Merino Wool is a very long staple, very fine wool from the Merino sheep. Merino sheep have been bred in Australia to produce extremely fine wool. Merino wool, particularly when twisted into a worsted yarn, is smooth to the skin. The fine fibres are soft, and the long staple gives fewer ends, further reducing any irritation from loose ends.
Merino wool, particularly when twisted into a worsted yarn, is smooth to the skin. The fine fibres are soft, and the long staple gives fewer ends, reducing any irritation from loose ends, making it an excellent choice for sweaters and socks.
Of particular note are our Possum/Merino Wool garments and accessories, knitted in New Zealand from a blended yarn of 40% New Zealand possum fur, 50% Merino wool and 10% nylon. The unique soft pointed ends and hollow core of possum fur, combined with the smooth and strong Merino wool, create an extremely light, soft and luxurious fiber.
Wool’s unique properties, including providing great insulation even when wet, have long made it a material of choice for outdoor clothing. Wool has been used by man from early times. Explorers such as Ernest Shakleton, Edmund Hillary and Roald Amundsen used layers of wool clothing to protect them under arduous conditions during their journeys. We are pleased to offer a range of quality woolens, from Qiviut Caps and Scarves to J.B. Field’s Socks and Devold’s Islender Sweater. We invite you to browse through our woolens, or read on for more
information about wool.