HNW - fulled caps

Dick Eney dickeney at access.digex.net
Mon Sep 21 18:20:15 PDT 1998


On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Deborah Pulliam wrote:

> << I haven't tried fulling yarn yet so I don't know
> whether the wool shrinks in diameter as well as length.>>
> 
> The yarn actually gains a bit in diameter, as it shrinks in length, when
> wool is fulled (it fills out. Sorry, couldn't resist.)

So they must have been knitted originally from even finer yarn than it
seems now. Definitely no thicker than sock wool, for the average cap.
More and more I wonder whether that surviving Monmouth Cap was somebody's
practice piece while they were learning.

=Tamar

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