[HNW] wool cap refuses to felt

Lois Perry perrylj at ns.sympatico.ca
Tue Apr 12 03:35:31 PDT 2005

When you wash it add a cup of vinegar to help set the colour


Carolyn Kayta Barrows wrote:

>> 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.
> More later.
>        CarolynKayta Barrows
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