The wool is NOT a soft wool, by any stretch of the imagination. This is a hard working, utility wool. I washed them, and even with a bit of conditioner in the rinse, they still aren't soft, but wow, did the yarn ever bloom! Hands will be toasty warm and dry in these mitts! Look at all those short wool fibers poking out! Sure, there are some great soft, delicious wools out there, but for kids 3-6 playing outside for 30 minutes in a Canadian winter? These are perfect.
I've got another pair on the needles already, brown and green stripes.
Yarn In: 6823grYarn Out: 117gr + 5785gr = 5902gr
Balance: 921gr more BROUGHT IN than used
Costs: $227.54 /307 days = $0.74/day