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Old 03-17-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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I have some katia Azteca yarn. It states 50% Wool and 50% Acrylic on the label.
Can this yarn be used for felting?
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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I don't think it will because it has acrylic in it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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I would say 'not' as well.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:30 PM   #4
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:53 AM   #5
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You could to some thing with it where the pattern might be hidded by felting.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:24 AM   #6
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my understanding is that it has to be 75 or 80% wool for it to felt
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #7
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I'm pretty sure it needs to be 100% animal fiber in order for it to felt and then some whites will not felt

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I was recently knitting something with some yarn that was 85% wool/ 15% silk. It said hand wash on the label. I wanted to see how or if it would felt so I knit a swatch and tossed it in the washer and dryer with a load of laundry. It didn't do a thing..did not felt at all. I've heard of other yarn that was supposed to be washable wool that felted a bit. I seriously doubt it will do anything, but best thing to do is make a swatch and test it.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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Paton's SWS is 70% wool and it felts really well, and I've heard that some yarns that are 50% will. What you can do is knit a swatch and see what happens with yours.
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