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Rakuqueen
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USA
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  06:06:40 AM  Show Profile Send Rakuqueen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My DD in college many miles away called and told me she had an emergency! My heart did a flip, while I asked her waht it was. Her felted clogs have a hole in them and could I make her a new pair. This is not an emergency but an opportunity to use some of my yarn. My question, I have 2 skeins of pattons wool and one skein of a verigated galway wool I had planned on making into a kitty pi for my other DD. I was going to use the solid for the soles and the other for the tops. Do you think I'll have enough? Thanks for your help.

Jane

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Panhandle Jane
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USA
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  06:35:13 AM  Show Profile Send Panhandle Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would be concerned that they may not felt at the same rate.

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Consuelo
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  1:32:51 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well,if you are making a size 6 you need 500 yards; if you are making a size 8 you need 540 yards; and if you are making a size 10 you need 580 yards; cuffs are about 50 yards... just like the pattern says :-D

You'll need to figure out what the yardage in those skeins are before you proceed. The label of each skein should solve the mystery.

Consuelo
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Consuelo
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  1:35:35 PM  Show Profile Send Consuelo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
forgot to mention: if you do both soles of the same yarn, the instep the same yarn, you shouldn't have any problem felting.

Consuelo
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mertle
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Posted - 02/15/2011 :  7:15:23 PM  Show Profile Send mertle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As to felting at the same rate, there should be no problem. I've used Paton's & Galway (my top 2 favorite wools for felting) together quite a few times with excellent results.

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Shalee
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Posted - 02/16/2011 :  11:52:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I assume you don't have any of the original yarn so you could needle felt a repair. Save some, even if it is scraps, this time. Better safe than sorry!

I'm in the middle of making the Natural Comfort Felt Slippers from Fiber Trends. This will be my first felted project and all I can say is that felting is based on BLIND FAITH! Oh my, do they currently look weird!

Sharon in NW PA
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kbshee
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Posted - 02/16/2011 :  3:56:43 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I just did these during the Super Bowl and did them with two different types of wool (Cascade 220 for the soles and Manos for the tops). It took about 250/260 yards in Manos for the tops (making a ladies' large).


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Rakuqueen
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USA
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Posted - 02/17/2011 :  4:09:31 PM  Show Profile Send Rakuqueen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Why would I save any yarn!! It is just an excuse to knit some more. This will be her third pair in about 6 years. I have made one and started the other today. Don't think I'll felt them until we see her in about a week. I did wind the yarn for my other DD's sweater. It's a 2 day trip, so I can get quite a bit done.

Jane

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