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onemorerow
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Posted - 03/18/2008 :  04:23:29 AM  Show Profile Send onemorerow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just bought some Noro Kuryeon wool yarn to make a small felt bowl. Love the colors, hope it felts well. But, I was wondering are there any other good variegated wools out there not so expensive?

NastiJ
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Posted - 03/18/2008 :  10:01:00 AM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Berroco has a yarn called "Jasper" described as:
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a fine merino wool roving spun of pre-dyed tops and engineered to create a unique self-striping effect when knit. Its 8 fascinating striated colorways are reminiscent of its namesake stone, picture jasper. The colors seem to intensify when felted. Its soft hand and even stitch quality make it a favorite yarn for wool and natural fiber connoisseurs


MSRP about the same price as Noro Kuryeon, but it's available on eBay for less.

Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck
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Bristolknits
Chatty Knitter

USA
173 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2008 :  3:05:02 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bristolknits's Homepage Send Bristolknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello,
Here's a new varigated yarn that I discovered
Kaleidescope by Elegant Yarns.
http://www.elegantyarn.com/index0.asp?cid=321&loid=Kaleidoscope
If you can't order from them I think someone on ebay sells it. (Yarntree House)
There is a picture on my knitting blog of a bowl I knit with this yarn.
I find that for bowls if using worsted you need to double it.
Doubling Kureyon can be a chore....but the Kaleidescope was pretty easy match colors to double. More about it on my blog.

I used Jasper to felt some small pocket style bags and it felted beautifully. Again it would need doubling for a bowl to stand up on its own.

Carol in Vermont
http://vtknitter.blogspot.com

Carol in Vermont

http://vtknitter.blogspot.com
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purlthis
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Posted - 03/18/2008 :  3:09:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't miss Plymouth's Boku. It's similar to the Noro in colors, but less expensive. I heart ALL Plymouth yarns, I swear.

Rachel
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knittingrunner
Seriously Hooked

USA
809 Posts

Posted - 03/18/2008 :  7:39:40 PM  Show Profile Send knittingrunner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Manukanu Yarns "Charisma" 10 ply aran distributed by Valley yarns is a beautifully varigated yarn from WEBS.
It felts wonderfully and so far doesn't pill at all.
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Felted-Bag
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640 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2008 :  5:19:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Felted-Bag's Homepage Send Felted-Bag a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was just flapping my lips in the general felting discussion about Lisa Souza's Big Wool -- a hand painted yarn. Itfelts like a dream! and the colors are great.
http://www.lisaknit.com/yarn/animalfibers/heavy-worsted.htm
Check out her all colors page if you don't see the color you want. Then email her about doing some for you in your color. She's done that for me.


Felted-Bag
www.felted-bags.com
www.heritagerecipes.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/felted-bags/
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knits_for_preemies
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Posted - 04/19/2008 :  5:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit knits_for_preemies's Homepage Send knits_for_preemies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Cascade 220 has what they call "paints" now.

http://www.cascadeyarns.com/cascade-220Paints.asp

Barbara

www.southernfriedknittin.blogspot.com
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jtamsn
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USA
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Posted - 04/20/2008 :  06:11:31 AM  Show Profile Send jtamsn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just bought some Plymouth Boku from Pattenworks, got a couple of free patterns with it. One pattern was for a small felted purse. I havent used it yet, but I'm expecting it will work well. I agree with Rachel about Plymouth yarns, very reliable and reasonable.
judy

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