The fibers in merino wool can be bent 20,000 times before breaking, making the fiber very soft and durable.
In the grand salon, blue merino covered the chairs and sofas and served for curtains.
I ran over 1,200 cows and over 2,000 fine wool merino ewes and 300 crossbred ewes.
Before World War Two, we used to eat what was left after the merino had given up its wool.
Make your coffee run in cushy style with this cashmere pullover and merino shearling vest.
I was so pleased with the bright one that I did, that I decided to do a conservative one, using the brushed alpaca / merino that Lesley sent me from Australia, mixed with some Mercury in sunrise.
I was deeply upset to learn fro my friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals about the extreme suffering of merino lambs and sheep in the Australian wool industry.
‘This spinning wheel is a little darling,’ she added, deftly teasing out a skein of deep bluey green yarn - a luxury mixture of mohair, merino and silk.
If you find wool uncomfortable or itchy, you can find sweaters in merino wool, cashmere or mohair, for a softer, almost silky touch - but these can be more pricey, especially cashmere.
Stock up on key fabrics like cotton, linen, silk and lightweight knits in the summer months, and wool, cashmere and merino knits in the winter.