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03-17-2009, 05:56 PM
I have some katia Azteca yarn. It states 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic on the label.
Can this yarn be used for felting?

03-17-2009, 06:06 PM
I don't think it will because it has acrylic in it.

03-17-2009, 06:09 PM
I would say 'not' as well.

Jan in CA
03-17-2009, 07:30 PM

03-18-2009, 12:53 AM
You could to some thing with it where the pattern might be hidded by felting.

03-18-2009, 09:24 AM
my understanding is that it has to be 75 or 80% wool for it to felt

03-18-2009, 09:44 AM
I'm pretty sure it needs to be 100% animal fiber in order for it to felt and then some whites will not felt :thumbsup:

Here (http://www.pickupsticksonline.com/felting/index.php#4)is a felting 101 guide

Jan in CA
03-18-2009, 12:02 PM
I was recently knitting something with some yarn that was 85% wool/ 15% silk. It said hand wash on the label. I wanted to see how or if it would felt so I knit a swatch and tossed it in the washer and dryer with a load of laundry. It didn't do a thing..did not felt at all. I've heard of other yarn that was supposed to be washable wool that felted a bit. I seriously doubt it will do anything, but best thing to do is make a swatch and test it.

03-18-2009, 12:36 PM
Paton's SWS is 70% wool and it felts really well, and I've heard that some yarns that are 50% will. What you can do is knit a swatch and see what happens with yours.