Zealana - Rimu DK

Zealana - Rimu DK


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Content: 60% New Zealand Merino, 40% brushtail possum
Amount: 50 g
Weight: DK
Recommended needle size: 4 mm (US 6)
Yardage: 128 m / 140 yds

Gauge: 22 sts

Machine wash gentle, cool iron. Lay flat to dry.

Zealana RIMU is a sumptuous, hardwearing yarn blend. Its unique makeup of 60% fine New Zealand merino and 40% brushtail possum make it the perfect choice for garments that need to go the extra mile and back again...with lots of washings in between. It is soft, light, and very warm. Once knit up, Rimu blooms up beautifully.  

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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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