These possum merino wraps are soft, lightweight and would make a wonderful gift. They are generously proportioned for greater warmth and snuggle factor.
I wove these wraps in the ‘Wall of Troy’ pattern. The warp colour is black and the weft colour for each wrap is olive green, blue, purple and red.
- Yarn type : Possum merino silk
- Colours : Black/red, black/purple, black/olive, black/blue
- Size: 86″ x 22” (218 x 56 cm), excluding the twisted fringe
- Fringe : Yes, 4″ (10 cm)
- Care : Gently handwash in warm water. Dry flat in shade
The yarn used is New Zealand possum merino with a small portion of silk, a lovely light soft yarn. The bushtail possum was introduced to New Zealand by European settlers and is considered a pest due to the destruction of native flora and fauna. Due to the hollow fibres of possum it is lightweight and can trap air which means more warmth. Merino sheep are regarded as having some of the finest and softest wool of any sheep. These two fibres combined with silk make for a luxurious light warm classically New Zealand yarn.
The wrap is approximately 86 by 22 inches (218 by 56cm) excluding the fringe. The fringe is approximately 4 inches (10cm) long and has been twisted which as well as giving a nice touch to the scarf it also helps protect those warp ends from wear. The wrap has been hand stitched at either end which helps with preserving the scarf and also another feature to help complete the handmade look.
To take care of your possum merino wrap you will need to gently hand wash in warm water, separately from other items. Rinse. Lie flat in the shade to dry. The wrap can also be dry cleaned.
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