Pure wool or what?

Pure wool or what?

Biscotte Yarns June 23, 2020


Nowadays, we use the word wool in all its sauces: cotton wool, mineral wool, steel wool and glass wool ... But know that pure wool literally is defined on the site Wikipedia

Legally, the term « wool » refers to the fibers of the sheep and the fibers of other animals (but in the latter case we always call these textiles by their name ) whose fleece is composed of keratinous fibers such as goat angora (of which fleece fibers are referred to as «  mohair wool »), the albino rabblit or angora rabbit (whose fleece fibers are referred to as « Angora »), the so-called cashmere goat (whose fleece fibers are designated by the same term « cashmere »), lama, alpacaguanaco, domestic camel, yacketc. 

This is why some producers using synthetic fibers adopt the term "knitting yarn" rather than wool ... Have you ever noticed?

Pure virgin wool, what does that mean?

No, this term does not refer to the virtue of the sheep that has been stripped for you, dear knitting adepts! This title appeared in the 1960s when the textile industry experienced a major development.


pure laine woolmark logoWhile some producers retrieve the fleece of slaughtered animals and recycle the wool already used to "pass" knitting wool, we establish the Woolmark certificate to identify the goods that contain virgin wool from shearing wool. healthy and alive animals.

The Woolmark label then guarenteed a product made of 100% Pure virgin wool.

Are all sheep called Merino?

When we talk about merino wool, it is a breed of sheep. Merino is the sheep on which the finest hair of all sheep grows. That's why this wool is the sweetest: it's the pure wool of happiness for knitters and a fiber of choice in the field of sportswear.

Spinning pure wool in action

Although Biscotte Yarns has been working in the woolen field for almost a decade, we are still contemplative about the transformation of the fleece into a knitting yarn. We found this video informative for you ...


Biscotte Yarns is a tight-knit, Quebec-based company proudly offering you pure hand-dyed wool in Quebec in a variety of semi-solid colors as well as in more than 80 Self-Striping colors. Click here to visit our online yarn store, and happy shopping !!