Felting yarn


#1

I’m going to try my hand at felting. I have a bunch of stash in 100% wool to use up but I have a question: Lamb’s Pride is 85% wool, 15% Mohair. Does anyone know if this combo will felt? The pattern I’m using is free on Ravelry; Beginner Felted Bag by Jennifer Jakubec.


#2

Sound like fun! According to Lamb’s Pride, this wool/mohair combination is fine for felting.
http://www.brownsheep.com/yarns/lambs-pride/


#3

Thank you @salmonmac! I’m also using different weights of yarn so I’m thinking I should go up a couple of needle sizes when I change to a super bulky yarn?


#4

The pattern is written for 2 strands of worsted weight on the size 11 needle. Two strands of ww is approximately equal to a bulky to super bulky yarn. Maybe you should consider that when thinking about needle size.


#5

Ok, got it! I’ve started the bag with worsted weight held double on size 11 but considering bulky and super bulky ball bands usually call for a 13, 15, 17, I’m thinking of going up for a looser fabric to felt.


#6

That’s really up to you and your preference as to the felted fabric. You could always try out a swatch.


#7

I’ll post a pic of the FO when completed :wink: Thank you for your advice​:+1:t2: