Cashmere or merino wool for warmth?
October 2, 2008 5:47 AM Subscribe
Cashmere or merino wool - which will keep me warmer in my freezing cold office?
posted by katala to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm a cold frog and need to buy a pashmina / wrap to keep me warm during the day while I'm at my arctic workplace. The trouble is I can't figure out whether I should buy cashmere or merino wool.
I'd like to think that a 4-ply cashmere wrap would do the trick, but my brain refuses to believe that it could possibly be warmer than a merino wool wrap. Lighter, yes, possibly softer and less bulky, but can cashmere really compete with merino wool for warmth??
I'd be very grateful for any advice you could give me! Thank you :)