No way! Glow-in-the-dark yarn?!

I came across Bernat's new line of glow-in-the-dark yarn on Ravelry the other day and my first thought was "shea, right -- and monkeys might fly out of my butt!" It probably glows weakly for a full three seconds and the only way you can actually see it in the dark is if you are right next to it.

But, I love Halloween and you can't honestly call yourself a crocheter who loves Halloween if you don't even bother to check out something as cool (in principle) as glow-in-the-dark yarn. So, I read some reviews and found out that the yarn had been getting a 3.5 out of 5 star rating on Ravelry. I also found this:
It really does glow in the dark! The texture is reminiscent of Bernat Satin – a silky shiny acrylic yarn. In comes in pure white and baby pastels: pink, yellow, green, blue, and lilac. In the colors, you can see the white glowing strand twisted around the colored plies. It would be a neat accent yarn for intarsia, but is soft enough make a beanie or entire sweater, too!
The consensus on Ravelry seems to be that the yarn does glow pretty well although the texture may not be appropriate for larger projects. Well, I just had to try it after that.

I ordered a few balls from Mary Maxim yesterday and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. If you're interested in trying it out, now is a great time, too. Mary Maxim is offering the yarn for $2.97 each (regularly $4.99). There are also some links to free patterns on the Mary Maxim site... I'm thinking of trying the ghost family when I get my yarn. I'll keep you posted with how it works!


  1. OMG I just bought a few of these last week! They really do work--we put them right up against the light (I made spider webs) and they glow pretty good. Great for Halloween!! Have fun :)
    It is pretty squeaky, tho...have to admit I'm a yarn snob but it's ok because it's GLOW IN THE DARK!!
    Liane from spacestit

  2. Wow! That is so cool! Who would have thought?! lol Wonder what they'll come up with next :)

  3. LOL!!! Ooohh I want it!!!! In Italy tht din't exist :( :(

  4. Turnip -- I just did a test cart with Mary Maxim and the do ship to Italy! You can order the yarn online at: www.marymaxim.com :-)

  5. I cannot wait to see what you make with this!! I even want it (can't knit) to make a giant spider web for halloween!!!

  6. Becky -- check this out: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31827730 It's from one of my friends (spacestitch). You can LEARN HOW with a spiderweb pattern!!

  7. Do you think the yarn really glows in the dark?As you said it is a great to time to pick up one to avail the deal.