Robust and durable, Zealana HERON is a blend of 80% fine New Zealand merino and 20% brushtail possum, its’s a great workhorse yarn perfect for that sweater or felting project. The combination of the fibre scale structure and the unique finishing process required for all fabrics made from Zealana yarn gives it a soft, light touch.
Heron offers exceptional thermal properties (warmer) due to the hollow nature of the brushtail possum fibre. Weight for weight fabrics made from “Zealana” yarn is:
- 55% warmer than 100% merino wool - 35% warmer than 100% cashmere
Based on independent testing on matched fabrics - Clothing and Textile Sciences, University of Otago.
Fibre: 80% fine New Zealand merino/ 20% brushtail possum, Ball weight:50g Meterage: 100m / 109y Gauge/Tension: 18–20sts over 10cm Needles: 4–5mm / US 6–8