Miss Maude Paihamu 4ply - Merino Possum Yarn, Oddly Natural



New Zealand Merino Wool + Possum Fur
400m | Fingering/4ply

Oddly Natural - just as nature intended.   

Introducing our first Miss Maude hand dyed yarn - delightfully squishy, New Zealand possum fur and merino wool. Satisfyingly sustainable, curiously warm (possum fur never freezes...just like a polar bear!), silky soft and lusciously light. Choose from six classic colours - Rose, Cucumber, Oddly Natural, Soft Cocoa, Eclipse and Indigo Eyes.

With every purchase you will receive a free Hootenanny Cowl knitting pattern. Perfect for keeping the chill at bay while imbibing at sunset, burning a calorie or three cycling the country lanes, partaking of cucumber sandwiches in the park, or simply strolling the Village. All the while looking fabulous!

One skein will knit two short, or one long cowl. 

This yarn is ever so soft, plump and squishy with a light haze - resulting in light but incredibly warm knits.  It's a little like wearing a cloud....we imagine!  The yarn is woollen spun, giving it plenty of bulk which means that you can use this yarn to knit your favourite 4ply, 5ply or light 8ply knitting pattern.  

Possum Fur : Possums are an introduced species to New Zealand and as such are now a declared pest due to them causing so much devastation and destruction to our native forests, animal and bird populations.  The creation of this yarn contributes to the ongoing efforts to battle this national pest.

Knitting with hand dyed yarns: as each skein will vary slightly in colour, we recommend that if working with multiple skeins in the same colour way that you work two skeins at the same time.  ie working one or two rows/rounds with one skein, then swapping to the other.  This will reduce the chance of obvious pooling of colour. 

See all the Miss Maude Paihamu 4ply yarn colours here. 

Fingering / 4ply - although can be used for Sport and light DK weight projects. 
Fibre: 80% Merino Wool / 20% Possum Fur
Ball Size: 400m/100g skein 
Needle size: 2.75 - 3.25mm / US 2-3
Gauge: 28 sts x 36 rows 4"/10cm.  This is a plump yarn, and can be used across multiple gauges.  It is a great substitute for Sport weight/5ply and light DK/8ply yarn.
Care: Non-superwash yarn, cool hand wash, dry flat 

Samples: Each batch of hand dyed yarns will differ and unfortunately we are no longer able to provide samples of these yarns.  
While we have tried to represent the colours of our yarns as accurately as possible - each computer monitor may show the colours differently, therefore we cannot guarantee colour representation. 

Only 14 pieces in stock!



Orders over $180 will ship free to New Zealand and Australia

We aim to ship your order within one working day of payment being received.  NZ deliveries are normally delivered within a day or two of leaving the store; Australian deliveries are sent via NZ Post + Australia Post tracked service for a 6-12 day delivery delivery service; other international deliveries are sent via tracked courier services for timely delivery.

At times there may be circumstances beyond our control which will delay shipping.  

For full details, please refer to our shipping page. 



Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

Yarn + Other Goods > If you are not delighted with your purchase, we will happily refund, exchange or offer a store credit on full priced yarn and other goods within 30 days of purchase and in their original As New condition. 

ÔĽŅSale Items¬†ÔĽŅ> No returns or exchanges on any sale items.¬† Note, some items may be on sale because of a known fault - this will be noted on the product listing.¬†¬†

ÔĽŅDamaged Items + Faults¬†ÔĽŅ>¬†We will gladly take returns on any item that is faulty or damaged, please refer to our returns page for full information.¬†

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