Merino is a fabulous fiber for spinning yarn, wet felting and needle felting!
The merino is one of the world’s most ancient breeds of sheep. Merino fibers are extremely fine, enabling them to bend far more than traditional, coarser wool fibers. This makes Merino wool feel soft and luxuriously gentle next to your skin. But the merino’s fleece is built for extremes – breathable in summer, insulating in winter, yet exceptionally soft and lightweight.
Because Merino can absorb moisture vapor, it tends not to create static electricity, helping it to drape beautifully and be less likely to cling uncomfortably to your body than other fabrics.
• Softest and fineness of all the wool types
• Fine crimp
• Good elasticity
• Excellent loft
Staple length for merino is 70mm or 2.75”
23 to 25 micron wool
$2.00 per ounce at 7 Yaks Design
Elasticity can also be added to merino with nylon fibers such as Snow Mountain or Starbright. Firestar will creates a shimmer in your yarn, similar to the addition of silk. You will find that adding nylon will create a yarn with more memory which is especially important when knitting socks!
All 7 Yaks Design fibers are hand dyed with professional dyes that are both lightfast and washfast for long lasting, fade resistant color.