Wool and Wool Blend Yarn

What is wool?

Wool is fiber that comes from a sheep. The animal is not harmed in any way during the shearing process. Basically, it's getting a haircut. Since the wool grows back, it's a lovely environmentally-friendly renewable resource.

Why do knitters love wool yarn?

Wool is a staple among knitters and for good reason! This soft, natural fiber accepts dye beautifully like Effektgarn Yarn from Kauni. Wool is hypoallergenic and resists mold and mildew. Many people don't know this but wool is moisture wicking thus keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. Wool fiber is also extremely flexible and durable allowing you to create quality garments that will last for years.

Wool or Wool Blend Yarn?

At NobleKnits, we carry both wool and wool blend yarn. We love the properties of a 100% wool yarn, but did you know when wool is combined with other fibers, it lends it's benefits to that fiber as well? For example, cotton doesn't have much give so it can be tough to work with. But when paired with wool, a very stretchy and flexible yarn, it creates a cotton/wool blend such as Berroco Yarn Cotolana, that has bounce and give when knitted.

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