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G J
10-06-2007, 04:36 PM
What's the best (not too expensive) yarn to make felted potholders? I need reds, greens and golds. I know I'll need an all animal fiber. Any good deals out there that y'all can recommend? My friend is re-doing her kitchen and I thought it would be a nice gift, but I don't have tons of $$.

Braden
10-06-2007, 05:01 PM
Double stranded Wool of the Andes, from KnitPicks (http://www.knitpicks.com/).

roseybee
10-06-2007, 05:16 PM
I've had good experiences with Galway, available online or in your LYS.

Jan in CA
10-06-2007, 06:39 PM
Double stranded inexpensive worsted wool works just fine. I do recommend double stranding for sure though. I have a single and double stranded pot holder and the single strand doesn't work as well. I can feel the heat through it to the point that I really don't want to use it anymore.

G J
10-06-2007, 07:29 PM
Thanks for the input. I've been looking at KP WOTA in cranberry, fern and daffodil. Can anyone with a color card (or experience) tell me if these colors will look good together?

Does anyone have a link to a (free?) pattern or just simple instructions for potholders? I'd kind of like a basic color with stripes going AROUND it, rather than just stripes, but I'm not sure that will work with knitting. I don't know how to crochet....

Braden
10-06-2007, 08:01 PM
They go together, but double stranding for sure, like Jan said.

G J
10-06-2007, 08:48 PM
Okay! Thanks a bunch! I think I found a pattern at the KP website. (http://www.knitpicks.com/Hot+Out+of+the+Oven_PD50516220.html) Has anyone made these?

Edited to add: I just noticed that the pattern calls for KP WOTA BULKY. Will this work instead of plain WOTA double stranded?

G J
10-06-2007, 09:16 PM
Okay, I REALLY want this to be PRETTY for my friend. I can't decide which colors green and red would look best. There's only one yellow/gold. But which of the 7 reds and 6 greens really look GREAT with Daffodil??? Wish I had the color card, but I can't wait for that before I order. Am I best going with Fern and Cranberry or is there a better combo?

I don't think any of the color combos in WOTA BULKY will work, so I'm thinking double-stranded WOTA Worsted. I just need help with colors. Anyone with a color card willing to put in their $.02?

Jan in CA
10-07-2007, 12:56 AM
I think doubled WOTA worsted would work, but it doesn't say on that link if it uses double bulky. :think:

Anyway, I made a bag with cranberry and fern and it's gorgeous. The colors are opposite on the color wheel so they are complimentary.

Check here for more patterns under felted items and kitchen I think.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php