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cara
10-28-2006, 04:04 PM
Hi all,

I have never felted anything before, and I've got a skein (200yrds) of pure wool in a gorgeous Egg Plant color. It is 2 ply and reccomended needle size of 5mm.

Any suggestions for a simple but wearable first felting project? Or at least a useful one?

Thanks!

Cara

Jan in CA
10-28-2006, 04:33 PM
I'm not sure that would be enough to make something wearable that is felted. Felting shrinks up the fabric a lot.

Look through here and to see if anything catches your eye. There are several patterns that look like they use a small amount of yarn.
Knitting Pattern Central - Felted Items (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/felted_items.php)

JLC
10-28-2006, 05:07 PM
A small purse or something like that?

Lisa Kay
10-28-2006, 07:44 PM
Felted Knits (http://www.amazon.com/Felted-Knits-Beverly-Galeskas/dp/1931499330/sr=8-1/qid=1162078704/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-6604688-6680156?ie=UTF8&s=books) by Beverly Galeskas is a great resource! It has a wide variety of patterns and includes a lot of good information about felting.

I just finished a trivet that was super quick and easy to make. :happydance: It was my first experience with felting, and very fun!

Georgiasmama
10-28-2006, 07:52 PM
my first knitting project was a felted little mini purse/bag.

but I used two different colors, and actually double knitted. I think the one would have been enough if I wanted it super small.

Cristy
10-29-2006, 08:52 AM
you could always make something like an ipod case or little change purse...

cara
10-29-2006, 10:21 AM
I think I found what I am going to do and I think I have just enough yarn to do it.

either this (http://magazines.ivillage.com/countryliving/decorate/projects/articles/0,,284635_677780-5,00.html) one

or this (http://www.klynchdesigns.com/page44.html) one

My group of friends all enjoy wine, and we are doing a gift exchange this winter. It would also make a suitable hostess gift for the upcoming holiday season. I will be sure to trim it with something pretty too.

Thanks all for your suggestions!