Zealana - Air Special Edition

Zealana - Air Special Edition

41.30 59.00

Price in Canadian Dollars; FREE shipment if you spend $150 or more (US/Canada); convert Can$ to US$ HERE

discontinued - available as long as supplies last

Content: 40% Cashmere, 40% Brushtail Possum Down, 20% Mulberry Silk
Amount: 50 g
Weight: Worsted
Recommended needle size: 1(US) / 2.25 mm
Gauge: 32–40sts over 10cm
382 yds / 350 m

Care instructions: Hand wash Cold. Lay Flat to Dry. 

Zealane Air Special Edition is an ultimate luxury lace yarn, a blend of cashmere, possum and mulberry silk; colourways dyed by Koigu.

This beautiful yarn is a contender for the best luxury fibre yarn of the year. Super soft, extremely light, this yarn is quite a treat. With such a high content of luxury fibres, it offers incredible qualities with good value.

Please be aware that the colours shown may vary from screen to screen

Some facts that you may not know about the possum from New Zealand:

  • Possums are not native animals to New Zealand

  • They were first introduced from Australia in 1837, and have no natural enemies

  • There are approx. 60 million possums in New Zealand, reproducing at 30% per year

  • It is considered a pest, destroying native plants, animals and birds in New Zealand's environment

  • Possums eat and destroy nearly 20,000 tonnes of vegetation - every night!

The Possum fibre is:

  • 55% warmer than merino

  • 35% warmer than cashmere

  • shown to have a high resistence to pilling compared to other natural fibres

  • exceptionally soft to the touch

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