Re: [logan2knits] question for you...
I haven't felted cashmere, but I found some articles that discuss it online:
It looks like it's certainly possible . . . most of the articles I came
across felted it on accident, and then were surprised by the super soft
results. I hope this helps! Maybe someone has some firsthand knowledge,
but I thought this might give you a head start!
On 2/9/06, blindlemonbolton <denisebolton@...> wrote:
> Have you guys done a lot of felting? Here's my question: Can you felt
> I know this sounds obnoxious but this is what I'm thinking... I have
> this obsession with recycling yarn which has so far only manifested
> with me going out and buying all sorts of old sweaters and then
> folding them on top of my yarn drawer without actually unwinding them
> or knitting them into anything. Well, once again today, I found
> myself in my local thrift shop, and once again I found a couple of
> lovely sweaters that I want to turn into something else. One is very
> finely knit, with big flowers embroidered over it, and I don't want to
> actually unwind it; I just want to cut a big square out of it and make
> that into one half of a cushion cover. The second sweater is a very
> similar colour to the first and is amazingly enough another 100%
> cashmere find. I thought I could just cut it up and make the second
> half of the cushion cover out of it, and then there would be one side
> that is all pretty and a second side that is all soft for laying your
> head against (ah!). However, the knitted cashmere is pretty stretchy,
> and I thought that felting it might make it less stretchy but still
> might retain its softness. That's why I'm asking...
> I am totally ready to believe that this is all just crazy talk, and
> that I should just find a happy recipient for the sweater (although
> it's a small, dark grey, shapeless, styleless turtleneck and its
> softness is really the only thing it has going for it) OR my other
> thought was that I could maybe sew it into a few luxurious soft
> pouches like the knitted ones in Last Minute Knitted Gifts and use
> them for gift bags (I really like that idea too...). Anyway, there's
> certainly no unwinding possible here- this thing was machine knitted
> with thread!
> Any thoughts on felting, fellow knitters?
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