View Full Version : feltable???

02-10-2006, 11:47 PM
I know this sounds funny to all of you experienced knitters but what is a feltable yarn?? :thinking: I know what felt is so I'm guessing it is a yarn that once washed and dryed feels like felt. Am I correct? If so or even if I'm not right what is a good brand of feltable yarn. Also any patterns that come out nice when worked with feltable yarn?

02-10-2006, 11:51 PM
Felting is taking hand wash only wool and washing it in the washer and dryer. And yes it does feel like felt :)

I'd say go with Knitpicks WOTA(wool of the andies). Alot of people say that's great to use when felting, but I havn't tried it yet. :)

02-11-2006, 12:09 AM
Thank you ;) I sorta was right :happydance: I will definitely give it a try at a later point in time. However I'm kind of busy right now with the preemie hats :XX:

02-11-2006, 12:18 AM
You can use any hand wash yarn to felt with. Although I heard that lighter colors like light tans and whites don't felt well... I don't know why though :??

Just make sure that the wool says hand wash only and you'll be good to go!

And I think that you can only felt with animal hairs...