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01-08-2005
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re:felting -

Fill washing machine with economy/half load, hot water, a small amount of detergent, a towel or a pair of jeans [something to provide some agitation in the wash] and the bag. Run the wash cycle, checking every 10 minutes until the bag has felted to desired consistency. You should no longer be able to see the stitch definition.

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thanks so much, meme! i was thinking of felting a scarf at some point, maybe i'll try with a test scrap just to make sure i get the hang of it.

ps off topic...that field of flowers looks familiar..central coast? it's beautiful!

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Thanks everyone! The bottom of the bag is 8 inches square, the walls of the bag are 6 inches tall, and the handles are also 6 inches tall. Next time I make another one, I plan to make the walls of the bag taller, because the bag is a bit shallow, so I had to sew a button loop and button on it for a closure.

I put the bag in hot wash/ cold rinse cycle, and I let it spin dry and everything. I did stop and reset it once, I think, during the wash (agitation) cycle. Another thing, is to make sure you wash it in a top loader that can let you stop and check the felting if needed. If you wash it in a side loading washer, it would be impossible to check.

100% wool would have shrunk more. I used Lamb's Pride which is 85%wool and 15%mohair. If you gals are looking for the pattern, it's in the archives of Knitty.com. Just look under bags... and you'll see the pattern. Have fun!

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i just finished another scarf for a friend, a very sculptural neck scarf in a bright, vibrant yellow. i attached a button to keep it closed.

i really hope she likes it!


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francesca i wish i was yr frnd !
tht's so lovely !

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silly chanel you are my friend! i would be happy to make you one

thank you!


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OMG i love the colour and the structure of the scarf

.francesca you are such a talented knitter of scarves

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.francesca! that's beautiful if she doesn't like it she's got something wrong with her.

How big was the final knitted piece that you made...I take it it was folded over?

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but i want tht one !

thankyou sweetie
i will let you know when i'm ready to place an order !

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^indeed
it's flawless

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thank you all! you're all so sweet.

the final scarf is 24.5in/63cm long and 9in/22cm wide...it's not tight around my neck, and i just buttoned it and let it fall where it wanted to fall...i helped along at some points but i think it's going to end up doing either that, or whatever the wearer wants it to do. i'm really pleasantly surprised by how it came out and i'm excited by it!

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Thanks for the measurements .f I think I'll try myself. I need to perfect the ol' knitting technique so it doesn't look like randomised crochet

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So lovely, francesca!

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i need to relearn how to knit
then i can make amazing scarves too !

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of course you can! i wish you all lived here because then we could have stitch'n'bitches

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