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11-14-2008, 04:08 PM
I have a new pattern for a felted bag. The pattern calls for 9 skeins of Classic Loft 100% wool yarn. This would make the cost of the bag over $100. Does anyone have a suggestion for a wool yarn I could use as a substitute that would be nice but not as costly?

I have seen some nice felting yarn on line. I don't know if I should use worsted weight or bulky in place of the Classic Loft. This is my first felting project> Help!!!

11-14-2008, 04:13 PM
I've had excellent results with Paton's Classic Wool. It's worsted weight.

Jan in CA
11-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Most animal fibers will felt, but make sure they are not superwash. I've also had good luck with Patons Classic Wool for felting. :thumbsup:

11-14-2008, 06:21 PM
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes felts like a dream.

11-14-2008, 06:27 PM
I'm currently working on felted slippers using KP's Wool of the Andes.

11-14-2008, 06:28 PM
I love cascade 220!

11-14-2008, 06:29 PM
I looked on Yarndex and Classic loft is a bulky weight yarn single ply.

Jan in CA
11-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Oh yeah, I've also used WOTA and Cascade 220, both of them felt really well, too!

11-14-2008, 11:21 PM
To be honest, I use Lion Wool a lot for felting. It's pretty inexpensive and felts up quickly.

11-15-2008, 05:06 PM
thanks everyone. I know what to do now!!!!!

Lisa R.
11-15-2008, 08:07 PM
Wool of the Andes is only $1.99-2.19/50 gram ball.

I like Patons and LionWool for felting, but they're a tad more expensive--unless you have to pay for shipping at Knitpicks--I always try to get up a $50 order for the free shipping.