New Zealand has a few breeds of feral sheep, mostly believed to be descendents of Merinos left on islands here and there. This cardigan is one I made from some Arapawa wool that one of my neighbours gave me. It's a very fine, soft wool and a lovely rich, dark brown. The cardigan is a 1950s Vogue pattern though it's much more streamlined looking in the original. The same neighbour has given me a Pitt Island sheep so I'll find out at shearing time how the wool compares.