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Why Yarn Texture Matters

Silky smooth rose petals, freshly polished wood, crisply laundered cotton sheets. We all run our fingers over them, not only to feel the texture but to gather information. Our finger pads have an incredible number of high-density nerve endings that can discern a lot of information and break it down into smaller, more manageable parts. Is this surface soft or hard? It it wet or dry? Does it feel smooth or rough to the touch? As babies, we primarily develop through tactile interactions. The sense of touch is closely tied to mathematical problem solving in our brain, as we can analyze and categorize the information given, using the same reasoning we do when we add or subtract. As we grow up, many of us forget our tactile inclinations. But it's just as important for an adult to experience the world through touch as it is for an infant. Tactile stimulation is said to "improve growth, neural activity and development" in babies. In adults, touch can benefit "the well being of those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia". (source)As humans that experience the world through touch, it makes complete sense why a wool like Merino or chunky chenille would grow in popularity: it is just too soft to resist. Not to mention that the weight of a knitted Merino wool blanket has a comforting effect on us while we're sleeping or relaxing, reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety. Here at Becozi, we encourage you to engage your tactile senses. All of our yarns, starting from jumbo chenille to our vegan yarn, are soft, smooth and engage your brain through the sense of touch, whether you are knitting your own creation or simply enjoying one already made for you. Knowing the benefits of tactile stimulation, we encourage you to try hand knitting if you haven't already. Pick up some Merino yarn from us and try making something of your own. Notice how the yarn makes you feel, see what the process does for you. We are sure you will love it beyond what you might have imagined. Our personal recommendations for beginners are: DIY Merino wool lap throw kit DIY chenille yarn medium size throw  DIY Merino round pillow kit Let us know in comments how the texture aspect of our yarns have impacted your knitting - we would love to hear from you.  We are hoping you can still find something in our Clearance section: everything is 60-80% off there: first come - first serve!  In the meantime, stay home and BeCozi! 

As Cozy as a...Pouf!

Imagine yourself walking through your front door on a Friday evening. It's been a long day at work, you are tired and so ready for the weekend. About to sit down on the couch, you take a look around your space and realize that something is definitely missing. What can...

4 Felted Merino Wool Products You'll Love

By now you've likely heard us mention felted Merino wool as a solid alternative to other chunky yarns. With an array of benefits, felted Merino is an easy choice for households that are looking for a durable, high-quality yarn that will be long-lasting and strong.  But have you pondered what...

All You Need to Know About Felted Merino

You have likely heard the term felted Merino wool and blankets made from it before, whether on our blog in a few previous posts or in your own research on handling Merino wool. As the term is part of the wool enthusiasts' lexicon, it can be unfamiliar to most. Today we decided...

Christmas in July | Merino Wool Sale!

Christmas is not the only time of year to receive amazing gifts and snag the best deals - it so happens that July can be equally perfect for it.  Here at Becozi we love celebrating our customers. It is thanks to you that we are able to continue doing what...

Think Pink | 5 Chunky Knit Products That Will Make You Swoon

  2017 has been a good year for the color pink. We mostly have the runway to thank as well as the models walking in, donning every shade from blush to peach.  Pink has been rebranded: it went from a uniquely feminine color to one of empowerment and taste. Pink...

Make your own giant Easter Bunny!

Easter is just around the corner and we would like to share some great news happening this Easter at BeCozi: - You can make your own giant Easter Bunny by watching our video on our YouTube channel or you can buy one in our store. We also have a DIY knitting...

The Day Has Come!

     Becozi's Giant Knitting Club 1st live video is today, we will make this cute Easter Bunny!Thank you all like-minded knitting enthusiasts around the world who are passionate about giant knitting and subscribed to our unique, one of a kind Giant Knitting Club!Club Member Benefits Join BeCozi GIANT KNITTING CLUB and get...

Join BeCozi Giant Knitting Club!

         By now you are familiar with Merino wool, chunky blankets and giant knitting. You have been our follower and subscriber, perhaps for the love of the bright colors and big stitches; perhaps for the desire to learn how to make something out of the yarn for...