AMANO Mayu is dip-dyed in Peru imitating a dyeing technique used by the Incas.  An ethereal yarn is born!  So soft and luxurious with rich colorways, Mayu is a treat to knit with and a delight to wear.

Two skeins of Mayu and size #3 needles create the beautiful Nalu Mitts by Leila Raabe that are soft as a cloud with stunning stitch definition. The pattern is free on

We also love our mauve Paulina Cowl which takes two skeins of Mayu and the creamy ivory Jimena cowl that can be worn as a loop or doubled into a cowl with 4 skeins. Both patterns are by Martha Wissing and are available for purchase on

Fiber: 60% Royal Alpaca, 20% Cashmere, 20% Silk
Weight/Length: 50 grams, 109 yards
Gauge/Needle Size: 22 sts = 4 inches on US 5 needles
Care: Hand wash gently, lay flat to dry.




Mayu 2000 Frost White
Mayu 2002 Rockwood
Mayu 2005 Exotic Bloom
Mayu 2006 Wild Cherry
Mayu 2009 Mystery Lake
Mayu 2010 Stone Grey
Mayu 2011 Celestial
Mayu 2012 Sunny Morning
Mayu 2013 Cool Breeze
Mayu 2014 Sanstone
Mayu 2015 Peach Blush
Mayu 2016 New Red Rock

Collections: dk, featured yarns

Type: Yarn - DK