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« on: February 25, 2007 03:57:59 PM »

PLEASE HELP!

I knit a rectangle out of ...
Grey (50% Mohair, 31% Wool, 19% Acrylic) 
Red (I'm guessing 100% Acrylic, but I'm not sure)
I knit the two yarns together as one strand.

Then I added hot water, dish soap and rubbed it together for about 30 minutes.  Then I threw it in the washer and dryer.  This is the final result. 

I want to cut holes out of the fabric to create an iPod cover. I photoshopped the white shapes to show where the holes will be.

My question is...
Is this felted enough?  I held it up to the light so you can see the holes between stitches.  I'm afraid it will unravel if I cut it.  Any advise will be appreciated.



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knitdork
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007 04:11:34 PM »

I wouldn't cut it.

Acrylic doesn't felt.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007 04:21:35 PM »

Acrylic doesnt  felt BUT you have enough naturla fiber that if you felt it a bit more you will be fine, to be certain try so you dont see as much stitch definition, if cut things that had some acrylic with NO problem as long and you have a fair share of other stuf.. and you do! Cant wait to see results! :-D
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007 04:30:24 PM »


Ive only just started felting knitted wool, so I'm no expert but as you can still see through it I wouldn't say It was felted enough.

I actually put some knitted pieces in the in the machine last night one or two didn't come out as I hoped but the rest I was so pleased with.

Ive found to get a really good thick felt with a mohair mix its worked well putting it on a 40 degree wash twice.

I'm still amazed how it comes out and by how much it shrinks.

Good luck with your ipod cover  Smiley


 
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007 05:11:00 PM »

My vote would be not to cut it, but, if you wanted to save it, you could make it into a folder style Ipod case.  You could cut out a piece of acrylic felt half the size of the piece you have, and cut the holes into that, and sew it to the red piece.  I hope I am not being hopelessly confusing-hehe.
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007 06:57:12 PM »

Yikes, not sure you have enough wool in the yarn to felt it, but I am not a felting expert so take my info with a grain of salt.  I tried to felt something that was not 100% wool and it did not turn out. You may want to try it with some felting yarn like lion brand.  It looks great though and I love the color.

P.S. when you put it in the washer did you use a warm/cold cycle?  Also throwing jeans in helps with the felting process.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007 07:29:55 PM »


it is going for another swim right now in hot water.  i'll keep ya posted.
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