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« on: December 23, 2008 06:51:20 PM »

Hi guys!

I have kind of a lame question for you. I'd like to start making a lot of felted stuff, but uh, I hate doing sc over and over again so I'd like to work with chunky yarn as opposed to worsted (and I'll be making a lot of purses, so they could probably use the added thickness for stability). However, I cannot seem to find chunky wool yarn ANYWHERE around here and there's so many resources on the 'net it's beyond intimidating. So I'm taking the easy way out and asking you guys for your favorite chunky feltable yarns  Grin Thanks a lot and happy holidays!
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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2008 08:55:03 AM »

i don't recall the name but at the local Michael's store they had some...

i also read that you can use two strands of the thinner yarn to create a bulky-style look and feel Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2008 06:16:37 PM »

You could also check to see if you have a Walmart or AC Moore near you for yarn sources.  I also love to go online to Herrschners.com for yarns I can't find at the store!
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 07:13:04 AM »

If you want to felt, you'll have to use a chunky wool that isn't acrylic. I'd suggest maybe Berroco Cuzco, which is thicker than worsted (though not quite bulky) (it's 50% wool/50% alpaca). Or you could double up a worsted yarn and crochet with two strands.
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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008 01:15:52 PM »

Brown Sheep Lamb's pride Bulky or their Burly Spun which is super bulky! And both felt wonderfully.
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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2008 03:47:53 PM »

Thanks guys! I actually found some 100% wool marked down from 8 or 9 dollars a hank to 3.99 at webs.com Smiley
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