Touch - Possum Silk Merino Ultrafine 8ply Yarn

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Create a truly unique hand knitted garment from this striking hand painted possum, silk and merino wool yarn. Browse through the colour options or photos to get the full range of solid colours for these lovely natural fibre combination yarns, including our new colour addition: pistachio.

The luxury blend of 60% merino wool, 30% possum fur and 10% Mulberry silk is super soft and incredibly warm making a great choice for everyday garments.

Each skein of 100 grams has around 240 metres (459 yards) of yarn which is stated to be an 'ultrafine 8ply'. The manufacturer recommends using a 3.75mm – 4mm needle, but we would suggest knitting it as a 4ply yarn on 2.75mm and 3.25mm needles as this will give you a firmer knitted garment. Ensure you knit with a firm tension as it may stretch when knitted loosely. It is recommend that 3-5 skeins are needed to complete an adult garment.

To achieve an even distribution of colour throughout your garment, use two balls at once, knitting two rows from each ball, carrying the yarn up the side of the garment.

Hand wash in warm water and dry flat. Do not iron. Dry cleanable.

Proudly New Zealand made by Touch Yarns.

3 Reviews

  • 5
    Possum yarn and helpful staff

    Published by Francesca Quinn on 9th Aug 2018

    This yarn is stunning, soft, warm, light, everything it says!
    The staff here ahsbe been wonderful with my order, I had a bit of confusion over my order and they couldn't have been more kind, helpful or patient with me! Thoroughly recommend them and will definitely shop with them again!

  • 5
    Merino and possum yarn

    Published by Emily Wied on 11th Feb 2018

    I purchased this yarn about ten years ago for myself and some for a gift while visiting the Tin Shed. My friend and I both knit caps with it and absolutely love the warmth and lightness in weight they have. I just recently sent for a couple more skeins for another nice project. I hope it continues to be available. Thank you for carrying it, Tin Shed!

  • 5
    Soft and warm and easy to knit

    Published by Cheryl on 13th Apr 2016

    A lovely wool to knit with. Managed to put into balls fairly easily by wrapping it around the top of a chair and balling it that way (my husbands suggestion). It is expensive but I think worth the money as it is much cheaper to knit a garment than purchase one in the stores,
    especially in Australia, as possum knitwear is very expensive .Would highly recommend this yarn

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