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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

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Your Guide to Merino Wool and Yarn

If you’re moving in knitting circles, one of the most common types of wool people talk about, is Merino. But what exactly is Merino wool and what makes it special?  What is Merino wool? Merino wool refers to the fleece of the Merino breed of sheep as well as the yarn that is spun from it. The Merino sheep Merino sheep, which was originally bred in Spain during the Middle Ages, are bred predominantly for their wool. The Merino must also be shorn at least once a year as their wool doesn’t stop growing and not shearing them can have...

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Your Guide to Synthetic and Natural Yarns and Wool

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Your Guide to Synthetic and Natural Yarns and Wool

With all the different yarns available on the market, it can be daunting to know which one is the best to choose for your project. In this article we’ll answer your questions about the differences in yarns and fiber, what they are best used for, and much more.  What is the difference between natural and synthetic yarns or fibers? The difference between natural and synthetic yarns is that synthetic yarns are man-made fibers that are spun into yarn, while natural yarns are made up of fibers from animal hair, plants, or even certain types of insect cocoons. Natural yarns Natural...

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