DROPS - Merino
Can you combine the practical, the soft and the simple luxury when you knit? With the right yarn of merino it is possible. Merino originally comes from the merino sheep, both bred in Australia and New Zealand, but with Spanish roots. The wool from Merino is known worldwide because of its softness and its good quality. Even though it is soft and could be a bit delicate, Merino is more robust than you would ever imagine. This robustness makes it easy to knit in merino.
It is characterized by its very thick and perhaps a bit heavy threads. But it is also this weight that makes it so much sought after and cozy. This is why you can make nice sweaters that are both dressy and in good quality, and last for a long time.
The warm blanket wool
Due to its thickness and robustness, you may have seen carpets made of Merino wool. You are able to pull and wear out a lot on merino, without it causing too much harm. Therefore, it is also obvious to use this type of yarn for delicious quilts for the couch after closing time or to knit bedspreads that can be used as an extra layer when its either getting too cold to sleep with duvet, but not cold enough to use your winter duvet.
At the same time, merino's popularity makes it easy to find it in very different sizes of yarn clews and not least in incredible colors. That's the reason, you are able to design a soft bedspread in the exact pattern and in the colors that you imagine will best suit your needs and style.
Soft and robust at the same time
When it comes to design, the thickness of Merino allows you to experiment with many different types of techniques. It is obvious to experiment with larger chequer and more layers that can almost give the carpet the impression of warming as well as a thin summer duvet could have done it. But by purchasing the right clew, it is also possible to do the opposite. For example, you can purchase clews that are thin and lightweight. By doing so, you get a nice and extremely thin layer with, for example, punched patterns that are fashionable and suits sweaters on a cool summer evening.
The blend of being soft and robust also makes it a popular choice for a material that is suitable for carpets that very small babies and toddlers can sleep with. Merino ensures that the child will never feel as if the yarn is scratching, and on the other hand, parents and grandparents won't have to concentrate on the carpet being damaged when it's washed and worn out. Merino is a tough race and the yarn is so thick it is also robust enough to withstand water and wash.