Knitting for Olive's Merino consists of 100% Merino wool. The wool comes from sheep bred in Patagonia, where mulesing is not practiced. The wool can be traced directly back to the farm it comes from. In this way, we know exactly which farm, farmers, and sheep made our wool.
Merino wool has many excellent properties. It is temperature-regulating. That is, the wool keeps our bodies warm in cold weather, and releases heat in warm weather, keeping our skin cool. At the same time, wool, like silk, can carry moisture away from the skin, and can absorb 30% of its weight without feeling wet.
Wool is also dirt-repellent and requires minimal care.
The yarn is STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified
Weight: Fingering / 4ply
Composition: 100 % non-mulesed merino wool, Oeko-Tex Standard 100
Gauge: 28 stitches over 10cm in stockinette
Care: Hand wash, dry flat