We are excited to add Knitting for Olive to the shops curated collection of ethical yarns. Knitting for Olive is a family run business based in Copenhagen that is committed to offering natural high-quality yarns made of pure natural fibres created with respect for both the animals and our environment.
Double Soft Merino yarn consists of a core of thin merino threads that surround the loose merino wool. This provides both softness and lightness as well as a very special structure. Please note that our Double Soft Merino is not a spun yarn. This means that the loose wool peels more than a regular spun yarn. We recommend, when knitting with the Double Soft Merino, to include a companion thread, such as our Soft Silk Mohair, which will hold loose wool and reduces peeling.
Hand-wash in cool water, dry flat.
Our favorite method for washing all hand knits! Fill a sink or basin with cool water and submerge the fabric in water, gently squeezing out any air bubbles so that the piece can remain under water without being held there. Soak work for 20-30 minutes, allowing fabric to become completely saturated. Remove excess moisture by rolling your fabric between clean, dry towels with light pressure. Lay fabric flat and shape to air dry.
More from Knitting for Olive on Merino:
Our merino wool comes from sheep bred in Patagonia, where mulesing is not practiced. The wool can be traced directly back to the farm it comes from. In this way, we know exactly which farm, farmers, and sheep made our wool.
Merino wool has many excellent properties. It is temperature-regulating. That is, the wool keeps our bodies warm in cold weather, and releases heat in warm weather, keeping our skin cool. At the same time, wool, like silk, can carry moisture away from the skin, and can absorb 30% of its weight without feeling wet.
Wool is also dirt-repellent and requires minimal care.
The yarn is produced in Italy. Our spinning mill follows ethical, technical and environmental standards, creating yarns free from harmful chemicals.