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Old 08-20-2007, 04:53 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Curly_Toot View Post
hmmmm, it might depend on the quality and if its blended with other fibers.... i think 100% wool can be very itchy and harsh but mix it with some acrylic and it can be quite nice (depending of course).
I've always found Merino wool to be very soft, not entirely sure what the difference is tho.


Yes, harsh. That's the word. I think merino wool is from the merino sheep. So I was wondering what sort of sheep produces this harsh wool, or if it's the processing? I know nothing about that side of knitting. I see sheep all over the place here, but I don't know what species they are. They have long, thick, straight wool and these long, spindly, bald legs.
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