Felted Bowl
Originally uploaded by plainsight.

I finally got my hands on Southwest Trading Company’s new single strand roving-style yarn, Karaoke, thanks to a sample I received last week. It’s 50% wool, 50% soy silk, (100 meter/50g ball) and it felts beautifully. It’s also a dream to work with, smooth and soft prior to felting and it creates a thick fabric that would work well for hats, rugs and anything sculptural. Felting almost completely obscures the stitches. (It would be great for a throw rug!) I washed it twice and it shrank to less than half its size, and it keeps a bit of the soysilk sheen.

These photos don’t really do the bowl justice–I may shoot some more tomorrow with better light.


Felted Bowl
Originally uploaded by plainsight

Here’s a picture pre-felting. I love the shininess the soysilk adds.

Stay tuned, I’m creating a set of nested felted bowls and will have a pattern up here eventually.

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5 thoughts on “Yarn Review: Singing about Karaoke

  • September 20, 2005 at 6:54 am
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    that is absolutely gorgeous!! where where where were you able to find some of that yarn? i’ve even emailed to the company before —- i’m soo jealous
    beautiful bowl – would be a great pattern(s) submission for the calendar
    🙂

  • September 20, 2005 at 10:19 am
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    You can find it online–it’s about $9.00/ball. The yarn store I teach at in Takoma Park, Now and Then, is going to be carrying it starting in October.

  • October 10, 2005 at 5:04 am
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    That bowl is FANTASTIC!!

  • October 31, 2005 at 10:52 am
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    yarn is beautiful. When will you have the pattern. I would love to make one for my mom for Christmas.
    Have a Blessed Day
    Joy

  • November 2, 2005 at 7:50 pm
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    I should have the pattern by November 15th, since that’s the due date for the Crochet Pattern a Day calendar where it’s going to be published… I’ll also make it available here.

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