Merino and silk? Correct. Softer than a baby's peachy butt? Absolutely. A DK in excellent colours but suitable for your Dad who can only wear the very finest fibres for fear of scratching? Yep, double tick. 80% Merino Wool and 20% Silk, this yarn has the very softest fibres with a beautiful light silky sheen. Knits beautifully in most DK weight patterns, especially the Ankers Sweater (My Boyfriend's Size) or the Louvre Sweater, both by Petiteknit.