Composed of 80% fine New Zealand merino and 20% brushtail possum, Zealana Heron 10ply / worsted weight yarn is soft, cozy, lofty and durable, and comes in a stunning range of heathery colours. It's perfect for hats, sweaters, shawls and other garments and accessories, plus it felts beautifully.

Since its introduction to New Zealand by fur traders in the late 19th century, the non-native brushtail possum population has reached staggering proportions largely due to the lack of natural predators that would otherwise maintain an ecological balance. The consequences of rapidly increasing possum numbers are many, including damaging impacts on New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Zealana is committed to the responsible management of the brushtail possum in New Zealand and the production of their yarn using possum fibre helps make New Zealand's ecosystem a lot healthier.

Due to its hollow nature, possum fibre offers superb lightness and warmth. Its exceptional thermal properties make it up to 55% warmer than 100% merino wool, plus the combination of the fibre scale structure and the Zealana finishing process make this yarn ultra soft yet durable.

Shop our pre-selected colour stories for Truly Myrtle's Thinking Cap, or choose your own dreamy combination - one ball of each colour is all you need.

  • 10ply / worsted weight
  • 80% New Zealand merino wool, 20% brushtail possum fibre
  • 100m / 109yds per 50g ball
  • Needle size: 4-5 mm / 6-8 US
  • Gauge: 18-20 sts per 10 cm 
  • Care: Gently hand wash colours separately in cool water; do not iron; dry flat

Take a look at Ravelry for patterns designed for Zealana Heron.

Made in New Zealand




Length 100m
Weight 50g
Brand Zealana
Shipping Weight 0.0500kg

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