While I was in the midst of the final designs for The Wild West: Lace 2, I received this lovely little ball of Zealana Air for review. Â Though I had other yarn earmarked for the Pygmy Owl stole, I swatched the initial stitch pattern (much modified for the final pattern, most notably the center yo, s2kp, yo being removed) with the Zealana. Scroll down to see unblocked and blocked pics (not at the same scale) of the swatch.
What’s in it? a blend of cashmere, Â brushtail possum down, and mulberry silk. Â It’s heavenly soft, as you can imagine, with a softÂ halo and a subtleÂ sheen. Â Worked into lace, it has a lovely drape. Â Do note it’s not very elastic; just take that into account for project and stitch pattern choices.
I really enjoyed working with it, and would love to do a design in it — a small laceÂ shawl, probably, to take advantage of the lightweight warmth.
Zealana AirÂ retails at $28 per 25g / 191 yd ball. Â Pattern support on the website includes several mitts, shawlettes, and a hat kit.
I received my sample from StitchCraft Marketing. All opinions are my own.