That was all the label said on the skeins I found at Michaels: Patons Metallic (as far as name, it had all the usual yarn type markings with it). I can't find any info on the Patons website, either current or discontinued. I've found exactly one site on the internet claiming to sell it, but the pictures they have don't look like the ones they have at Michael's.
This is exactly the sort of thing I've been looking for for a certain project, except I need gold and they didn't have gold!! Does ANYBODY know anything about this yarn? Anyone heard of it? It can't possibly be that my local Michael's just spontaneously generated this yarn on their shelves, but from the look of the Google so far that's what happened!