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Old 01-12-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
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Newbie mistake? Peruvian instead of Merino
I just read the label of the skeins I bought - it says it's Peruvian. The pattern called for Merino. Have I made a mistake or will the Peruvian felt okay?
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #2
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I don't think so. Merino is a breed of sheep. It's a softer fleece than other breeds. From what I've seen shopping online there are a lot of Merino sheep in Peru. I just bought Peruvian Merino sock yarn from Knitpicks, so I think what you have very well may be merino, just imported from Peru.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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As long as it's wool, it will felt.
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As long as it's not superwash wool it will felt.
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Uh that's right.
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Uh that's right.
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