Zealana Kauri is soft and warm as a summer breeze. It knits up easily and is perfect to make something you’ll want to snuggle up in.
About Zealana Kauri Worsted
Zealana Kauri is soft and warm as a summer breeze. It knits up easily and is perfect to make something you’ll want to snuggle up in. The unique blend of of fine New Zealand merino, mulberry silk, and brushtail possum is resistant to pilling, machine washable and shows stitch definition very well.
It’s a great yarn for projects that demand cozy, comfy materials that will stand up to repeat washings. Knitters especially like using it for hats, mittens, cowls, shawls, slippers, sweaters and even the occasional hot water bottle cozy.
Zealana Kauri Worsted is part of the Performa range, blends which have been specifically developed to be machine washable. If you wish there was something just like Zealana Kauri Worsted but in a fingering weight, you’re in luck! Take a look at Zealana Kauri Fingering yarn. Or if you want something a bit sturdier, try Zealana Heron Worsted.
Woolyarns, the owner 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 Performa series of yarns features machine washable 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.