Merino Wools

All of the really soft merino wools are in this category!

 

First up, Shepherd's Wool.

From Stonehedge Fiber Mill in Michigan, this is one of our favorites for softness.  a 3-ply light worsted, this yarn is spun in the worsted method, which makes for a smooth yarn and that gives great stitch definition when worked up.  Many of the colors are pretty heathers, and there are some great bold solids as well.

Contents:  100% domestic merino wool, and it's very soft!

Put up: twisted hank, wind before using. 250 yards/ 4 oz.

Gauge:  label says 17 sts/ 4" on size 8 (5.0mm) needles, we also love it knit at a denser gauge of 20-21 sts/ 4" on 6's.

Hand wash, dry flat.  Also felts great with soap, temperature change and agitation!