Ok, so being a Viking, I want wool. however, there are these words floating around on the internet that I do not understand. Words that wrap shot my brain into a coma.
I am aware that Worsted wool is softer and leighter weight, nice for summer wear, and is made from a different part of the sheep's fursies.
Now, Can I ask for some clarification on some of the terms I don't know?
Gabardine, Tweed, Houndstooth, Basketweave, etc, seem to refer to some sort of a pattern of the wool. For period purposes, (10th century Norse) what kind of wool am I looking for? A standard colour or one of these funky weaves? Are these funks even acceptable as period garb? I'm unsure if they were used and if they were cool beans but I simply do not know.
Also, Light and Medium and Heavy weight? Can somebody break this down for me in terms of what seasons each is apporpriate, what It feels like worn, heat when wearing, etc.