100% BRITISH, 100% MERINO, 100% AWESOME
Ski Merino is The Knit Kit Company’s very own super chunky premium yarn, designed by us just for you.
It’s 100% fine merino wool, knits up fast, and super soft. We love Ski Merino for its chunky softness, its cosiness and its contemporary range of stylish soft colours.
RETRO YELLOW | SKI MERINO
The Knit Kit Company’s Ski Merino in Retro Yellow is a beautifully soft super chunky premium yarn made with 100% fine merino wool.
Rubik's cubes. Wellies. Paddington's Macintosh. Funky 80's things. What have they got in common? Well, obviously they're retro yellow. And being 80s kids, we loved the idea of bringing a bit of Retro Yellow into our yarns.
Our Retro Yellow Ski Merino yarn is a classic and funky soft yellow that will always be fashionable. It's a super colour for all our kits, but if you're looking for inspiration, try it out in our Scafell Scarf or our stylish Urchin Hat.
Retro Yellow works brilliantly with other colours in our lovely Ski Merino range, especially Tempest Grey, White Out and Earl Grey.
ABOUT SKI MERINO
The Knit Kit Company loves everything outdoors, and Ski Merino has been inspired by some of our favourite past-times. Ski Merino is a super chunky 100% fine merino premium yarn which reflects everything “ski”.
It’s soft, super cosy and the perfect ski season partner. Ideal for when you need cosiness and warmth on those colder days
We use Ski Merino in some of our most popular kits – the beanie hats. A season-staple and a ski-bum’s best accessory, this is a fabulous yarn for outdoors adventurers.
KNITTING WITH SKI MERINO
Ski Merino is 100% fine merino wool and knits up fast, meaning you get a real sense of achievement and satisfaction as you see your project quickly come together. It's ideal for cosy, chunky accessories such as our Urchin Hat.
A beautifully warm and cosy yarn, this is fabulous for all seasons, but comes into its own in the late autumn, winter and early spring. Ski Merino is available individually as a 100g ball or in one of our super chunky kits.
We know all our knitters – whether they’re beginners, experts, outdoor enthusiasts or cosy hygge-loving sofa-dwellers – love to knit with quality yarns that feel gorgeous in their hands. You’ve told us that softness is on the top of your list – so that’s what we’ve given you with Ski Merino. 100% fine merino yarn is made up of fine, soft fibres which bend at the touch of your skin rather than spike, so you’ll get to enjoy that soft, cosy feeling once you’ve knitted up your project.
Merino wool has an outstanding reputation as soft, breathable, warm and temperature-regulating fibre. The Knit Kit Company are outdoor enthusiasts at all ends of the spectrum – we love being out on and in the ocean and being up high-altitude snowy mountains, and we choose merino as the perfect warm layer. Merino wool is also perfect for little ones, who will love its softness and warmth.
AN ETHICAL CHOICE
The world faces a growing problem with plastic fibres polluting our waterways and oceans, with a horrifying 90% of our drinking water recently reported to have traces of plastic in it. Being biodegradable, Merino wool doesn’t add to the plastic problem when you wash it, nor if (in the unlikely event!) you choose to discard it. You can throw it on your compost heap!
SUPPORTING BRITISH BUSINESSES
Our British merino is sourced from Falkland Island sheep – some of the softest wool you’ll come across. Falkland farmers have incredible reputations as magnificent shepherds, with excellent standards of wellbeing for their flocks, as well as having the perfect environment for breeding superb merino sheep.
The Knit Kit Company does its best to support local and British businesses, and we’ve worked hard to try and keep our supply chain British. We’ve had to reach out to the furthest flung corners of GB to source our wool, but kept its processing truly local, with our yarn spun in Yorkshire and dyed in the Scottish Borders.
When you buy one of our kits or our yarn, then you’re helping to support small businesses that value quality over everything. However, most importantly, you’re buying something that has been crafted with care, love, and attention to detail. Something you’ll want to use time and time again to give to your favourite people… or, you know… keep for yourself.
Ski Merino is recommended handwash only. You have spent a lot of time and effort making your item – so this is the best way to ensure it does not get damaged. While some yarns may state that they are machine washable, we recommend that items that you have made by hand are washed by hand to ensure there is no accidental shrinkage or damage to your item by your washing machine.
Weight: 100 grams / 3.6 ounces
Approximate length of yarn: 80 metres / 87.5 yards
Recommended needle size: 10 mm (US size 15)
Tension: 9 stitches x 13 rows (10cm x 10cm)
Ingredients: 100% British Merino Wool
Suggested uses: chunky knits, beanie hats, autumn and winter knits