It's true! I just bought some to make a hat for the BF...I thought it would be better to be able to wash it since he gets sweaty
OTN: Corona, Miter square blanket, Charity blankets
FO: Forest Canopy Shawl, Easy Baby Bootees, Kitty Pi, Ms. Marigold, Twinkle Toes, Josh's socks, Hedera socks, Spring Beret, Ashley's Birthday socks, Socks for the DBF's mom, grey socks for the DBF, my first socks, reversible cable scarf, ribbed hat for the BF, Manos Del Uruguay afghan, and a whole bunch of dishcloths!
Merino is just a type of wool. It comes from the Merino Sheep. It happens to be a very fine, soft wool, which is why it's popular and desirable, but it's still wool. And just like wool can be superwash, so can merino.