[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt
Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at frys.com
Tue Apr 12 00:27:11 PDT 2005
>What kind of yarn did you use? Because it sounds like Superwash, which
>means it's been treated to not shrink or felt.
The yarn is slightly overspun single-ply, possibly done by a Navajo, bought
on their Reservation, no label.
Not only will it not felt, it won't shrink either. I knitted it too big so
it would shrink to fit, so it's unwearably large right now. If I wore it
like it is, a gust of wind would send it right into the Bay.
I've tried boiling it so it moved around with the bubbling water, I tried
agitating it with a spoon while it was boiling, and I tried squishing it
between my hands to get most of the water out after boiling and before
putting it into the dryer last night. Tonight it's still damp, so I guess
it refused to dry too. Tonight I think I'll try it in the washer on hot
wash, cold rinse. It still sheds much black dye (the least of my worries),
but I have some black stuff I can wash it with.
dollmaker, fibre artist, textillian
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