The fur of the possum is blended with super fine New Zealand Merino. Normal qualities start with a percentage of 20% which goes up to 40 % for special yarns.
We stock only the finest knitting yarns.
SPM (Supreme Possum Merino) is based in Dunedin on the Southern Island. The purchase of Supreme Possum Merino yarn is another step in the conservation of New Zealand, as 5% of every sale by SPM goes into the preservation of New Zealand's environment and endangered wildlife.
Touch Yarns is since more than 20 years one of the leading wool
producers in New Zealand and offers a wide range of special blends.
All SPM yarns contain precious silk giving the thread an incredible shimmer and making the garment wearable all year round as silk has a wonderful cooling effect on the skin.
Possum fur and Merino fibres both are incredibly thin and light and the yarns run a lot further in comparison to yarn of the same thread count. Knitting this wool is very comfortable, relaxing and fast as it runs very smooth between your fingers and you will not get tired that easy.
Possum fur wool is famous for its temperature regulating quality and
its extreme durability. Possum fur is blended with Merino wool as its
fibres are extremely long having a natural anti-pilling effect and will
normally not felt other than cheaper Angora blends if care instructions
are followed thoroughly. Possum fur is a lot finer than Cashmere or Angora. This makes garments made from Possum extremely
light but the warming effect is just the same as with a lot heavier and
more bulky yarns.
As Possum fibres are hollow fibres they have a wonderful cooling effect in summer but are warming in winter. They give a luxurious and comforting feeling and make Possum garments an ideal outdoor wear all year round. Additionally, Possum fur has a thin layer of Chrome keeping away bacteria and micro-organisms from the pelt. Therefore, it is stain and dirt repellent and as Merino, it will not take on an odour easily. Possum garments are very durable and the care for them is a lot easier than for Angora.
Children and Allergy sufferers:
Other than Angora or Kashmir, possum fur wool is especially
recommendable for children and allergy sufferers.
Merino wool: Merino wool is a yarn to
be worn all year round and it has an anti-electrostatic effect. Its
hygroscopic qualities makes Merino wool especially suitable for rainy
weather as it is able to absorb damp for up to 30% - 40% of its own weight before
you will get a damp or wet feeling.
The blended Merino is the finest wool available on the market until now with a precious shimmer but nonetheless famous for its hardwearing quality and its anti-shrinking capacity when being washed.
Care: Care instructions are incredibly easy to be followed. A bath by hand in lukewarm water with a detergent for delicates is sufficient.