It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
100Purewool Merino 218 (merino single ply) there are some 2 & 3 ply's also. . approx $6.50 per skein. . pills the most but very softBBR (Black Berry Ridge / merino & some corriedale) http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/ (I ABSOLUTELY LOVE BBR!!). . approx $16 for kaleidascope multicolor-dyed worsted weight 4oz/230 yards. . approx $9 for solid traditional color 250 yards. . Very soft. . can sometimes be a mohair blend. . doesn’t pill hardly at all. . can get it undyed http://www.blackberry-ridge.com/specwool.htm approx $8 per 4oz/250 yardsBFL (blue faced Leicester). . Very soft (is called poor man’s cashmere). . Pills some but not as much as single ply merinos doBlue Merino (BFL & Merino blend). . has the softness of merino but the sturdiness of BFL. . dyes up nicelyBriggs & Little Wool. . Nice alternative to the higher end wools. . softens up amazingly after washingCascade 200. . Doesn’t pill much at all. . comes in regular - regular is in skeins with a black tag and should say 100% wool. . also comes in superwash - superwash is in balls with a burgandy tag and should say 100% superwash woolCascade QuatroCorriedale 50. . Pills less than merinoHandpainted Yarn Merino. . soft like purewool but a bit sturdierLion Brand Fisherman's Wool. . softens a bit after washing. . a good yarn for learning/starting out for dying, knitting or crochetingMalabrigo (single ply merino like purewool). . One of softest wools – but it pills heavily since it is single ply. . Soft like purewol but sturdierNature Wool. . Thinner than some of the other woolsPatons Classic Wool - 100% Merino. . can be found at JoAnns, Hobby Lobby & Michaels - approx $5 per 3/3.5/4 oz skein. . A sturdier merino but still quite softPeace Fleece [url]http://peacefleece.com/webyarn.htm[/url\. . approx $7.50 per skein. . 30% Mohair/70% wool, 2-ply. Approx. 200 yds/4oz skein. . Pills the least and felts the least. . more scratchy / not near as soft as merino but it does soften after a few washings or a conditioner soakPlymouth GalwayTarghee or Targhee/mohair blends (Mosaic Moon & Tykie Knits) (IN MY EXPERIENCE THE MOST DURABLE AND BULLETPROOF). . Almost NO pilling. . plain targhee is possibly similar to peacefleece in feel. . targhee/mohair blends are a bit softerZenstring – type of yarn varies but all is handpainted http://www.zenstring.com/. . Nirvana - 50% BFL/50% Merino; available in worsted (218 yards), soft spun aran weight (164 yards), and bulky 3 ply (137 yards) per 100 gram (appx. 3.5 oz) skein. . Bliss - 100% BFL; available in DK (246 yards), aran (183 yards), and bulky (109 yards) per 100 gram skein. . Lotus Toes - 100% super wash BFL wool; available in sport weight (370 yards) per 100 gram skein. . Serendipity - 100% super wash merino; available in fingering (375 yards), sport (246 yards), worsted (200 yards), and chunky (118 yards) per 4 oz skein. . Harmony - 50% super wash merino/50% Tencel fiber; available in fingering weight (367 yards per 4 oz skein) and DK weight (255 yards per 100 gram skein)GENERAL NOTES:. . Merino does not hold it's shape as well as some of the other yarns such as BFL and Targhee. If you use Merino for a waistband you will eventually probably need either a drawstring or an elastic waistband.