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Old 10-06-2008, 08:08 AM   #1
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Need yarn suggestion
Can anyone point me to a yarn the felts thick that is easy on the budget. It will be used for felted clogs and they need to have thick bottoms.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:29 AM   #2
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Have you looked at Brown Sheep yarns?
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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When I made the felted clogs I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. I held two strands together...also Paton's Classic Merino Wool is a good felting yarn...again just hold 2 strands together
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That is what I did too, I held two strands together using Paton's Mernio.
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:25 AM   #5
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I use Cascade 220 for all my clogs. They turned out really comfy. I believe Michaels now sells a lot of feltable yarn that you could get with 40% off coupons, but I have never used any of it. I prefer the Cascade over other feltable wools b/c it isn't too hairy. Some yarns shed so much I feel like I am pulling a cat out of the washer.
How thick something felts is a matter of how thick the yarn is to begin with and how much you let it felt. The more you let it felt the thicker and smaller it will get.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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I've felted with Lion Brand Wool, Patons Classic Merino Wool and LB Fishermsns Wool.

I've never made clogs (yet! plan to!) but I expect with any of these you'd double up the yarn.
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