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Topic: Felted tops for kids: are these knitted?  (Read 330 times)
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nducho
« on: February 24, 2006 09:25:27 AM »

I love-love-love these designs http://pip-squeakchapeau.com/ (click on felt). 

I'd like to make something similar.  Do you think that these were knitted first to make the felt and then cut out to make the outfits?  What kind of yarn would turn into soft felt so that a kid wouldn't be boethered by the scratchiness of the fabric?

Thanks from a first time poster
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eja615
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006 12:06:29 PM »

Welcome to craftster!

The description says "hand made felt" which makes me think that it was felt that was made with wool roving, rather than a knitted garment that was then fulled.  Merino produces a very soft and not-at-all scratchy fabric.  There's a forum on craftster devoted to feltmaking, I suggest you look there for resources, etc.  It's really fun to make felt yourself.  I just learned how last month. 

but, you could also produce something similar by knitting and then fulling the sweater in the washing machine.  You would have to make sure that your shrinkage calculations were spot-on, so that you don't end up with a doll sweater (I think we've all accidentally made one of those!).

You could also contact the designer of those adorable outfits.  I'm sure they would be happy to tell you how they were constructed.

Good luck!
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