Zealana RIMU is a sumptuous, hardwearing yarn. Its unique makeup of 60% fine New Zealand merino and 40% brushtail possum make it the perfect choice for garments that need to go the extra mile and back again...with lots of washings in between.
Wondering what possum fiber is like?
* It is lightweight and warm. individual possum fibers are hollow, so they don't weigh much at all, but are able to retain an exceptional amount of heat.
* The unbelievable softness of possum is a combination of the microscopic scales of the fibers themselves and the finishing process used when creating possum yarns.
But wait, there’s more: Possum is pilling-resistant. That's right! It’s a wonderful choice for special, heirloom projects that you want to stay beautiful for years to come!
60% fine New Zealand Merino and 40% New Zealand possum fiber
50g : 128m : 140y
22sts over 4 inches
US 6 : 4mm