is a group of fabrics that are of natural origin, the source of which is animal hair. Wool fabric can be provided in pure form or with...
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— the yarn obtained from the wool of animals (sheep, goat, camel, rabbit). Wool yarn for hand knitting perfectly keeps heat, hygroscopic, has high elasticity. The main disadvantage is the frequent formation of pellets on the finished product. Often manufacturers combine wool with acrylic yarn or fibers of vegetable origin, which allows to eliminate this disadvantage.
Wool blend fabric is characterized by high elasticity and wrinkle resistant, dimensional stability, beautiful appearance, excellent heat-shielding properties, water proof nad (slow wet).
When in front of you - wool blend yarn, not necessarily on the package it should say, "wool is 50% or wool 50%". The term "wool" is more succinct than just "half pure wool."
The word "wool" - the literal translation of English "semiwool". Since the mid-NINETEENTH century in England, this special term is meant a yarn, composed, in any, even the smallest, quantity is not regenerated, that is, new, wool. It was at that time learned how to regenerate the hair, i.e. to restore the fibers of woolen rags. From a mixture of old, E. recovered and new fibres and the yarn "wool", or "semiwool".
The word "wool" was in Russian, but in English the wool on the packaging of yarn is referred to as "wool mixture".
And the meaning of the word has changed – now called the wool any wool yarn with addition of natural fibres (cotton, bamboo, linen) or synthetic fibers (acrylic, polyester). The combination of "halves", type "yarn 50% wool, 50% acrylic" occurs infrequently, so look for a yarn with this formula irrational, quite possibly, the desired yarn has the formula "wool 49% acrylic 51%", or even more elaborate.
The wool is the most reasonable, how would the average variant between cool and durable Acrylic, or other synthetic thread, and a warm christinem fiber. The result is polurethane cloth with excellent wearing qualities, and wool, warm additive. Items made of wool mixture is soft to the touch, almost prickly than wool, which clearly is the winning side. The ratio of wool with synthetic additive ranges from 5% to 75%, vary according to strength and other Caracteristici fiber. The acrylic gives the yarn a silky luster, at the same time, the acrylic fiber is structurally closer to pure wool yarn.
Wool blend fabrics usually contain from 14% to 82% wool, but the most common wool blend fabric containing 45% -55% wool. They are available dyed, printed, melange-multi-colored. The range of wool blend fabrics is duplicated structure gabardines and boucle that are in steady demand.
For knitting wool blend yarn is an excellent material, because it to the well-known qualities of wool, such as thermal insulation, hygroscopicity, elasticity is added and the positive qualities of other types of yarn. For example, a wool blend yarn "wool and acrylic" gains, due to the content of the acrylic, extra ease. Adding synthetics to wool knitted products allows for longer maintain the form and do not "roll". As you know, knitwear of pure wool can lose shape, sit or stretch out at the slightest oversight in the wash – wool mixture devoid of this shortcoming, but the feeling of warmth and comfort stores. However, the most important, and for many knitters – decisive - advantage for the wool – you can buy it at a price sometimes several times lower than pure wool. And to use for knitting the same extensive range of products, and yarn from pure wool. First of all, of course, clothes.
When buying a wool blend yarn for hand knitting, you should pay attention to the properties of the filaments. A good wool stretching is not torn, and springs. The degree of collapse of the thread is also very important: tightly twisted yarns are more suitable for crochet and knitting yarn should be softer and twisted freely. If you need yarn for fishnet hosiery or knitting, you should make sure that the thread knots and irregularities. Recently gaining popularity as a yarn storage in vacuum packages. For a wool blend yarn this way too, but before mating removed from the yarn package needs a few days "rest up and catch my breath", otherwise product can get overly dense.
Wool blend fabric is very practical: on crumpled wool blend fabrics folds slowly disappear, depending on the amount of synthetic fibers (polyester, polyester) which improve the fabric properties. Wool blend fabrics have low shrinkage, higher strength and abrasion resistance, higher dimensional stability. They maintain good press folds.
Wool blend fabric is less popular in corporate clothing than polyviscose, due to higher prices. Polyviscose in appearance does not yield wool and the texture often resembles her, especially one that is made in a deep grey.
A couple of useful tips:
• When washing the product from a wool blend yarn in any case can not squeeze, the more RUB or twist. After washing the product enough to get wet and wrap it in a towel.
• For the drying of products from a wool blend of the yarn should be spread out wet on a flat surface.