We went searching for a super soft 100% New Zealand Merino and hey presto! We found The Grumpy Merino. Grown and milled in Canterbury New Zealand, we knew this was a great find.
What transpired was the Mini Sherpa Jacket that uses 3 or 4 balls of 50g/8ply yarn, is an easy garter stitch project and has an easy to make fringe. Not to mention beautiful shell buttons. You can knit this on 4mm straight needles or on 4mm circulars (knitting back and forth).
The video below shows how to make the gorgeous fringe. As you can see you can change it up with different colours too.
More about The Grumpy Merino
The Grumpy Merino yarn is 100% traceable to their Hogget Fleece and is produced in Christchurch, New Zealand. The natural white, undyed yarn has been shorn, scoured (washed) and produced into 50g balls of 8ply yarn.
The Grumpy Merino is a family owned and operated business in Culverden, North Canterbury. The Grampians has been in Jono’s family since 1973. Jono is the third generation to farm the property, with Hank, Greta & Alba following close behind.
The Grampians is a hill and high country property. They run a blend of Angus cattle and Merino sheep. Every year their 5500 sheep are shorn at home, with their wool pressed tightly into 180kg bales. Next, they are carefully transported and tested for strength, softness, quality and colour in Christchurch.