxim has always been about the patterns, sometimes in a full kit. I believe their popularity led to other companies producing RTW sweaters of the same vein. Not everyone had the skills to make their own.
    Interestingly, Mary Maxim is still in business
     
  12. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Good lord, I wish I knew how to knit. They're still selling some of their patterns from the 1950s. Love this one!
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  13. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Thank you Maggie. Appreciated.

    I guess my ? on the ones I put on previous page is does anyone recognize these specific patterns?
    Is it correct then to say they are Mary Maxim pattern sweaters?
    I see some on pinterest with this label noted as Mary Maxim?
    I wonder if this company were partners with MM or would add their own flair to the patterns?
    I find similar as this as hoedown pattern?

    Linda?
     
  14. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Interesting. These are as found but cannot imagine they have not been washed? They have no odors or anything?
    Clean. Thank you.
    Those are amazing to find deadstock.

    Thank you. So great you have preserved the past like this.

    I did not realize this was such a large company till I went researching mine.
     
  15. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    So Linda. Have you found all the ones with the Knit Rite label have the striped top of the sweater like mine and yours above?
     
  16. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  17. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    I want a best friend like Linda's.
     
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  18. Attirelyvintage

    Attirelyvintage Registered Guest

    Hello,
    I thought I would share these two photo's I took from my McCall's Craft magazines. These are Mary Maxim sweater patterns.
    The sweaters are from the Winter 72-73 issue.
     

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  19. amandainvermont

    amandainvermont Trade Member

    LOVE the fish in blue.
     
  20. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

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