Zealana Air Superfine is a blend of brushtail possum down, cashmere and mulberry silk that is as soft as a unicorn’s tail.
About Zealana Air Superfine Yarn
You’ve found the ultimate in luxury. Zealana Air Superfine is a blend of brushtail possum down, cashmere and mulberry silk that is as soft as a unicorn’s tail. It’s springy, pill-resistant and a dream to knit with. It has fantastic drape and colour depth. And did we mention that it’s lighter and warmer than 100 % cashmere?
There’s many free patterns that have been designed specifically for Zealana Air Superfine yarn. Try Zealana Light as Air Fingerless Gloves. They’re warm, light, and leave your fingers free for that all-important selfie. Or try A Yarn Story’s Light as Air wristwarmers, which leave even more of your hands free. If you want to keep your head warm, try the free Warm Cap pattern, which we are told more than lives up to the name!
Woolyarns, the manufacturer of Zealana, was the first company to spin possum yarns. They created the Zealana brand in order to showcase their ultra soft, light, warm and durable luxury hand knitting yarns. Their Artisan series of yarns features soft, cozy, lofty and durable possum blends.
Settlers brought the non-native possum to New Zealand in the 19th century for the purpose of building a fur industry. Then the possums devastated New Zealand’s bird population. When you buy Zealana yarns, you are helping manage the possum population in New Zealand, and helping prevent possum predation on New Zealand native birds. You’re also getting yarn made with a fibre that is breathable, warmer than either merino or cashmere, and luxuriously soft.