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Old 03-29-2007, 07:45 PM   #1
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Edit--KP's Shamrock Yarn
This is an edit---since the other 2 yarns I asked about didn't seem like they'd felt. Has anyone used/felted the Shamrock wool from Knit Picks? I'm just curious the colors/how they'd turn out knitted.

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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I think the booga wants a worsted weight yarn-- check out Wool of the Andes or Wool of the Andes hand dyed-- I've heard they felt quite well.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:43 PM   #3
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The Booga does need worsted weight. I made some of of KP's Wool of the Andes and it felts great.
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The pattern calls for worsted, but i knew someone who used a bulky weight and it turned out really well. You just have to use a larger (13 or 15) needle size.
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Thanks for the help! I just want some yarn that is decently priced (mainly because I'm a little tight on money right now, trying to pay a few loans ) but that has a pattern such as stripes.

Has anyone felted any of the red colors in the WOTA yarn? I might just buy a shade of red.

edit----or the Shamrock? I sort of like that one

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Old 03-30-2007, 12:30 PM   #6
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The WOTA reds felt beautifully! The colors are so deep and rich All of the WOTA colors are, actually.
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just stay away from the cherry blossom unless you are looking for bright vibrant hot hot pink.
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Originally Posted by SandraEllen
just stay away from the cherry blossom unless you are looking for bright vibrant hot hot pink.
Yes...it does pinkify a bit, doesn't it?
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Originally Posted by Angelia
The WOTA reds felt beautifully! The colors are so deep and rich All of the WOTA colors are, actually.
Do you have a personal favorite? With felting, does the color change that much? I guess because I've never done it, I don't really know what it would do

I'm debating between Firecracker Heather and the Black Cherry Heather. But I like that Iron Ore too. And a couple of the blues, like Blueberry & Winter Night.

So many decisions!


I just like the Shamrock because it has multiple colors, which I think would be fun for the Booga Bag.
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Originally Posted by Angelia
Originally Posted by SandraEllen
just stay away from the cherry blossom unless you are looking for bright vibrant hot hot pink.
Yes...it does pinkify a bit, doesn't it?
Yikes! Well then I'll stay away from that! I really like deep rich reds/blues/greens.
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