Alpine - Kowhai

  • $19.00 NZD
Composition: 80% Polwarth Wool 20% Possum fur
Weight: 50gm Ball, 8ply
Needle Size: 4mm
Tension: 22sts x 30rows per 10cm
Length: 105m approximately 
Wash ability: Gentle Hand Wash

The fur used is hand plucked from possums which are trapped in the South Island of New Zealand.  Wild Earth only use the back fur as this is the more superior fibre.

Possum is truly one of nature’s super hero fibres, possessing exceptional insulating properties and providing superior warmth.
This insulation is attributed to the hollow structure of possum fibres, which effectively traps heat close to the body.
Despite it’s excellent warmth, possum fibre is incredibly soft
and gentle against the skin. It offers a luxurious feel akin to cashmere.
The possum fibre is sourced from the brushtail possum, an invasive species in New Zealand that poses a significant threat to native flora and fauna.
By utilising possum fibre, not only are natural resources conserved, but efforts are also made to control the possum population.
The yarns are perfect for garments and accessories such as shawls, hats and mitts.
Due to the yarn being woollen spun it makes colourwork a dream!