Zealana Kauri Worsted Yarn - 15 Blue Awa Project Ideas

Zealana Kauri Worsted Yarn - 15 Blue Awa
15 Blue Awa shown $15.00
Kauri Worsted, part of the Zealana Performance Series, is a truly unique blend of New Zealand merino, possum and silk which gives the yarn extra stability as well as an extra soft texture. Hard-wearing and machine-washable, Kauri is a great yarn for projects you hope to use every day. We like it for sweaters, blankets, cowls, hats and mittens, just to name a few! Fun facts about possum:
1) It is lightweight and warm. Because individual possum fibers are hollow, they don't weigh much at all, but are able to retain an exceptional amount of heat.
2) Yarn with possum is soft, not prickly. The unbelievable softness of possum is a combination of the microscopic scales of the fibers themselves and the finishing processed used when creating possum yarns.
3) Possum is pilling-resistant. That's right! Unlike many other natural fibers, possum does not have a tendency to pill, which makes it great for those heirloom projects you love to make and enjoy for years on end.
4) It absorbs moisture. Possum absorbs a reasonable amount of moisture without feeling damp, which allows the fibers to buffer the body's microclimate when outside or room temperatures change.

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Product Information (for 15 Blue Awa)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4 - 5
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Secondary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
Merino/Possum/Silk (60/30/10)
US Needle:
7 - 9
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in)
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Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Suggested Patterns

The weight of Kauri Worsted yarn is worsted (19-20 sts/4 in). Here are some patterns written for worsted (19-20 sts/4 in) weight yarn. Check out our advanced pattern search page to see all patterns. Remember you should always measure your gauge prior to beginning any project!

You can also use our knitting calculator to estimate your project's yarn requirements.

If you do not see a pattern you like, choose from one of the options below to find other ideas.

1. Search other weights:

2. Go to the advanced pattern search to find compatible patterns.

3. For additional ideas, you could look at some projects we created with Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in) yarn.

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