I want to make a pair of felted mittens and socks. I want them to be
windproof and durable for outdoor use. I am also interested learning
what yarn felts best. I am interested in objective reasoning behind
I found some interesting info.
In order to felt well, your fabric needs to have lots of space between
individual fibers. That means fluffy/puffy yarn and bigger-than-normal
stitches. A fluffy yarn is better than a tightly spun yarn, and a
single ply or roving yarn is best of all (in terms of feltability).
Also dyeing / bleaching affects the softness and felting. I think
undyed single ply worsted/bulky yarn would felt best. So far I have
only found one from 100purewool. Is there any other option? Can you
tell me if a single ply or a 3 ply makes any difference in a felted
fabric? Will 3 ply felt pill less after felting? Will it be as soft as single ply after felting?
I can get 100purewool for $6.8/skeins including shipping but i have to buy 25min.
I have also been told that more expensive yarns make no difference in a felted product but I cannot find ANY other yarn for a lower price when I factor in the shipping cost to India. Let me know if there is any.