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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! 

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...

5 Tips on Making a Chunky Merino Blanket

So you've made the leap. You've bought the yarn, watched our videos and now you are sitting on the floor of your living room surrounded by balls of our Merino wool, waiting to start.  If you are nervous, it's completely normal! So were we when we knitted our very first...

What Claudia Schiffer Might Know

Celebrity fashion designers are not exactly jumping into super chunky merino wool for the couture they are creating. But just this week it was announced that Claudia Schiffer is using cashmere for the new outer wear collection she’s putting together with fashion label TES. And as cashmere and merino are...

BeCozi on TV

The ‘chunky’ trend comes upon us, especially in the colder seasons…and we don’t mean just adding some extra pounds round your middle. We will be talking about the trend of chunky knitting specifically, as much about all we do, come this Monday, August 29 when BeCozi is featured on the...

BeCozi Giveaway winner and news

Happy Monday!  We are happy to announce a BeCozi Giveaway winner of August: Alyssa C. from New York, congratulations Alyssa! She has won this beautiful Merino wool scarf which will keep her warm during cold winter days in New York! We have many new subscribers to our monthly Giveaway this...

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...

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...

Spring News and Announcements

Here at Becozi we have been keeping busy: our store has been featured in the Holland Sentinel newspaper on February 15, 2016. There was an article about Becozi and myself - Larissa - with a page size picture of me in the Money section (the full page photograph was a...

How it all started?

Let me introduce myself: My name is Larissa and live in Holland, Michigan. I am the owner of Becozi and this website. My company - Becozi - started on a winter day in December in cold West Michigan. But, the history of its formation goes way back.In school, during my...

Welcome to Becozi!

We are so excited to announce the opening of our new store - Becozi! After much work, planning and deliberating, we are finally live and ready to introduce you to the magic of Merino wool and the wonderful items made from it. We offer a variety of blankets and scarves,...