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    yoshiloli Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 2, 2019, 10:57 AM
    Should I knit with alpaca wool or sheep wool?
    The question is that because I heard alpaca wool is warmest than sheep wool.
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    Mar 2, 2019, 11:31 AM
    Is alpaca fleece warmer than sheep’s wool?
    Yes, alpaca tends to be warmer than sheep’s wool. Alpaca fibers are completely hollow, whereas sheep’s wool contains pockets of air. Much like polar bear fur, both fibers allow air to permeate the surface and become trapped inside for a warm wearing experience. Alpacas have an advantage over wool though because of the extra hollow space in the fiber. This additional space creates a greater thermal capacity and allows for more warm air to fill the textile and provide extra warmth over its sheep’s wool counterpart.
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,304, Reputation: 7692

    Mar 2, 2019, 04:25 PM
    Ok, I love the sheep photo...

    And I will just add, that having used both, I prefer alpaca much more.

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