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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! 

Can I Wash My Merino Wool Blanket?

Through several years of running BeCozi our team has been discovering many new things about the amazing super chunky Merino wool. We've learned about its supreme softness, unlike so many other wool types that itch when they come in contact with the skin. We have praised its hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and...

Why Merino?

Happy Friday! Merino wool. Super chunky, Giant knit, Jumbo knit Merino wool. It became very popular in Europe the last couple years.  It has come to American market recently and it is gaining popularity despite the price and bulkiness. In fact, the thicker super chunky Merino wool is - the more...

Keep calm and carry on!

Happy Thursday! How`s your summer going so far? Relaxing and nice or crazy busy?   I was taking a picture of a new blanket the other day and looking for a book to use with it. This small book just popped out from nowhere, I did not even remember I...

How to make your video go viral on Facebook

Do you remember a feeling when you have one of those crazy busy weeks?  That is what I had last week: it all started with a message from Anna, from ADToys, who purchased 4 lbs of Merino wool in strawberry color from our store. She wrote me a week ago saying...

Woman`s World magazine Giveaway!

Woman`s World magazine features BeCozi Giveaway starting July 5, 2016 for the next six weeks! Enter here for a chance to win a prize worth $500! You can register as many times as you want to increase your chance of winning. This is a great opportunity to get four of BeCozi...

New BeCozi Tutorial and news

Happy Monday! I have a new video tutorial "How to knit a blanket with giant needles" on YouTube:  In this video I explain how to knit a Merino wool blanket 30x40 inches using giant wooden needles: how to use Merino wool, cast on, knit and cast off to have a...

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday! Time to relax on a long Memorial day weekend! And may be to do some shopping as BeCozi store has 20% off sale on all Merino wool blankets and some area rugs! Great time to buy a very special and unique Father`s day, Graduation or Wedding gift.    ...