It is my understanding that much of the "itchiness" that we experience from wool is caused by the chemical solution used to dissolve the vegetable matter in the fleece. I would think true "homespun" would make a low-itch sweater, no?
Some wools are more itchy that others.... reasons for the itchy wool problems,
1.) Second cuts,,, those tiny little second cuts the bigger wool processors accept and do not remove.
2.) Harsh chemicals when cleaning removes much of the softness.
Try to find someone near you that can Handspin you some yarn from scratch, and someone that does not use fleece with seconds or harsh chemicals to clean.
Some soft fleece is...
Blue Faced Leicester
Gotland (When you can find it,, have some now,, very, very soft stuff)
Some Coopsworth,, I bought some Roving from here that was very nice.. http://www.paradisefibers.com/
Merino ( have not spun any of this yet,, so going by friends)
Have you considered Alpaca wool. It is said that if you can't wear sheep wool because of the itch, many folks can wear alpaca instead. I know where you can get some homespun alpaca if you are interested.
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