BRUSHTAIL is pure New Zealand; a magical combination of 75% Polwarth and 25% Possum fibre, woollen spun to create one of the softest, warmest yarns on earth. This is the perfect yarn for a very special hat, scarf, or mitten - but it truly shines as a garment because of its lightweight and high loft. Even the most textured, cablyist (lots of cables), big turtle necked, lumberjack sweaters will seem like a down jacket! Because of its loft - this yarn can also work in 10ply/worsted gauge patterns.
This yarn is untreated making it an eco friendly option. Hand wash. Dry flat. 100g/208m (227yards) 22sts/10cm
Poetic, rich colour on sumptuous non-superwash New Zealand yarns: Merino, Corriedale, Merino-Cross, Romney, from the grower to the mill to the dyer - connect your final object back to it’s origin & incorporate the story of the yarn into your own. This is our definition of luxury.
Yarn is the best. It makes the stores who sell it, and the people who buy it happy. It’s sustainable, and supports hard working people in smaller communities trying to slow things down while the world speeds up. All around it’s an amazing, natural product.
Prosper Yarn is small, local, ethical, and socially minded. We use New Zealand grown and milled yarn bases. We do not support mulesing. We use as little fresh water as possible, and fully exhaust our locally mixed professional acid dyes.
Prosper does not use Super Wash yarn bases.