Australian Merino wool is, fine and durable. As a hand knitting wool it creates things which have movement and warmth without the bulk. For that reason it is used a lot in fashion in the same way Shetland and Alpaca wools are. The is one farmer's story. The wool journey from sheep to knitting needles is a long one. After the shearing there is a lot of grading, cleaning, sorting , carding, dyeing, spinning and mass production of balls of wool. Spinners use it too to make very good quality artisan wools. It's popular now to use the bulky Merino to make soft, cuddly wool blankets and that's a new , exciting development for Merino. If you want to know more about the qualities and characteristics of Merino wool you can look on the Merino wool website.