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Old 01-20-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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Better fiber for hat?
What would be a better fiber for a hat: Lama\ Peruvian Highland Wool, or Merino\ Alpaca\ Silk?
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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I think the merino/alpaca/silk might be better if it's softer. Mainly just a matter of personal preference.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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I would seriously say that either of those is going to be fine. I have a personal affinity for Merino though.
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They're all fine. It's personal choice..so which feels better to you?
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:26 PM   #5
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Was Acrylic a choice? My answer is Acrylic.

1) It is less expensive.
2) It is easy to wash.
3) It is easy to find in department stores.
4) I know, it wasn't on you list.

Other than that it could be a good choice if you like it. That's what it comes to. Use what you like.
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IMO, either blend is wonderful. If you already have the yarns in your stash, and if both are the same 'weight'...

...make the decision based purely upon color, texture and intricate yarn values.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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IMO, could also depend on how you want it to wear. The llama/peruvian will probably be a little bit tougher, Merino/alpaca/silk will be a bit more... feminine and shiny. Both will be warm, merino/alpaca/silk are a little bit finer fibers. For a hat it's not that big a deal, but could be a consideration.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:49 PM   #8
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IMO, either blend is wonderful. If you already have the yarns in your stash, and if both are the same 'weight'...

...make the decision based purely upon color, texture and intricate yarn values.
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They're all fine. It's personal choice..so which feels better to you?
I've never seen the yarn. I ordered it online. I ended up going with the Merino silk alpaca because it came in multi color.
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