I made this purse, intending it to be a Christmas present for 14yo dd, except it’s a bust. I was following a LionBrand pattern for a striped felted tote using LionBrand Felting Wool. The felted size was supposed to be 14″ x 9″. I followed the pattern to a T, got gauge, blah blah blah.

A picture says a thousand words, so here’s a couple of thousand ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
Pre-felt:
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Post-felt:
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As you can see, it felted vertically just fine. It’s the horizontal part that didn’t work so great. Even the handles didn’t felt, they were worked horizontally (CO 7 and work in stockinette stitch until 35″ long). So obviously this “Felting Wool” doesn’t felt ‘down’ very well. I don’t think I can salvage this one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

If I were to use the rest of the LB FW I have I would need to cast on fewer stitches (making it less wide) to account for the lack of felting in that direction. Would that work?

*side rant- the stupid pattern said it would take three balls of each color and I used one of the green and one and a tiny bit of a second of the black.

I will say this, I will NEVER use LB FW for felting again. Has anyone else had similar issues with felting this yarn?

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