Although, not quite as baby-soft as a merino yarn BFL produces a beautiful fabric and is still wearably soft for the majority of people. It's also a very strong yarn so is perfect if you need more hard-wearing socks. It takes colour beautifully and the fleeces are all sourced from small British farms. My BFL/Nylon is a High-Twist base- the high twist construction gives extra strength and also produces great stitch definition, making it a great base for cables. This is my strongest yarn base.