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trinafactor
« on: January 10, 2006 09:40:38 PM »

I recently made this tote and felted today, I really like how felting completely alters the look of a knit piece! I used Paton's Classic Merino yarn instead of the Brown Sheep, which I can't find anywhere really. I think the handles looks a little wierd, like they didn't felt enough. I may run it one more time.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006 10:33:47 PM »

I love that color combo!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2006 06:07:41 AM »

That color combo is awesome!

You can totally manipulate the shape of the handles while it is still wet.  It is just like blocking, but you can be rougher with it because felted knits are tougher.  I was pretty rough with my Sophie bags.

Or you can try re-felting it.  You can felt by hand with hot water, some dish detergent (I use Dawn), and one of those wire racks one uses to cool cookies off.  Just put it in the water, and rub with the wire rack where you want it felted more.  It worked on an old sweater that felted unevenly.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006 06:34:52 AM »

When I made this tote a couple years ago (it was my first felting project) I found that the handles totally needed to be felted again. The shape was a little weird, plus they got a little stretched out and droopy because I went for a pretty light felting the first time around. Now they're great and I'm still using the tote to store my knitting in.

I love your colour choices, by the way.
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trinafactor
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2006 07:06:11 AM »

Thanks for the tips people! I think I may try to refelt the handles a little bit.
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