I was passing a charity shop the other day, these boys were sitting in the window and, wouldn't you know it, they ended up coming home with me. It IS wool, but that kind of itchy, scritchy wool that feels as if it still has some lanolin in it. Either that, or it's been stored in the back of a chip shop. Nice.
I'm being unusually sensible I'm going to do my gauge swatch and machine wash it. If it doesn't come up to scratch - or should that be if it doesn't loose it's scratch - it will be continuing on it's journey via the next charity shop I pass. Lifetime's supply of dodgy wool anyone?