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tigerelsker
06-19-2006, 11:44 PM
I have made a scarf with yarn that had some wool in it. I found that it drove me nuts.

Does all wool do that? Does it all feel itchy? I know wool is not itchy on all people, but I am not sure if all wool feels itchy.

Does this make sense.

I will try to find out what % was the yarn I used before.

Ingrid
06-20-2006, 07:56 AM
There are wools that are terribly scratchy, and some that are wonderfully smooth--like Merino (most of the time). Some people are particularly sensitive to it. Your best bet will be to go to a shop that carries different kinds of wool and feel around.

IrishBaby
06-20-2006, 08:05 AM
I agree with Ingrid -- you could be sensitive to wool, or the wool could've just been really scratchy. Some wools are like buttah. :lol:

gimmesanity
06-20-2006, 09:29 AM
You can take a piece of wool yarn and wear it around your neck like a necklace for a little while to see if it's going to bother you.

This method is how I knew that I didn't want to make a scarf out of Manos.

Julie
06-20-2006, 03:08 PM
I think that if you have a true wool sensitivity/allergy, even the softest wool is irritating. My sister is like that...even MMMMalabrigo (gasp!) irritates her. ;)