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What is the difference between the different types of wool used for making soakers and wraps?<br>
I've seen lambswool, merino, flannel, organic, etc.<br>
I know some are lightweight and some are better for nighttime, but I have no idea which is which.<br>
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Ooh, you just said two of my favorite words. Organic and merino. Let me just tell you, there is nothing in the world like a hand-knit organic merino soaker. It is so soft!<br><br>
I'm not crazy about covers that are sewn with wool fabric (like wool jersey), because they just aren't soft enough for my taste.
 

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Flannel isn't stretchy, it is slightly thicker than jersey and makes a great nighttime cover. Jersey is thinner and stretchier--usually better for daytime. Merino is really soft.
 

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Lambs wool and Merino both are refering to the fiber .<br>
Lambs wool is wool from the sheeps first shearing(hair cut <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> 0, like your babies hair, sheeps baby hair is fine and soft, it gets thicker as the sheep ages.<br><br>
Merino is a type of sheep, like dogs for instance , there are many types of sheep. There wool varies greatly by breed, from baby sweater soft to carpet wool thick. Merino is one of the softest breeds.<br><br>
The types of wool fabric refers to how it it made.<br>
Wool Jersey and interlock are knits, and thus stretchy.<br>
Interlock is thicker and has more stretch.<br><br>
Woven wools include just ot name a few:<br>
Melton, which is thick and pressed flat by a one ton press .Used for coats, thick soaker pads , wet bags...<br>
Wool flannel is a thinner woven fabric, the surface is brushed for a soft texture. It is good for pants, woven covers, soakers and such.
 

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Very interesting... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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Merino doesn't have the long, scratchy fibres in it that other wools have so it's much softer. How do you add all the personal bits at the bottom? Do i have to type them each time?
 
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