Vogue Knitting is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its resurrection this year, and as part of the happy event New Zealand yarn company Zealana produced a limited edition fine weight yarn spun with pearls (some kind of fancy spinning technology allows the pearls to be permanently infused into the cell walls of the tencel the fiber is made from). The yarn is said to be luminous, silky and nourishing because the pearls help keep your skin hydrated.
Just 500 skeins of the yarn were made — presented in cool black jeweler’s boxes — and 100 of them went to String Yarns in New York City. They went on sale Friday and literally sold out overnight. The yarn went to just a handful of retailers across the country (you can find them on this Ravelry page; free signup required) and several were reporting the yarn had already sold out.
This is one I’m sure to never get my hands on; I’m not sure I even want to know how much such a thing would cost (none of it’s turned up on eBay yet). Would you shell out the cash for a yarn made with pearls? Spill it!
[Photo by Zealana/Yarn Sisters.]
By Sarah White