Zealana Rimu DK Yarn Project Ideas

It doesn't get much better than Rimu! This classic blend of New Zealand merino wool and possum fiber is unbelievably silky soft. Seriously, you have to feel it to believe it (we really wish the internet had a yarn-feeling-feature so you could get a touch-test of Rimu)! Strong and hard-wearing, Rimu DK is machine-washable making it perfect for projects you want to last a lifetime. The luxurious texture and slight halo of the possum fibers make Rimu DK a versatile yarn that can be used for all types of projects from apparel to accessories to home decor. Looking for something a little lighter in weight? Be sure to check out Rimu Fingering! 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.  Read the full description...

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Product Information (for 10 Fuchsia)

Gauge (sts. / inch):
5 - 6
Physical Weight:
Primary Fiber:
Secondary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
60% fine New Zealand Merino and 40% New Zealand possum fibre
US Needle:
5 - 7
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
DK (21-24 sts/4 in)
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Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Smooth / UniformSoft Halo
Twist Energy:
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Suggested Patterns

The weight of Rimu DK yarn is dk (21-24 sts/4 in). Here are some patterns written for dk (21-24 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 DK (21-24 sts/4 in) yarn.

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