• Not one, but two Merino Possum bases

January 28, 2023

We've been keeping busy in January dyeing up all our Lexington Woolies Cormo pre-orders, re-run of our Advent boxes and having lots of fun with our own knitting, spinning & even a little weaving project.

So we thought it was time for our first shop update for 2023 - with the return of our limited edition Merino Possum Fingering yarn + the launch of it's big sister, Merino Possum DK.

Those of you who have already tried our Merino Possum Fingering base already know what a delight the yarn's airiness, gorgeous halo & heathered grey undertone are. It's truly a special, luxury yarn that must be tried.

Both yarns are New Zealand born & bred, non-superwash, woollen spun yarns that makes it an excellent choice for garments and next-to-skin accessories.  The yarns are a blend of 80% Merino/20% Possum fur and punch above their weight, being suitable to be knit at heavier yarn gauges due to the halo from the possum fur.

Merino Possum Fingering is technically a 4ply/Fingering weight yarn (at 425m/100gm), but acts much more like a sport weight-light DK yarn (at a gauge of 22-27sts/10cm).  

Merino Possum DK is considered an 8ply/DK weight yarn (at 248m/100gm), but also works well for Worsted & Aran/10-12ply patterns.

You can find more detailed information on the yarns here.

We've dyed up 12 new Merino Possum colourways which will be available to pre-order on both yarn bases.  All yarns will be dyed and shipped by the end of February. 

To learn more about the provenance of this yarn & for some Merino Possum Fingering pattern suggestions, check out our previous blog post here.

The Shop Update will go live at 12noon AEDT, Saturday 28 January.

Colour Combination Ideas

Our all new Merino Possum colourways include three sub-sets - neutrals, pinks and summer brights.

We've designed them so you can add a pop of either bright, fun summer colour or a touch of pink, red wine or hunter green to the neutral line-up.  Here's a few of our favourite colour combinations:

From Left to Right: Slate, Natural, Sugar, Stone & Pollen
From Left to Right: Fawn, Pollen, Natural, Slate & Fawn
From Left to Right: Wish, Slate, Neptune, Stone & Sugar
From Left to Right: Slate, Natural, Alexis, Sugar & Port Wine
From Left to Right: Slate, Natural, Banksia, Fawn & Pollen
From Left to Right: Hunter, Natural, Port Wine, Stone & Wish
From Left to Right: Wish, Natural, Neptune, Stone & Sugar
From Left to Right: Fawn, Hunter, Natural, Slate & Stone
From Left to Right: Fawn, Banksia, Natural, Slate & Stone
From Left to Right: Neptune, Fawn, Natural, Wish & Stone

 Merino Possum DK Pattern Suggestions

Sophie Shawl by PetiteKnit (we have cast this on in Merino Possum DK in the Natural colourway)

The Beeswax Set by Amy van de Laar

The Weekender by Andrea Mowry

Gro Hat by Fiber Tales

Brunswick Beanie by Sue Grandfield

Crusier Cardigan by Kristen Linlay