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Old 01-06-2007, 12:17 AM   #1
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Wool longies: Angora???

I have the softest sweater I have ever felt!!! It's made of 40% angora, 50% lambswool and 10% nylon. I understand recycled longies should be made from min. 80% wool, so my question is.... does angora substitute properly for wool? Anyone tried this before? The sweater is so soft it is unbelievable, so I'm hoping it will work!!

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Old 01-06-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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I've done it and YES ! it works just fine. And feels beautiful
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Angora is actually supposed to be more absorbant than wool. You may have more shedding though, but it sure is soft isn't it?
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Thank you! I hadn't thought of it shedding more, but just thinking about it I can see it doing that... but small price to pay for that amazing softness!!

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Re: Wool longies: Angora???

Angora will work just fine, it is much softer, but it will shed like CRAZY!!! (we have 6 english angora bunnies )
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Re: Wool longies: Angora???

Angora is a type of wool, and it shares some of the qualities of lambswool.

It does shed, and sometimes the color will bleed more than with lambswool as well.

Angora doesn't seem to have the strength and durability of wool, but it seems to function well as a cover.
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