Zealana Yarn

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Zealana Air Yarn

Air is an extra-special yarn comprised of 40% cashmere, 40% possum down and 20% silk. Part of the Zealana Luxuria Series, Air is exquisitely soft and even lighter and warmer than pure cashmere! Ideal for luxury items such as feather-weight scarves and shawls, in addition to ethereal fabrics for any type of apparel, Air is the must-have for truly unique projects. 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.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
8 - 12
Physical Weight:
25g
Primary Fiber:
Possum
Secondary Fiber:
Cashmere
Specific Fiber:
40% Cashmere, 40% Possum, 20% Silk
US Needle:
1
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Lace (33 sts or more/4 in)
Yardage:
191    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Buttery
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Ball
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Super Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  High Energy
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Zealana Cozi Yarn

COZI is Zealana's first sock yarn. It joins Tui and Heron in the Artisan range, promising high performance luxury without the high price. Thoughtfully engineered to withstand wear, the 58% merino, 15% possum down and 5% baby alpaca keep softness and warmth at the forefront. 20% Nylon and 2% elastic nylon makes all the difference in the fit department, rendering ribbing crisp and resilient. A high twist increases durability and stitch definition, making all your knits heirloom worthy.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
7
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Secondary Fiber:
Nylon
Specific Fiber:
58% merino, 22% Nylon, 15% possum down and 5% baby alpaca
US Needle:
1
Washing Instructions:
Hand Wash
Weight:
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
186    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Crisp
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Skein
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Rustic
Texture:
  Soft Halo
Twist Energy:
  High Energy
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Zealana Kauri Worsted Yarn

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.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
4 - 5
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Possum
Secondary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
Merino/Possum/Silk (60/30/10)
US Needle:
7 - 9
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Worsted (19-20 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
94    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Crisp
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Ball
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Pleasant
Texture:
  Smooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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Zealana Rimu DK Yarn

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. 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.

Gauge (sts. / inch):
5 - 6
Physical Weight:
50g
Primary Fiber:
Possum
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
Weight:
DK (21-24 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
134    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Squishy
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Skein
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Soft
Texture:
  Smooth / UniformSoft Halo
Twist Energy:
  Medium
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Zealana Rimu Fingering Yarn

Rimu Fingering is everything we love about its big brother, Rimu DK (a ridiculously soft New Zealand/possum blend AND machine-washable), just in a finer gauge yarn! Available in a rich palette of classic colors, Rimu Fingering blocks beautifully and produces exquisite stitch definition, making it perfect for shawls, socks, lightweight garments and more!

Gauge (sts. / inch):
6 - 7
Physical Weight:
40g
Primary Fiber:
Possum
Secondary Fiber:
Merino Wool
Specific Fiber:
60% fine New Zealand Merino and 40% New Zealand possum fibre
US Needle:
3 - 5
Washing Instructions:
Machine Wash
Weight:
Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)
Yardage:
167    Knitting Calculator  View Knitting Calculator
Behavior:
  Sheds
Construction:
  Plied
Dye Method:
  Machine Dyed
Feel:
  Crisp
Fiber Type:
  Mostly Animal
Origin:
  New Zealand
Put Up:
  Ball
Sheen:
  Matte
Softness:
  Pleasant
Texture:
  HairySmooth / Uniform
Twist Energy:
  Low (Drapey)
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