Should I have underneath those felted wool pants a silk pant (or some other thin comfy fiber) and should it be tight or loose?
Ann Torrence wrote:
... For mittens, I would make myself a pair with a thrummed lining, which is a Scandinavian technique for incorporating unspun wool into the underside of a garment. I've never heard of anyone thrumming a sweater, but I see no reason why it could not be done. Smaller objects like hats and mittens are more typical. Might not be a good idea for socks, but could make some wicked slippers. I should try that. ...
I used that technique, but with different material. Instead of unspun wool I used strips cut from old bed sheets.
Fabrizia Annunziata wrote:
soft wools rather than itchy
I am not an expert on woolen fibers but I have a sense that a lot depends on the quality of the wool and how it is processed.
Cashmere is the warmest I believe and if the manufacturing is high quality most people do not find it itchy.