Merino Wool

If you think you can’t wear wool directly next to the skin perhaps you need to try merino wool yarn. Fibers from merino sheep are incredibly soft; they can also absorb up to 30% of their own weight in moisture making the yarn breathable … which for you means keeping warmth in the cold and coolness in the heat.

It’s no wonder, therefore, that merino yarn is a popular choice among knitters and crocheters – its softness is perfect for knitting patterns for babies and children. Furthermore, merino yarn is stretchy, even when wet making it ideal for making socks.

Whatever your preferred weight or color, we have what you need to inspire your next merino project!

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Did you know …

  • Merino sheep are not one breed – they’re a group of breeds of domestic sheep.
  • The breed was established in Spain near the end of the Middle Ages and were not exported until the eighteenth century to some European countries. Only in 1812 did the Merino sheep make it to America – specifically, Vermont.
  • They need regular shearing – at least once a year – otherwise an overabundance of wool can cause the heat stress, mobility issues and in some cases blindness.
  • Mulesing of Merino sheep is common practice in Australia.
  • Merino wool is lightweight, soft, fine, warm and durable.

 

Looking for an alternative to Merino wool? Check out our selection of alpaca wool.