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Topic: Question: so what if I wanted my fluffy bunny slippers to shrink?  (Read 1196 times)
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« on: October 29, 2006 06:42:57 AM »

Pattern and guage swatch be damned, my slippers are just too big for me, which means they'll be too big for my sister, who would be their Christmas recipient.

The pattern says the fulling/felting process will not shrink them. Is there anything I can do that will? ie- hot water, excessive agitation, ?
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006 02:23:10 PM »

Part of those slippers is 100% wool, right?  I made another slipper with fun fur and 100% wool held together, and although it took more than one wash cycle, they did shrink.  I put other clothes in, laundry soap, whatever the highest agitation cycle was, and hot water until they shrunk up the way I wanted.  I say give it a go and see what happens!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006 07:38:31 PM »

I found with the directions given, the back of the slipper fell right off my foot -- more like a flip-flop than a slipper.  So, I went back and put more decreases in the edge around the opening. 
I also felt the top of the slipper came too far up my foot -- I have kinda high insteps -- so I made the top a few stitches shorter than given in the directions. 

These aren't shrinking ideas, but they helped make the slippers feel a little more svelte than sloppy, IMO. 
Like DisneyFan said the yarn should shrink if you felt it. 
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