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« on: March 08, 2013 02:31:21 PM »

Can I felt a knitted object that's 30% wool and 70% acrylic or would that just not work? I'm only looking for a light felting effect, and have this gorgeous yarn that would look even more amazing slightly felted......

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013 05:25:53 AM »

It would felt mildly, but I wonder if evenly.  Even in commercial blend, there may be more wool in one place in the yarn then in another.  Do you have enough yarn to do a small test swatch?  Doesn't have to be big, just a simple 3x3 square would be sufficient to see the end result.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2013 12:15:54 PM »

thanks, I ended up test swatching it and it was an odd result, baggy in a blob in the middle, but tight all aorund.... so I decided to just knit as normal and ignore the idea of felting. but good to know for the future Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013 05:38:10 AM »

I know I'm a little late, but just wanted to share my experiences with felting sweaters. I buy a lot of them from thrift stores for craft projects, and I always try to get sweaters with a wool/animal fiber content of at least 75%. I think I read a few numbers on various sites, but that is the rule of thumb I go with. I've gotten some really nice results from felting sweaters in the 75-100% wool content.
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