Non-Superwash Wool

Do you prefer non-superwash wool or superwash wool? Some makers prefer the ease of care that can sometimes come with superwash yarn. Some prefer the natural powers of good ol' wool.

Just like the name suggests, superwash wool has been treated to make it machine washable. Wool is a protein fibre and each strand is made up of overlapping tiny scales. These fibres *hug* or stick together, rubbing together over time and becoming stronger. Many of us love using non-superwash yarns for our colourwork projects as the yarn blooms after blocking, closing any gaps in our colourwork, and evening out the stitches. 

As always, wash your handknits with care and enjoy then for years to come.

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