Graphic Cropped Cardi

Designed by Amy Micallef.

Sizes
One size fits up to Woman’s Large.

Measurements
Back width 17½”/55.5cm; Length 15”/38cm; Upper arm 13”/33cm

Gauge
16 sts and 18 rows to 4”/10cm over St st using larger needle

Needles
• One size 10½ (6.5mm) circular needle 32”/80cm long

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 3 balls each in #L01 Natural (A) and #L03 Black (B)
• Stitch holders
• Bobbins
• Tapestry needle

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Garter Lace Shawl

Designed by Lynette Meek.

Sizes
Sized for one size fits all.

Measurements
Length approx 70”/177.5cm; Width at center approx 32”/81cm

Gauge
13 sts and 20 rows to 4”/10cm over garter st using size 10 (6mm) needles.

Needles
One pair size 10 (6mm) needles

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 4 balls in #L09 Emerald
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

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Eyelet Ponchette

Designed by Vanessa Putt.

Sizes
Sized for one size fits most.

Measurements
Width of back 28”/71cm; Length 13”/33cm

Gauges
• 16 sts and 22 rows to 4”/10cm over St st after blocking
using size 9 (5.5mm) needles;
• 14 sts and 26 rows to 4”/10cm over eyelet pat after
blocking using size 9 (5.5mm) needles.

Needles
One pair size 9 (5.5mm) needles

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 3 balls in #L06 Silver
• Size J-10 (6mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

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Waffle Stitch Slouchy

Designed by Christina Behnke.

Sizes
Sized for adult woman.

Measurements
Brim circumference (unstretched) 18”/45.5cm; Length 9”/23cm

Gauge
18 sts and 24 rnds to 4”/10cm over stranded waffle st st using size 9 (5mm) needles.

Needles
One each sizes 8 and 9 (5 and 5.5mm) circular
needles, 16”/40cm long
One set (5) size 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles (dpn)

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 1 ball in #L02 Tuscan Red
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

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Diagonal Mitts

Designed by Rachel Roden.

Sizes
Sized for one size fits all.

Measurements
Hand circumference 6½ “/16.5cm; Length 7”/18cm

Gauge
20 sts and 24 rnds to 4”/10cm over k1 tbl, p1 rib (unstretched) using size 7 (4.5mm) needles.

Needles
One set size 7 and 8 (4.5mm and 5mm) DPNs

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 1 ball in #L02 Tuscan Red
• Stitch marker
• Cable needle

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Houndstooth Cowl

Designed by Ashley Rao.

Sizes
Sized for one size fits all.

Measurements
Circumference 24”/61cm; Length 6½”/16.5cm

Gauge
21 sts and 21 rnds to 4”/10cm over chart pat using size 9 (5.5mm) needle.

Needles
• One size 9 (5.5mm) circular needle, 24”/60cm long

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 1 ball each in #L05 Deep Navy (MC) and #L07 Gold (CC).
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle

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Wrapover Top

Designed by Laura Zukaite.

Sizes
Small/Medium and Large/X-Large.

Measurements
Bust 62”/157.5cm; Length 19½ (21½)”/49.5 (54.5)cm; Upper arm 6½ (7½)”/16.5 (19)cm

Gauges
• 18 sts and 20 rows to 4”/10cm over St st using larger needle.
• 18 sts and 21 rows to 4”/10cm over moss st using larger needle.

Needles
One each sizes 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5mm) circular needles 24”/60cm long
One size 6 (4mm) circular needles 16”/40cm long

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 7 (8) balls in #L04 Royal.
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

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Hooded Pocket Scarf

Designed by Erica Schlueter.

Sizes
One size – to fit an adult woman.

Measurements
Length (from base of hood) 26”/66cm; Width 10”/25.5cm

Gauge
15 sts and 24 rows to 4”/10cm over modified moss stitch
using size 8 (5mm) needles.

Needles
One pair size 8 (5mm) needles

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx
159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) – 4 balls in #L07 Gold
• Size J-10 (6mm) crochet hook
• Stitch markers
• Two 2”/5cm leather toggle pairs

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Cabled Keyhole Wrap

Designed by Fran Gross.

Sizes
One size – to fit an adult woman.

Measurements
Approx 16½ x 68”/42 x 172.5cm

Gauge
18 sts and 23 rows to 4”/10cm over St st using size 9 (5.5mm) needles

Needles
One pair size 9 (5.5mm) needles

Supplies
AIR Chunky by Zealana, 1¾oz/50g skeins, each approx 159yd/146m (possum/cashmere/silk) -6 balls in #L01 Natural
One size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook
Cable needle (cn)

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Zealana AIR CHUNKY WEIGHT Pattern Book

A luxury collection of hand–knits made in Zealana AIR CHUNKY, a blended cashmere, silk and brushtail possum down yarn spun using innovative new technology. The yarn is ultra lightweight and lofty.

Patterns Included:
Cabled Keyhole Wrap
Diagonal Mitts
Eyelet Ponchette
Garter Lace Shawl
Graphic Cropped Cardi
Hooded Pocket Scarf
Houndstooth Cowl
Waffle Stitch Slouchy
Wrapover Top

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The Re-introduction of Zealana Yarns December 10, 2008

The YarnSisters are all fizzing with excitement since we got word that we’ve been chosen as the official distributors for Zealana Yarns in the US!! Some of you will remember us from a year or two ago, running into your shop to drop off samples of Zealana. Some of you placed orders, but unfortunately, some of you never received them… and then we were canned by the importer. It’s a soap opera too long for this blog, but a very bad experience has now become a fantastic opportunity! Our first shipments of yarn have just arrived at our warehouse in Colorado, and we’ll be at TNNA in booths 1352 and 1354. Please come to see us…

…and if you’ll be at TNNA, we’re having a wine & cheese reception to celebrate: June 7th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Hyatt Convention Center. I’m not sure which room, but look for signs near the bar or ask at the desk. We’ll have factory representatives and wine from New Zealand.

For any of you who were disappointed when you placed orders before, we’ll knock ourselves out to make it up to you.

Zealana ECO Yarns are ready to ship! December 20, 2008

Now that we’ve all recovered from TNNA and the viruses we caught on the plane, we’re out on the streets again, doing our favorite thing, which is hanging out in yarn shops. If we haven’t called you for an appointment yet, and you’d like to see all of our awesome lines, please call us. We have new Fall yarns from Alchemy, Kollage and Farmhouse, as well as the new Kia Ora line from Zealana. Namaste has a new bag, the Newport, and specials on several. Jill is now representing Bergere de France in part of our territory, as well.

Our warehouse in Monument, Colorado is bulging at the seams with Zealana yarns, and more of the new Kia Ora blends are expected this week. 

The Zealana ECO yarns are sporting new labels, and we’ll have several new colors for fall shipments. We’re extending our TNNA special of 10% off and $200.00 minimums until July 15th. 

Since we didn’t have time to get all of the Kia Ora dyed in time for TNNA, we had some of the Rimu (Merino and Possum) and Kauri (Merino, Possum & Silk) hand-dyed by Valerie Young at Table Rock Llamas, just to show-off the possibilities. Valerie’s colors were so popular that we sold out, and she is doing more. Marilyn Dakan at Royal Fiber Spinnery dyed some of the Willow (Merino Cashmere) for us, which sold-out as well. In fact, we intend to keep the hand-dyeing line going, for a small premium. Those who purchased at the show will get it at the regular price -lucky you!

TNNA San Diego, 2009 February 23, 2009

The Needleworks Industry seems to be functioning normally in this uncertain economy, if attendance at TNNA is any indication. We were very pleased with the amount of customer traffic at our booth and have plans to increase our space for Columbus in June. No record-breaking sales, but we left with several new customers, four new reps and the feeling that possum is getting popular!

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 Zealana Yarns include many merino blends, besides very high-quality 100% New Zealand Merino, but the merino possum blends are finally being recognized as the luxury yarns they are, rather than just a novelty. Knitter’s Review picked “Kiwi” as one of the top 5 yarns at the show. They also ran a review of Zealana’s ECO merino Possum (80% Merino 20% Possum), that generated many positive responses from knitters that have tried it.

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