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 Noro Kochoran
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cbaum
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Posted - 12/17/2008 :  4:58:43 PM  Show Profile Send cbaum a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I have two skeins of kochoran. Will this yarn felt well? If yes, it there a tote pattern out there that would work well with this yarn?

Thanks!

Allie

Milinda
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Posted - 12/17/2008 :  8:36:33 PM  Show Profile Send Milinda a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ellie, this yarn has 50% wool and 30% angora. Usually, you need at least 85% feltable animal fiber to felt successfully. The only way you will know for sure is to felt a swatch.

That said, this particular yarn is so nice and rather spendy; are you sure you want to felt it?

As for having enough for a tote - 252 yards isn't a great deal - but you could search http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/felted_items.php and see what they have that might work for you in the line of totes and/or felted items.

M L
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Shelia
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Posted - 12/18/2008 :  12:40:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shelia's Homepage Send Shelia a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was given a felted bag made with Kochoran, and it felted very nicely. There is, however, a very, very visible angora halo on the felted material. I didn't like it on the outside of the bag and gave it a short "haircut" with scissors, so now it's more like a plush fabric. Hard to describe but very pretty. I left the inside long, and it's just like petting a bunny when I put my hand inside the bag.

HTH!

Shelia
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cbaum
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Posted - 12/18/2008 :  1:59:43 PM  Show Profile Send cbaum a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you both! I may try a felted bag with this yarn.

I'm not sure I would like the angora for anything wearable..

Allie
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