31 January 2014

Felting Fiasco (and How to Avoid It)

Below is a block of un-shrunk knitting (pre-shrunk cinjures up images of something else!)
All well and good.


This is what it should have looked like.



This is what it actually looks like!

Close up of good shrinkage.
Close up of bad shrinkage.
The problem was the green yarn is a superwash yarn, not of the same family as the other yarns used.
How did this happen?!

Here's how. Below is a photo of the superwash Rubin and the pure wool Safirgarn. The Safirgarn still has the label on, so it's easy to tell them apart.


Now look. Take the label off and they're twins!
This definitely isn't a new problem, and my solution most probably isn't unique, but here it is.

When you remove the lable from yarn, roll it up and tuck it into the belly of the ball!






1 comment:

  1. Been there, done that. Obvious solution: never again shall I buy superwash yarn. Harumph.

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