Zealana - Heron

Zealana - Heron

9.95

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Content: 80% NZ Merino, 20% Possum
Amount: 50g
Weight: Worsted
Recommended needle size: 4–5 mm (US 6–8)
Gauge: 18–20sts over 10cm
Yardage: 100 m / 109 yds

hand wash 30 C, lay flat to dry.

Robust and durable, Zealana HERON is one of the ARTISAN SERIES blends. Its’s a great workhorse yarn, perfect for that sweater or felting project. Heron is a lovely, soft blend with a single ply. The colours are all marled, so each shade has great depth.

Learn more about possum below.

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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 Heron. Click on the picture to download!