View Full Version : Merino Wool ?

01-23-2009, 12:17 AM
Is the 100% Merino wool just as warm as 100% regular wool?
And what about 100% super wash?

01-23-2009, 12:24 AM
Yes-merino is a breed of sheep. It tends to be softer than some other types of wool, but is just as warm.

In my experience, superwash is as warm as 'regular' wool.

01-23-2009, 12:29 AM
Thank you :hug: Gonna make mittens and want them to be warm for MN cold winters.So many wools to chose from:shock:.

01-23-2009, 12:33 AM
Merino would be great for that. You might also look for a wool/alpaca blend-something like Berrocco's Ultra Alpaca. Even toastier! :)

Jan in CA
01-23-2009, 02:22 PM
Julie, I made my daughter some convertible mittens out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca and she says they are really warm. They are wool and alpaca.

01-23-2009, 03:56 PM
Thanks Jan I will go check out the yarn now.:hug: