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« on: September 22, 2006 07:39:36 AM »

I just love the look of the yarn with coils and was wondering if anyone has used it to make anything they have felted?? Does it come out kind of nubby?  That's what I am hoping, I want to make a bag or purse with some and then felt it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006 03:34:47 PM »

Im afraid i dont know what you mean by "yarn with coils". do you have an example i could peek at.

perhaps a boucle yarn like this
http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Cherry_Tree_Hill_Yarn-Merino_Boucle_Yarn-896.html
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006 04:36:06 PM »

No, that isn't the stuff I was talking about.  I saw some on one of the other boards, I think it was the spinning one, that someone hand spun. It looked like it was 2 ply, but it was bunched up in some spots and it made it thicker.  I don't know how to insert a link to show you.
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006 04:45:29 PM »

just go ahead and copy and paste the link. if you want to make it a clickable link hit the button that looks like the planet earth with a piece of paper in front of it, this will give you tags that look like this [] with the word URL in between, and a tag at the end that has a slash in it. paste the url (web address) inbetween the tags and youll have somethign like this

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006 06:40:38 PM »

I hope this works- here's some of the coiled yarn

http://static.flickr.com/85/242408182_86e20aca6e.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 09:25:15 PM »

wow..ive never seen anything like it. I dont think felting is the right place for that yarn. when you knit something that is just plain stockinette or garter stitch all stitch definition is gone, so you wouldnt be able to tell that it is coiled like that. there are other yarns that are thin then big then thin again (i know theres a word for this, but its just not coming to mind) and its been my experience that when knit up the knittyness is minimal. this is a HUGE picture of a hat i knit with schaefer  yarns elaine, in the colorway "woody".



sorry for the size of the pic, but you can at least see the hat well.



Ive never felted the stuff but my guess is that the variation in thickness would be unnoticable once felted since the knitted fabric is mostly smooth.

Now maybe that yarn knits up differently than im imagining, so anyone whose worked with the stuff PLEASe SPEAK UP. i could be just blowing hot air out my butt here. Ive never felted a knitted object (dont like the look of the stuff personally, LOVE needle felting though) but Id reccomend sticking with cheaper yarn like lambs pride since youre losing some of the most noticable qualities of expensive yarns.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2006 04:45:41 AM »

Thank you so much for all your info.  I guess I will just try it and see what happens.  PS love the colorway in the hat, beautiful.
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2006 05:13:19 AM »

Just for those who want some more info on coiled yarn, Knittyspin had an article on it a while ago: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/KScoil.html
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2006 06:33:19 AM »

Well thanks, that was the first hat I ever knit, schaefer yarns are kinda pricy so i was super excited about the hat...and it looks crappy on me. gave it to a friend for her birthday. she loves it. poo.
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