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Zealana at String Yarns

Zealana is a unique brand of ultra soft, light, warm and durable luxury hand knitting yarns, elevating New Zealand’s already superior, natural fibers with the exceptional properties of New Zealand Brushtail Possum fiber, sought after by hand knitters around the world.

To promote our partnership with Zealana at the upcoming VKLive on January 15-17th, String has a full day of events scheduled to celebrate the exquisite fibers of Zealana, featuring renowned knitwear designer Cirilia Rose.

Cirilia Rose is a Brand Ambassador for New Zealand mill Woolyarns, developing and promoting singular yarns for hand knitters. Her first book is called Magpies, Homebodies and Nomads: A Modern Knitter's Guide to Discovering and Exploring Style [STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books] and she is currently working on her next book about her favorite place in the world and its incredible wool. 

Marama Bag Class

Wednesday, January 13th

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Marama Bag is one of Cirilia’s newest designs, featured in the next Zealana Passport Magazine. You will learn all the techniques for the project by making a “MINI MARAMA BAG” in class such as

  1. Working garter stitch in the round.
  2. Slipping stitches.
  3. 3-needle bind off.
  4. Attaching fringe.

She will also offer suggestions for sourcing and attaching the finishing hardware/handle to make your bag look like it’s just off the runway.

Cost: $120, includes 2 balls of Zealana Luxuria Air Marle.

Other materials needed: US 4(3.5mm) 16” circular needles (or size to obtain gauge) plus a spare needle same size or smaller. 

Register [HERE]. 

Awesome Possum

Wednesday, January 13th

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free class - RSVP required [HERE]

Get to know the unique brushtail possum blends from New Zealand! Warmer than wool or cashmere alone, and having an awesome non-pilling quality, this exotic fiber from a an indigenous pest mammal is actually a part of an important conservation effort that saves native flora and fauna. It has unique properties and a distinctive look that sets it apart from other luxury fibers. You’ll review swatches and get a chance to try them yourself.

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a Wine and Cheese Reception with Cirilia Rose and Zealana Yarns. Register [HERE].   

December 26, 2015

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