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Topic: Peruvian Highland vs. Merino wool yarn  (Read 1507 times)
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« on: November 25, 2008 12:27:34 PM »

Hello fellow Craftsters! I just had a question that I couldn't really find a satisfactory answer through Google: is there a difference between Peruvian and Merino wool? I'm looking at this from the perspective of a knitter (that's why I didn't post in the Fiber arts boards). Is it just a difference for felting purposes? Is it the fleece itself used from different parts of a sheep? Is it just wool from different breeds of sheep? I feel really stupid for asking, but I'm really curious, especially if some knitters might use one type of wool, say for a hat and the other type of wool for a sweater.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008 04:37:22 PM »

yes i think they are different breeds of sheep.

the merino wool is softer but more prone to having fuzzies or pilling

highland wool is usually less expensive than merino- it is a little scratchy, but still okay for next to the skin for most people, and it's generally sturdier.

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2008 11:27:20 AM »

Thank you anakarina! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2008 10:43:24 AM »

Cool I learned something today.
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