This page is devoted to information about possum fur yarn and the New Zealand yarn brands that produce possum knitting yarn.
If you are a New Zealander, or have visited New Zealand, you will already know that possums are a major ecological disaster for native New Zealand flora and fauna. Introduced into New Zealand from Australia in the late 1800’s, the brush-tailed possum soon became a pest of major proportions due to the fact that this animal has no natural predators in New Zealand. More facts about possums are set out here and here. A few more posts about possum:
I have written, or am in the process of writing, a number of reviews covering possum fur yarns from The Wool Company, Zealana, Touch Yarns, Supreme Possum Merino, Mohair Craft and Naturally.
The reviews I have written are set out below:
My free patterns using possum fur yarn are:
I’ll be adding more information here as times goes on.