Catherine Earnshaw Softest Italian Merino DK
Catherine Earnshaw Softest Italian Merino is spun from the wool of Merino sheep. The word Merino in a knitting context is rather confusing.
Merino Wool comes from Merino sheep. It is highly prized and expensive. Although "fluffy in appearance, merino wool fibres are lighter than any other sheep's wool. This reduces the heavy sensation many people experience when wearing a wool sweater.
In the US, the word Merino is often used to describe a fine ( not thick ) wool but it does not necessarily mean it is from a Merino sheep.