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Instructables user dilg writes:

Merino wool is an excellent material for cool weather outdoor wear because it is lightweight, moisture-wicking, and still holds its insulating properties when wet. Unlike other wools, Merino isn’t “scratchy” on the skin and is relatively hard-wearing if knit properly, withstanding even washing machine treatment.

This Instructable illustrates how to add a 12in zipper to a sweater, useful for regulating your body’s temperature when cycling or hiking. A similar zipper sweater from Ibex for example retails for $75-105. I made this one from a thrift store sweater and zipper for less than $10.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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