New to Merino Wool?

We know it’s hard to purchase wool without touching it first. Read on to discover the many other reasons you are making a great choice. Our Saxon Merino sheep produce wool that is super-soft and fine, making it very comfortable to wear.

 Pleasures of Wearing and Caring for Merino Wool

Wool straight from the sheep. Merino wool has a natural crimp to it making it strong, stretchy and lofty.

Wool straight from the sheep. Merino wool has a natural crimp to it making it strong, stretchy and lofty.

  • Merino is lightweight and super soft.

    The fibers of merino wool are finer than all other wools and are flexible, making your garment soft and crazy comfortable.

  • Merino manages moisture.

    It wicks away sweat when worn against your skin.

  • Merino wool can be worn all year round.

    Merino wool has a natural crimp to it that allows air to be trapped. Trapped air is the perfect insulator to keep you warm in cold weather. And yet…it’s breathable. Air is able to flow through the fibers to release your body heat, so a lightweight summer garment is not out of the question. Whichever season you wear it, merino wool has moisture-storing abilities. As your body heats up, the moisture within the fiber begins to evaporate, leaving your skin dry.

  • Merino is odor-resistant.

    Because of wool’s ability to effectively manage moisture, odor-causing bacteria don’t have the moist environment they need to thrive. This means less washing!

  • Merino wool is static-resistant, flame-resistant, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.

    Whoo! So let’s review: Merino wool will keep you warm in the cold, cool in the heat and dry. It won’t stink or itch. It is safe around the campfire, it feel awesome, it will make your friends jealous and it might pick you winning lotto numbers!

A Sport weight “Playful” yarn knitted back and forth in stockinette.

A Sport weight “Playful” yarn knitted back and forth in stockinette.


And if you need another reason to love our wool, our pasture grazing sheep are helping the environment!

Fellow friends of sheep,   Long Way Homestead     in Manitoba created this beautiful poster. It is available online  here.

Fellow friends of sheep, Long Way Homestead in Manitoba created this beautiful poster. It is available online here.


Care of Merino Wool

Merino wool is easy to care for.

Follow label directions for your favorite wool wash. Add it to cool water. Submerge your garment until the wool is completely saturated. This may take 20 minutes or so. Gently lift the garment from the water. Rinse if your product calls for it. DO NOT WRING.

Lay the garment on a dry towel. Gently roll it up. Without twisting the towel, gently squeeze it to remove excess water. Unroll the garment.

Support the wet garment as you move it to a blocking surface or another dry towel. If needed, block it to size with wires and/or pins. Or, pat it out to shape and size. Allow to dry, away from sunlight or another heat source.