3 What kinds of garments are the different kinds of Wool best for?
Fall and winter are the seasons of wool. Be it for pullovers, sweaters, socks or shawls, wool is the perfect choice to stay warm when the temperature drops. Not all types of wool are created equal, however, and some are better suited for certain kinds of garments. So, to make the most out of your wooly investment, consider this basic guideline: • Loden wool: heavy coats • Melton wool: jackets and pants (the heavy yarns) or sweaters and socks (the light yarns) • Merino wool: pullovers, sweaters and just about any kind of knitwear • Shetland wool: knitwear, sportswear and coats • Alpaca wool: suits, sportswear and the linings for outerwear • Mohair wool: suits, scarves and sweaters • Angora wool: suits and sweaters, usually as a blend of fibers • Cashmere: suits (usually blended with other fabrics) and coats