Merino wool comes from merino sheep, originally the Saxon merino sheep. These sheep produce very fine, soft wool that is prized by knitters and manufacturers to create fine garments. Merino wool wicks sweat from your skin to keep you dry. Its properties keep you cool when it’s hot and warms you when it’s cold, which makes merino wool ideal for any weather. In fact, before the advent of synthetic fabrics, merino wool was used to create sporting attire.
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