View Full Version : some wool blends do felt & free purse pattern

01-06-2006, 07:38 PM
ok, it's not the best free purse pattern. I just wanted to illustrate that some wool blend yarns DO felt and create really interesting textured fabrics.

I subscribe to Berroco's free newsletter and occasionally they send out news of new yarns or new free patterns. This latest free pattern uses Medley and when felted, the wool shrinks and scrunches up the non-feltable fibers. Really neat effect: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/toshiko/toshiko.html

Of course, you could create this effect yourself by carrying along a nonfelting yarn with a strand of felting wool, but I think it's kind of cool there are yarns out there that you can just buy a skein of and add to accent your project.

I also subscribe to YarnMarkets NL and they are quite chatty. I really like this purse - wish I could afford the yarn it's made from! http://www.yarnmarket.com/yarn/Cherry_Tree_Hill_Free-Silken_Mohair_Market_Bag_Free-2266.html There's also a free shawl pattern using this yarn - purty!

They also link to a worthy cause :thumbsup: : http://www.sushiesque.com/adorablog/2005/11/how_to_knit_a_s.html


01-14-2006, 01:21 PM
Carol --

Great bags! I've used Lion Brand's Landscapes yarn in a felting project before, and it felts up very much like the Berroco you referenced. It's pretty cool!

And clicking that last link ... well ... need I say more?


01-14-2006, 02:02 PM
Yeah really nice bags! Thanks! And what a cute cute cute picture.
Oh dear, are we supposed to knit penguin sweaters now????
Hmmmmmmmmmm They really do that!?

01-14-2006, 02:04 PM
Vic --

I think the penguin sweater campaign is over. Not to worry! :-)

01-14-2006, 02:14 PM
I :heart: the hiroko bag! That is totally my style. I'm gonna have to put that on my "to do" list. Oh no. ANOTHER project.