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Juey's Journey with Merino Wool: A Tale of Tradition, Comfort, and Style

Updated: Jan 5

Hello, fellow knitters! It's Juey here, and today I'm thrilled to chat with you about a yarn that's very close to my heart: merino wool. You've probably heard about its luxurious feel and premium quality. But let me tell you, it's not just about luxury; it's about the love of knitting. Merino wool is silky, soft, and a joy to work with. A little really does go a long way in both comfort and style. So, let's dive into the wonderful world of merino wool and discover why it's our yarn of choice!

An illustrated image depicting a merino sheep surrounded by numerous wool balls in a variety of vibrant colors.
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The History of Merino Wool: Did you know that the merino wool story began several centuries ago? It's a rich history that spans continents. Originating from the Merino sheep in Spain, this wool was once so prized that the sheep were a national treasure! Fast forward to the UK, merino wool found its way into the hands of skilled artisans and knitters, becoming a staple in the British knitting community for its unmatched quality. The use of merino wool in the UK has been documented since the 18th century, showcasing a long-standing tradition of crafting with this exquisite material.

Why Merino Wool is Special:

What sets merino apart is its fine fibres. These are much smaller than those in standard wool, making merino extraordinarily soft and gentle. It's hypoallergenic, which means it's kind to sensitive skin, and it has incredible temperature-regulating properties, keeping you cosy in winter and cool in summer.

Big rainbow coloured ball of merino wool with lots of happy emojii characters around
Love big balls! Pardon the pun

Merino in Fashion:

From high street to high fashion, merino wool has been a favourite. Renowned designers like Stella McCartney and Paul Smith have often incorporated merino into their collections, praising its versatility and elegance. Merino wool blends beautifully with other fabrics, adding a touch of luxury to any garment.

Our Love for Merino Wool:

We believe in the magic of merino. Yes, it might be a bit pricier, but the quality and comfort it brings are unparalleled. It's wonderfully silky and a dream to knit with. We wanted to share this love and passion with you, which is why we're introducing our 'Jumbolicious' range.

Introducing The 'Jumbolicious' Range:

In our new 'Jumbolicious' range, you'll find merino wool in its most splendid form. Perfect for knitting those snug throws, plush pouffes, and cosy cushions, this super chunky wool top yarn is not just about creating items; it's about crafting experiences. Its durability makes it perfect for everyday luxury.

Sustainability Matters:

We're committed to sustainability, and so is our merino wool. Sourced from farms practicing ethical and sustainable methods, our wool supports both the environment and the well-being of the sheep.

A Knitter's Dream:

Whether you're a fan of jumbo knitting needles or arm knitting, our 'Jumbolicious' merino wool is your perfect companion. We've curated a range of popular and seasonal colours to inspire your next project.

Ai generated illustration of merino wool balls in bright colours

So, there you have it – a little insight into why we are head over heels for merino wool. We hope you'll join us in this love affair with one of the finest yarns out there. Happy knitting!

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