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Old 02-14-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
syndactylus
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it's the microns - hair width - that tell you how soft it is.
but I'm not sure that's on every label.

here are the grades:

* < 17.5 - Ultrafine merino
* 17.6-18.5 - Superfine merino
* < 19.5 - Fine merino
* 19.6-20.5 - Fine medium merino
* 20.6-22.5 - Medium merino
* 22.6 < - Strong merino [4]

or

* < 24.5 - Fine
* 24.531.4 - Medium
* 31.5-35.4 - Fine crossbred
* 35.5 < - coarse crossbred[6]

so I guess if it said on the label ultrafine or superfine that would be best.
but those are also the ones that pill most, I heard.
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