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« on: October 07, 2008 01:42:04 PM »

what type of yarn felts the best?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008 02:17:21 PM »

Generally, yarn manufactorers think we don't want to felt yarn.

So you want it's label to say things like "handwash only" "don't tumble dry"
If it says machine washable, don't buy it.

100% wool, mohair, or other animal fibers felt well.
Cotton, polyester etc doesn't.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008 07:04:01 AM »

Here are some yarns I've felted with and my thoughts on each:

Noro Kureyon - The colors are gorgeous, of course, it's why people buy the yarn, but it can be a chore to felt, and it does not felt up into a thick dense fabric a lot of the time. 

Cascade 220 - a good felting workhorse, but if you want no stitch definition once your project is shrunk to size this is not the yarn to choose.

Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted - I like to felt with this yarn but a lot of others do not because the mohair content leaves it rather fuzzy looking in the end.  If you don't mind fuzzy, this is a good choice.  Good colors.

Patons Classic Merino - felts well and no stitch definition.

Patons SWS - also felts well with no stitch definition.

Brown Sheep Nature Spun - felts well with little stitch definition.
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