DROPS Big Merino is spun from extra fine merino wool fibers from free-range animals in South America. It provides a soft, elastic, and even result, which makes it ideal for knitting structured patterns such as cables. Big Merino is also superwash treated and therefore machine washable and suitable for everyday use. Spun from multiple thin strands gives Big Merino extra elasticity. This special construction makes it extra important to treat the garment right: make sure that you knit with the correct tension and rather use a tight tension than loose. Don't wash your garment too warm, never leave it to soak and let the garment dry flat.