Glow in the dark yarns offers a fun and creative way to create glow designs on knitting and crochet projects. These yarns are treated with a fluorescent dye or have woven reflective fibers. Yarns with reflective threads are available in any color, while fluorescent dyes are limited to light-colored yarns.
Fibers of glow-in-the-dark yarns
Glow-in-the-dark knitting yarns are made from both natural and synthetic fibers. They have polyester, wool, cotton, viscose, or acrylic fibers. Polyester yarns are versatile, stain-resistant and have anti-wrinkle properties. They are an excellent choice for crafts projects that need structural yarn. Glow-in-the-dark wool yarns have warm, breathable and stretchy threads. They are perfect for garment knitting and sewing. Yarns with viscose threads are soft, lightweight, and hold dye well after multiple washes. Acrylic yarns make great winter knits that are warm because they retain heat well. Nightlight glow-in-the-dark yarns with cotton threads are natural, breathable and soft to the touch. They are ideal for making summer knits.
How long does glow-in-the-dark yarn shine?
Neon glow-in-the-dark yarns automatically radiate by absorbing luminous light for 20 minutes or sunlight for about 10 minutes. When exposed to sunlight, these glow-in-the-dark yarns can continuously glow for up to 3 hours. Some light green glow-in-the-dark yarns gleam with a different yellow-green color in darkness for 6 to 10 hours. Others have luminous threads with dark colors that also glow in the dark.
What are the different types of yarns?
The type of yarn used to make DIY glow-in-the-dark yarns affects its appearance, performance and structure. Spun yarns have twisted fibers that contain a single type or a blend of different fibers. They produce pink or blue glow-in-the-dark yarns with soft and hairy textures. Filament yarns are even, strong and won’t lint or pill easily. Buy glow-in-the-dark yarns in bulk for your business on Alibaba.com.