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« on: October 23, 2008 04:18:46 PM »

Hello all,

Recently I saw an absolutely gorgeous scarf on Etsy...unfortunatel y I can't afford it, so I thought I might attempt to make one. It was a felted scarf with knit wrist cuffs attached to the ends. It looked like the scarf was felted to the cuffs (the cuffs have not been felted, look to be an acrylic yarn). I didn't see any obvious stitches so I assume they weren't sewn together. How would I go about attaching a felted piece to a knit piece? I have some skill with knitting but not much experience with felting, although I'm pretty sure I understand the wet-felting process.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008 04:33:59 PM »

 well..if you have a photo that would be awesome to kinda get a sense of what you are looking at..however with fulling you use animal fibers to knit and I use the washing machine though I know some that use their hands to agitate the knit to full..

 there are some great yarns out there and for the most part they usually say great for felting..so thatll help tons because once you hit the yarn section it can get very overwhelming..

 lets see..the stitch doesnt really matter as once you full the stitches become unnoticable..

 I would love to see a photo though.

good luck Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 09:04:17 PM »

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12301695

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Smitten - only the main body of the scarf  is felted and looks to be flat wet-felted, the cuffs are knit and not felted. That's my dilemma...how to get the felted scarf attached to the non-felted knit cuff without sewing lol It doesn't look as though it's been sewn anyway...not sure though.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008 12:09:38 AM »

Well, in the description, it says that it's 100% wool.  If that's true, then you could needle felt the knitted cuffs to the felted scarf.  Probably knit a bit extra on to the cuffs, then overlap it on the inside of the scarf and needle felt it.  At least, that's how I'd try. Tongue

The idea is really pretty awesome, though -- I want one now! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008 04:23:13 AM »

I would think that its hand sewn together the way the cuf looks attached to the scarf in some of the photos..but if not I would guess very careful agitation and wet felting .. knit all the way and circular knit the cuffs..

thats just my assumption..I am sure others have an easier thought process..

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2008 12:36:13 PM »

you can also make the wet felted part first, and then 'cast on,' or start knitting or crocheting attaching your stitches to the felt.

i've seen this combination in several japanese craft books. i haven't tried it yet myself, but it definitely has the wet felting first, and then the knitting/crocheting second. 

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008 11:21:55 PM »

The way I would do this is:  As the cast on and bind off rows on the scarf, I would use a nonfelting yarn, *cotton, acrylic, nylon, etc.* and do the rest of the scarf in wool.  After fulling it, you can unravel the cast on and bind off rows, leaving holes which you can use to pick up the stitches for your cuffs.

I hope I was clear on that... it's too late for me to be posting =
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