Yarn for felting

I have a new pattern for a felted bag. The pattern calls for 9 skeins of Classic Loft 100% wool yarn. This would make the cost of the bag over $100. Does anyone have a suggestion for a wool yarn I could use as a substitute that would be nice but not as costly?

I have seen some nice felting yarn on line. I don’t know if I should use worsted weight or bulky in place of the Classic Loft. This is my first felting project> Help!!!

I’ve had excellent results with Paton’s Classic Wool. It’s worsted weight.

Most animal fibers will felt, but make sure they are [U]not[/U] superwash. I’ve also had good luck with Patons Classic Wool for felting. :thumbsup:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes felts like a dream.

I’m currently working on felted slippers using KP’s Wool of the Andes.

I love cascade 220!

I looked on Yarndex and Classic loft is a bulky weight yarn single ply.

Oh yeah, I’ve also used WOTA and Cascade 220, both of them felt really well, too!

To be honest, I use Lion Wool a lot for felting. It’s pretty inexpensive and felts up quickly.

thanks everyone. I know what to do now!!!

Wool of the Andes is only $1.99-2.19/50 gram ball.

I like Patons and LionWool for felting, but they’re a tad more expensive–unless you have to pay for shipping at Knitpicks–I always try to get up a $50 order for the free shipping.