Women's Possum Cardigan

New Zealand
$200.00
Item No. L9937
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This elegant 8 button cardigan is knitted in a plain knit with doubled neckband, hem and cuffs. The cardigan is knitted in a blended yarn of 40% New Zealand possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon, weighing only about 10 ounces. Color is natural. Machine wash cold (gentle cycle), dry flat. Made in New Zealand.

This elegant 8 button cardigan is knitted in a plain knit with doubled neckband, hem and cuffs. The cardigan is knitted in a blended yarn of 40% New Zealand possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon, weighing only about 10 ounces. Color is natural. Machine wash cold (gentle cycle), dry flat. Made in New Zealand.

  • More Info
    Lothlorian is a New Zealand company offering a range of possum/Merino woolens, designed and crafted in their specialised knitting plant located on the outskirts of Aukland. The blended yarn is 40% New Zealand possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon to stablize and strengthen the yarn. The unique soft pointed ends and hollow core of possum fur provide an extremely light, soft and luxurious fiber.

    State of the art knitting technology is used to create garments with few seams and a natural, comfortable fit with excellent draping characteristics. The resulting knitwear is extremely lightweight, warm and elegant.

    The Women's Possum Cardigan has no seams to chafe or wear on the sides of the sweater or the raglan sleeves. The 1½ inch doubled hem, cuffs and placket front are a plain knit. The 1 inch neckband is a 1x1 rib, doubled.

  • Sizing
    Sweater Size S M L XL
    Chest Size (inches) 32/34 36 38 40/42
    Back Length ** 23 24 24 25
    Sleeve Length ** 27 28 29 30
    Sweater Size S M L XL
    Chest Size (inches) 32/34 36 38 40/42
    Back Length ** 23 24 24 25
    Sleeve Length ** 27 28 29 30

    ** Garment measurements are averages, and subject to some variation.

  • New Zealand Possums
    New Zealand Possum

    The Australian possum, a small arboreal marsupial, was introduced to New Zealand by European settlers in the late 1800's. Possums soon escaped and, with no natural predators, quickly multiplied to their peak population of around 80 million. The possums cause enormous ecological damage to plant and bird life in the native forests, threatening survival of native species including the kiwi. Humane harvesting of possums for their fur is one part of New Zealand's efforts to eradicate the Australian possum and preserve native environments. The possum population is now around 30 million, or about 7 possums for each New Zealander.

    The smooth fibres of possum fur have hollow cores and soft pointed ends. Possum fur blended with Merino wool and nylon for strength gives a luxurious yarn that is extremely lightweight and soft. The yarn wears well, is easy to care for and resists pilling.

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