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onemorerow
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Posted - 04/03/2008 :  04:06:31 AM  Show Profile Send onemorerow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I see that Webs is having a sale on Cascade 220 and I was looking at beautiful heather colors on their site. Do heather colors felt?

LJ
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Posted - 04/03/2008 :  05:42:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Cascade 220 non-superwash wools felt great.Heathers included.

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onemorerow
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Posted - 04/03/2008 :  06:22:41 AM  Show Profile Send onemorerow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have only felted with Patons and Galway, and I wanted to try Cascades. Thanks for the info.
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Lanea
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Posted - 04/03/2008 :  07:49:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Like Linda, I've had good results with them too.

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CharRube
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Posted - 04/04/2008 :  9:46:17 PM  Show Profile Send CharRube a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just felted again with one of the heathers from Cascade 220. I love the way it felts and the color is even richer. CharRube
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Hulagirl
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174 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2008 :  3:52:10 PM  Show Profile Send Hulagirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
C220 felts great; the heathers will felt as well. I personally like using 1 strand C220 and 1 strand Galway as a combo and then felting.
With C220 sometimes I found that I had to run it through the washer twice to get my item felted to the point I liked it. Galway seems
to felt a little faster. Both give good results. Also,
Smiley's yarns (there is a website) has a yarn called 'pandabale'
(I think)which I used several years ago....this stuff felts
beautifully!!
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Hulagirl
Chatty Knitter

174 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2008 :  3:53:47 PM  Show Profile Send Hulagirl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
C220 felts great; the heathers will felt as well. I personally like using 1 strand C220 and 1 strand Galway as a combo and then felting.
With C220 sometimes I found that I had to run it through the washer twice to get my item felted to the point I liked it. Galway seems
to felt a little faster. Both give good results. Also,
Smiley's yarns (there is a website) has a yarn called 'pandabale'
(I think)which I used several years ago....this stuff felts
beautifully!!
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Bristolknits
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USA
173 Posts

Posted - 04/10/2008 :  05:33:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bristolknits's Homepage Send Bristolknits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, the Cascade heathers felt very well. I just finished a bag using some of the beige toned heathers and i was pleased with the lack of stitch definition. I did find after felting that the heathers were "fuzzier" than the non-heather cascade.

My wishlist: Cascade Paints in brighter, more vibrant colors.

Carol in Vermont

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