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superchloe
« on: January 08, 2008 02:48:54 PM »

Hey everyone!
For the last couple days, we've had unseasonably warm weather (mid 70s. yeah. it IS january).  It's going to get cold fast, and I was wondering what fibers you all would say are warmer than others. Does alpaca really insulate better than wool or plain old acrylic? are they really that advantageous over cotton? what about other fibers: corn, nylon, etc?
thanks in advance for your help!
-Chloe
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redwitch
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008 02:42:09 AM »

Manufacturers make claims like alpaca is 3 or 5 or 8 times warmer than wool but never back it up... I am skeptical.
Synthetics are generally not warm, for plant/reconstituted fibres (rayon/bamboo/cotton) - my impression is these are a bit better than synthetics, but none as warm as an animal fibre like wool, alpaca, mohair, etc.
For warmth, consider options like stranded colourwork (Fair Isle et al.) or double knitting for extra-thick layers, or perhaps thrummed mittens, hats, or socks.
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2004/09/15/mitten_what_mitten.html

check out this post, and the days before and after, and about 6 posts later there are directions for a thrumalong, same thing here on Craftster KAL page,



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