100% Arapawa Double Knit Arapawa Sheep are a rare breed of Merino origin from Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds. Their fleece is as fine as Merino with great waterproofing and insulation. Baby Natural is free of strong dyes & bleaches with only the natural shades that nature has provided. Arapawa are nearly all black & brown with some having white tips. Baby Natural knits up into a soft, warm garment that is a pleasure to knit.