Possum/Wool Blend

RCC's picture

Have finally taken the time to learn to photo and post!

Here is a sweater just finished for partner made with possum/wool blend from New Zealand. The pattern is from Knits for Men by Margaret Hubert. Yarn is very soft and was easy to work with. We've dubbed this his "roadkill" sweater!

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RickeScott's picture

Very handsome sweater!

kiwiknitter's picture

Great jumper and I also like the multi-coloured vest.

Knitting wool from Middle Earth, aye? What's the brand name? So many of our wonderful wools go overseas and we are left with very little selection.

As for possums, they are a terrible environmental problem here. They destroy our native habitat and kill kiwis (the birds, not we New Zealanders!). Some fool introduced them to our islands and now we can't seem to get rid of them. But, once dead, they do make some wonderful knitted garments!

Knit like the wind!

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

RCC's picture

I can't find the wrapper for the yarn.............I picked up the yarn in NZ when visiting a couple of years ago. This possum is quite different than the possum we have wandering around the Pacific Northwest!

crmartin's picture

Gorgeous Sweater, beautifully constructed, I just love it!



captin_jack's picture

Wow!!! I'm definately adding this to my list of things to make. I particularly like the stand up collar and the black trim. Thanks for sharing.


Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog You did a great job, Your partner looks very cute modeling the jumper. I liked that design ,it is simple , masculine yet is color coordinated lol!

terrye's picture

Possum eh?
I've been seeing possum yarn for a few years now at our local fiber festival. Might have to try some!
I love the name! (Roadkill)

Knitting Editor

Knitting Editor

Thanks so much for mentioning my book and sharing the great photo of the sweater. I love it.



mountainrunner's picture

Great looking sweater... I picked up some of this yarn when a local yarn shop went out of business. I haven't knit anything yet with it though. The yarn doesn't seem to make an appearance on shop shelves very often up this way...