Optim Merino is merino wool that has been stretched in a special process. The stretching of the fiber reduces the micon count to 14 and smooths the scales -- giving you a slinky smooth ultra soft wool. You really have to feel it to believe how soft it is. Optim is a dream to spin, but often I have a hard time deciding between spinning and fondling it because it's just so dreamy soft and I want to pet it and squeeze and name it George.
Standard Disclaimers: Fiber is processed in a non-smoking home that is pet friendly. All efforts have been made to accurately capture the colors of the fiber, however monitors and settings may vary. Fiber is thoroughly rinsed to remove all excess dye, but as with all hand dyed products there may be some minor bleeding. Please wash using cold water.