Merino Wool

BabyWool - Happy Sheep

4 ply100% Merino Wool

SAVE 10%

Baby Merino - Hobbii

4 ply100% Merino Wool

£4.95  £5.50
SAVE 28%

Easy Care - Mayflower

2 ply, 3 ply100% Merino Wool.

£4.25  £5.90
SAVE 10%

Cotton Merino Classic - Mayflower

DK50% Virgin Superwash Wool & 50% Cotton

£3.80  £4.20
SAVE 14%

Baby Merino XL - Hobbii

DK100% Merino Wool

£4.75  £5.50
SAVE 14%

Easy Care Classic - Mayflower

DK100% Merino Wool.

£5.10  £5.90
SAVE 10%

Easy Care Big - Mayflower

Aran100% Merino Wool.

£5.30  £5.90
SAVE 11%

Soft Merino - Bumbo

Aran100% Extra Delicate Superwash Merino

£4.30  £4.85
SAVE 17%

Fandango (Limited Edition) - Hobbii

Aran60% Superwash Treated Merino Wool, 40% Polyamide

£17.00  £20.50
SAVE 13%

Alpaca Bris - Viking of Norway

Chunky60% Alpaca, 11% Merino Wool, 29% Nylon

£8.30  £9.50

Merino Magic (Handdyed) - Mayflower

DK100% Merino Wool


The Finest and Softest Merino Yarn

Merino wool is high-quality wool from a particular breed of sheep called the Merino sheep. This yarn is known for its very soft and fine structure and is often used in underwear or baby clothing. There are many different types of merino yarn that all work for knitting and crochet, and some also for felting. There are also many different types of wool yarn but merino is one of the finest and softest of them all. The tiny fibres contain a lot of air, which increases the yarns insulating ability even though it weighs very little. In addition, merino wool is very breathable compared to other types of wool, antibacterial and sweat-repellent. 

Benefits of Using Merino Yarn

Compared to normal wool, merino wool is a yarn of a much higher quality. The yarn has an ultra-fine softness that gives it a very different texture than more traditional wool yarn, which is why many people love this yarn. One of the reasons why people in northern countries or Canada love this yarn is because it is especially a good yarn to use in cold climates. In cold snowy weather, this yarn will keep you warm and at the same time it is very comfortable and itch-free. Therefore, the yarn is often used in underwear. Another benefit of the merino yarn, is an odour-resistant material that prevents the user from smelling even when sweating. Because of this quality, many people use merino wool in the summer, when working out. It is often used in skiing, because of its amazing ability to absorb a lot of moisture and still keep you warm. 

How to Wash Merino Wool

When you work with merino wool it is very important to follow the correct washing instructions, as merino wool is very sensitive. In most cases, it is recommended to wash merino wool by hand at 30 degrees. If you, however, prefer machine wash, you can wash it on a wool-wash setting or other similar fine-wash settings at 30 - 40 degrees. Additionally, is it extremely important not to use fabric softeners, when washing wool, because this can make the fibers so soft that they will slide out of shape and lose their natural elasticity. Instead of fabric softeners, you can use wool detergent, which are made especially for wool yarn.      

Knitting and Crocheting with Merino Wool

Merino wool is a very good material for clothing and can be used in both summer and winter. At Hobbii you will, therefore, find a wide selection of merino yarn and patterns for knitting and crochet. Moreover, as merino wool is 100% itch free, it is very suitable for making items for babies and children. We recommend everything from sweaters, socks, hats and scarfs. 

Buy Merino Yarn Online - Easily and Quickly

Here at we want to the best and fastest in the supply of merino yarn and yarn accessories. Therefore, you always get your goods within three business days after you order it online. We take pride in keeping a high standard in our customer service and you can always call us if you have questions about our products. We always provide full return on goods ordered via our webshop.


You are always welcome to contact us if you have questions about our merino yarn or need help ordering. You can contact us via our contact form and we will respond as quickly as possible. You can also call us at  00 45 31 86 33 57 or email to We look forward to welcoming you as a customer.

What our customers say about Merino Wool

Tara Owens

Lovely to knit with. Very soft (I’m knitting a waffle blanket for a baby) and easy to knit, no pilling, and it’s machine washable and can even be tumbledried so perfect for baby stuff. It’s three ply and doesn’t untwist during the knitting - or even during the un-knitting and re-knitting which I’ve unfortunately had to do a couple of times.

valerie woodhouse

Beautiful wool. this wool is a dream to knit with, so silky soft but does not knit up floppy like some soft yarns.It gives good definition to the stitch pattern I am using. I found it did tend to split when I first started but I just pay more attention to my knitting and it's not a problem. would definitely recommend it


I've never purchased anything from Hobbii before but I found the service amazing!! I emailed numerous questions about colours which were all answered promptly and patiently! The yarn arrived quickly and it's very soft. :-)

Jude Goswell

This wool is amazingly soft and luxurious. It is a dream to knit with. I am making a cable jumper for my partner (he complained I hadn't made anything for him). The denim blue is a lovely colour.

Kathleen Channon

My sister gave me some of this wool as I knit a lot of baby blankets and crochet knee blankets for elderly people. This wool is soft and great to work with plus colours are amazing.

Diane Robertson

Such a beautiful wool so soft and lovely to use. I have made a baby blanket and a cardigan for my new granddaughter, and can’t wait to make more.


Lovely soft wool, knits up great. Like double knitting but tension needs adjusting so I used a slightly smaller needle. Great for baby knits

Karen Climpson

This is a lovely wool to knit with, defines the pattern well. i knitted a baby jacket that was super soft when finished


Lovely to work with. Beautifully soft and a lovely finish. Knitted a baby coat and a bunting bag.

Vanessa Winwood

Super soft and so lovely to work with. I can’t wait to order more for another project!

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