What is wool? Anatomy of a fiber ; The softness myth -- From pasture to pullover : turning wool into yard. Skirting and sorting ; Rub-a-dub-dub : souring fleece ; The charms of color ; Wool 101 : quick tips for reading a generic wool yard -- Meet the breeds. Breed categories ; The criteria ; Finewools ; Mediumwools ; Down and down-type wools ; Longwools ; Dual-coated and primitives -- Plays well with others. Blending for luster and drape ; Blending for halo ; Blending for warm-weather comfort ; Blending for strength -- Patterns. Hats, hands, and feet ; Sweaters and tops ; Scarves, shawls, and stoles ; Home and beyond -- Resources. Washing wool ; Keeping moths at bay.