Our 100% Australian merino wool single jersey has finally arrived! A little later than expected, but if you're like me, you wear your merino garments throughout the Seasons.
Wondering what to create with this luxurious and incredibly comfortable jersey? Any of your tried and true layering pieces would work beautifully in merino! The new Seamwork Milo cardigan and the Mathilde wrap dress may be the first of many pieces I stitch up...
The Merino wool used for our jersey is 18.5 microns. A Micron is the measurement used to describe the diameter of a wool fibre. The finest gauge wool comes from Merino sheep which are considered to have some of the finest wool in the world, often measuring smaller than 24 Microns in diameter. To give you an idea of how small that is, a human hair is on average around 100 Microns wide!
This merino jersey is incredibly soft, and will work beautifully for garments that are to be worn against the skin, including babywear.
This single jersey has been knit on the diagonal, so the marled effect is on a slight slant.
Our Merino jersey is RWS certified. This means our wool comes from farms within Australia that have a progressive approach to managing their land, practice holistic respect for their animals and abide by non-mulsing practices.
If you've not worn or worked with merino wool jersey before, please order yourself a free swatch card of our selection to see it in person!
Origin: Australia (Made in Melbourne)
Composition: 100% Merino wool
Weight: 200gsm (18.5 microns)
Please prewash this merino jersey in the same way you intend to care for your finished garment. You can warm machine wash this jersey on a wool cycle. We suggesting using a PH neutral gentle detergent / wool wash wherever possible. Avoid optic whiteners.
Line dry or tumble dry on low and remove just before completely dry. Iron using the wool setting on your iron. Although strong, Merino is a very fine fibre so please be careful not to wash with any zippers, jeans button's etc. as they can catch on your beautiful merino garments.
Extra care tip:
Merino Wool is a protein and in certain conditions can attract bugs! Try not to leave unwashed garments, for excessive periods of time in the laundry basket. (Who else is guilty of this whilst waiting for more woollens to be ready for the wash?!)
If you have problems with moths, try a dab of tea-tree oil on cotton wool in your cupboards & drawers to keep them away.
When storing them put in a sealed bag or container, then pop them out in the sun or in the freezer for a while before they go into storage.
See our other merino fabric options here.
Please note: Monitor settings can change the way these colours are viewed on screen. A swatch service is available to help eliminate any guess work!