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Thread #167898   Message #4054304
Posted By: Mr Red
22-May-20 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: arran sweaters - a sad loss
Subject: RE: arran sweaters - a sad loss
True aran sweaters were knitted from wool "in the grease"

I read somewhere that lanolin (it is an alcohol) is exothermic in the presence of water. Remove the grease and there is no warming effect. Indeed it was said that gillies wearing woolen socks would dip their booted feet in a burn before tramping the moors.

And don't forget my Knittershanty, but it has to be said I can't knit, I am in cable, pull!

I'll get my aran sweater