Merino Wool: No Finer Feeling

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When I heard about Woolmark’s Merino Wool Campaign, I was really excited because merino wool is my favorite fiber to work with! It is wonderfully soft and smooth, and even better, it’s all-natural. There’s a stereotype that wool/knitted garments are stiff and itchy, but trust me, merino wool is nothing like that! :)

Whenever I start a new project, picking out the perfect yarn is an important step. Especially when I’m working on a larger project that will require weeks or months of commitment, I want to be knitting with a yarn that I love! Of course, the tactile experience is very important when picking out a yarn, so at my local yarn store, I’m often caressing different yarns or rubbing them on my wrist to see how they feel. The softest yarns that I’ve felt are usually composed of some merino wool and my favorite yarn (Malabrigo Worsted) is 100% pure merino wool- absolutely delish!

For my etsy shop, I think it’s important to offer not only quality workmanship, but also quality fibers, which is why the majority of my projects are made from natural fibers like merino wool and alpaca. Not only do I enjoy working with these yarns, I also get a good feeling knowing that my customer is getting the best possible product I can make :)

my gray soft knit bow headband in 100% merino wool

I’m not the only one who’s a fan of merino wool! Many designers (for example, Giorgio Armani) use merino wool in their fashion collections and they are inspired by its delicate, soft texture and versatility.

Woolmark has put together a great campaign to demonstrate that merino wool is a very fashionable material: check out the video below and you can learn even more on their website!

Merino. No Finer Feeling

I love when fashion and knitting combine like this! Check your tags and tell me if you’re wearing some merino wool right now! :)

For the other knitters out there, tell me: What are some of your favorite fibers to use?

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post; however, I only recommend products and services that I like and believe that my readers will like as well. All thoughts and opinions in this post are entirely my own.

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  1. Great blog! I really want to learn to knit, thanks for the inspiration ;) Looking forward to more of your posts.


    Posted 1.30.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you Heidi- glad to pass along the inspiration! =)

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  2. Josie wrote:

    Your knitting is absolutely INSPIRING, my dear!
    xo Josie

    Posted 1.30.12 Reply
    • Nnenna wrote:

      Aww, that’s is so sweet of you to say Josie, thank you! :D

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  3. Agreed! Merino wool is sooo soft and comfy!! Not itchy at all :)

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  4. Absolutely love that grey headband! It looks perfect for winter.


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  5. christian wrote:

    it feels so soft and natural love it too!

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  6. there’s NOTHING like merino wool, you are right! love the headband!


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  7. Bonnie wrote:

    I lovelovelove this feeling. I want a blanket made of this so I can curl up in it and fall asleep while watching TV.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  8. lovely pics !

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  9. Cute headband! =)

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  10. Lyddiegal wrote:

    I agree, it’s always so much better to work with quality materials, and have something you can truly love and enjoy.

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  11. Fydez wrote:

    I love your headband! xx

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    • Nnenna wrote:

      Thank you so much! =)

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  12. Do you know, I have no idea what kind of yarn I knit with? Not that I’ve knit anything anything in the past year… or maybe more, haha. I used silk once, which was nice. But otherwise… um, it’s wooly and I like the color? I’m a terrible knitter…

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    • Nnenna wrote:

      Haha, I don’t think that’s so weird if you’re not an avid knitter! Ooo, silk is very nice- what did you make with it?

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  13. Eli wrote:

    Live for merino wool and cashmere <3

    Posted 1.30.12 Reply