Zealana - Air Lace

Zealana - Air Lace


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Content: 40% Alpaca, 20% mulberry silk, 40% brushtail possum down
Amount: 25g
Weight: Lace
Recommended needle size: 2.25 mm (US 1)
Gauge: 32–40sts over 10cm
Yardage: 175 m / 191 y

Care instructions: hand wash 30 degrees C, lay flat to dry.

Zealana AIR is something extraordinary—an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. AIR features 40% of down from the brushtail possum fiber, combined with 40%cashmere and 20% mulberry silk. AIR is one of our most luxurious yarns.

Advice: find Zealana Air Special Edition on Sale (30% off) in the Clearance page!

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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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Here is a free pattern with Zealana Air Lace. Click on picture to download!