What is the softest 100% wool yarn available?

Please only answer if you've actually felt the yarn, not just read that it was soft. Thanks!

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The softness of a type of fiber can vary greatly by brand. Some merino yarns are very soft while other brands are not because some use better quality fibers than others. Not all cashmere is considered soft because some may contain excess amounts of guard hairs and can be soft but very itchy.

    Some of my favorite softest yarns (not just types of fiber) to knit with are:

    Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk

    Koigu (superwash merino) KPPPM

    Debbie Bliss Cashmerino (Cashmere and Merino blend)

    Blue Sky Alpaca - Alpaca Silk

    Lorna's Laces Angel and Lion and Lamb

    But then again beauty is in the eye of the beholder :)


  • 3 years ago

    Softest Wool Yarn

  • 1 decade ago

    I have felt the Alpaca wool yarn and have made a scarf out of it and it's really soft. I also know someone who felts alot and I think they have used that too and liked the way it turned out.

  • ziz
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Alpaca yarn is pretty soft, as far as wool goes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i believe merino wool is the softest. I have a sweater made of it and it feels SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO soft. would cashmere be considered wool? not sure about that. if so then defenitely cashmere. if not then merino is my choice

  • Shadow
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Cashmere. That's why it's the most expensive.

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