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Content: 40% cashmere, 40% possum, 20% silk
Weight: 2 ply / Lace
Knitting Gauge: 32 - 46 sts = 10 cm on 2.25 mm needles
Amount: 175 metres / 25 grams ball
Care: Hand wash
AIR is something extraordinary — an ultra soft, durable, pill-resistant yarn that is lighter and warmer than 100% cashmere. AIR features 40% of down from the brushtail possum fibre, combined with 40% cashmere and 20% mulberry silk. AIR is Zealana's most luxurious yarn.
Why use NZ brushtail possum?
Possums in New Zealand are not killed for the fur trade. The fur and fibre are by-products of culling to control their numbers. Brushtail possum was introduced to New Zealand by fur traders in 1837 and due to the lack of natural predators, the possum population has exploded out of control to about 70 million. The rapid increase in numbers have a huge damaging impact on New Zealand's native flora and fauna as possums consume 21,000 metric tons of vegetation every 24 hours. Measures are now taken by the government to responsibly manage and reduce the possum population.
Product colours photos courtesy of Zealana
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