Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
nicoleheather
1st Leg of the Journey
 
nicoleheather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 106
Thanks: 223
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
Soy wool yarn
Hi,
I just bought 3 GORGEOUS skeins of Patons SWS (soy wool stripes) in a pinky beige. I am thinking about making a purse, but I want to felt it. Will this yarn felt? It's 70% wool and 30% soy. I haven't felted anything before, but I keep reading that it needs to be 100% wool. Any input is appreciated.
Thanks!
Nicole
nicoleheather is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 01-13-2008, 02:14 PM   #2
kaytee
1st Leg of the Journey
 
kaytee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: California
Posts: 111
Thanks: 51
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Send a message via AIM to kaytee
Yeah, it needs to be 100% wool
__________________
OTN: Socks, Mary Jane Slippers

kaytee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,244 Times in 1,838 Posts
The soy part won't felt. If it was wool and alpaca, it would felt, but at different textures, most likely.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 02:52 PM   #4
boo1
Turning the Heel
 
boo1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 905
Thanks: 579
Thanked 149 Times in 115 Posts
I've heard that SWS felts really well but I haven't >>>
tried felting it.

Why not make a swatch and see?
__________________
OTN: Too much stuff that isn't getting finished before something else is started......




boo1
boo1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 03:47 PM   #5
feministmama
Instepping Out
 
feministmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: PDX
Posts: 3,674
Thanks: 310
Thanked 262 Times in 186 Posts
It does felt. You can still see some stitch definition but it does get "fuller." I didn't do my felting project very well though so I would recommend watching it closely. Pull it out every 5minutes and check on it.
__________________
Favorite Bumper Stickers:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
War doesn't determine who is right: It determines who is left
-That's OK, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway....
-I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Reading: Barbara Kingsolver
Knitting: socks


I'm Femmy on Ravelry
feministmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 03:52 PM   #6
mom2hancj
Ribbing the Cuff
 
mom2hancj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Thanks: 41
Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
Anyone else had experience with felting it? I have some on the way and thinking about doing a felting project with it also.
__________________
Angie

OTN: dress for a friend's little girl, playfood

In Line: shorties for a trade, fruits and veggies for a swap, stuff to stock on my store, and then sweater for dd


mom2hancj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 03:56 PM   #7
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,336
Thanks: 1,682
Thanked 8,796 Times in 7,157 Posts
Originally Posted by nicoleheather View Post
Hi,
I just bought 3 GORGEOUS skeins of Patons SWS (soy wool stripes) in a pinky beige. I am thinking about making a purse, but I want to felt it. Will this yarn felt?
Yeah, it felts. It felts like crazy so watch it carefully during the process. It appeared to me that the soy even felted..there was NO stitch definition left. It goes pretty fast, too.
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #8
sue in canada
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,288
Thanks: 838
Thanked 1,871 Times in 1,270 Posts
I made a bag with it. It felts well and very quickly. I will try to find a picture. Here it is. Still needs button to finish.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/...6d4b198785.jpg

Last edited by sue in canada : 01-13-2008 at 06:00 PM. Reason: Picture link added
sue in canada is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 06:26 PM   #9
nicoleheather
1st Leg of the Journey
 
nicoleheather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 106
Thanks: 223
Thanked 14 Times in 11 Posts
I will try felting a swatch first
I've heard of a stovetop method of felting, but I can't remember the specifics of how to do it. My problem is, I only have access to a laundrymat washing machine, so I can't control the cycle times. Anyone ever felted without a washing machine? Sounds weird, I know...
__________________
Nicole

FOs-
Queen Silvia Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia
Something Red
Ingenue

WIPs-
Ivy Wrap Sweater
Celtic Pullover
Leyburn Socks

I'm nicoleheather on Ravelry, too!
nicoleheather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2008, 07:52 PM   #10
mhansen
Turning the Heel
 
mhansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Springfield, Oregon
Posts: 629
Thanks: 156
Thanked 301 Times in 277 Posts
I felted some slippers using the kitchen sink and my hands. It didn't take very long and I liked being able to check it easily.
__________________
Mary



I'm Knittingmary at Ravelry

If I live to be 200 I will never get all those patterns that I have knitted!
mhansen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: wool yarn & others hortonx5 Buy/Sell/Swap 14 02-28-2014 11:24 AM
Re-Using Wool Yarn McKnitty General Knitting 5 03-27-2008 02:41 PM
Can wool yarn go bad? Knit1Drop1 General Knitting 9 07-03-2007 12:59 PM
Non-Pilling Wool Yarn? mari_13 General Knitting 6 02-03-2007 10:50 PM
wool yarn momwolf How-to Questions 4 07-20-2006 05:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:51 AM.