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Old 07-24-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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European alternative to Caron Felt It?
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I want to make the Cyberseam's Felted Tote bag which uses Caron Felt-it yarn. None of my European on-line shops seem to stock it and was wondering if any of the Europe-based knitters here could suggest an alternative. The cost of postage from the US makes buying it from there a bit pricey.

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Old 07-24-2009, 06:48 AM   #2
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you can use any 100% wool that's available. You want to make sure it hasn't been treated to be machine washable, or else it won't felt.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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Yes, just use an aran/heavy worsted wool yarn and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:33 PM   #4
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I've seen something German, I think called Fizz or Filtz or something, I think if you do a search for felt on ravelry's yarn page and exclude yarnies (hand spun) it gives you a list of stuff designed for felting
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Thank you all - Lucy you are a mine of information
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #6
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you know they have that stuff in a shop in town, next time I'm in I'll look at what they call it cos it's bugging me now that I can't remember.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #7
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I think it might have beenAnchor Wash and Filz-It, I saw it on Ebay
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