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Old 01-23-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Merino Wool ?
Is the 100% Merino wool just as warm as 100% regular wool?
And what about 100% super wash?
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:24 AM   #2
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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.
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Thank you Gonna make mittens and want them to be warm for MN cold winters.So many wools to chose from.
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Merino would be great for that. You might also look for a wool/alpaca blend-something like Berrocco's Ultra Alpaca. Even toastier!
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Old 01-23-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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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.
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Thanks Jan I will go check out the yarn now.
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