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GinnyG
05-29-2007, 06:57 AM
I worked all weeekend on my Fiber Trend clogs and thought they were going quite well. That is til it came to the felting part. I felted for TWO HOURS and they are still GIANORMOUS:waah::waah::waah:.

I now have a pair of clogs that would fit the Jolly Green Giant. I followed the pattern for a woman's large (I wear a 10). Has anyone else had this happen? WHAT DID I DO WRONG? Should I just follow the musch smaller pattern next time?

These are made with Cascade 220 and I bought the yarn and pattern as a kit so I know it's the correct yarn. I used size 13 needles, as per directions.

I really want to make a pair of clogs but don't know whether to try again or not. I had visions of making clogs for all my dearest and nearest as Christmas presents, now I'm really bummed.

I tried to upload pics but for some reason keep getting an error message (just not my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Ingrid
05-29-2007, 07:52 AM
Here's an idea--wet them in hot, hot water and throw them in the dryer. Do it several times and they will felt further. I made a Halloween hat and felted it this way and it worked great!

GinnyG
05-29-2007, 08:45 AM
Thanks Ingrid, I'll try that. At this point I have nothing to lose:frog:

GinnyG
05-29-2007, 09:49 AM
I am trying again to attach a picture of my clogs. I followed Ingrid's advice and after one trip throught the dryer theya re considerably smaller so BACK they go to the dryer again :thumbsup:

Sanibelle
05-29-2007, 10:40 AM
They are so cute - I love them!!! I keep meaning to try that pattern!

larudden
05-29-2007, 10:53 AM
Oh man! Those are so cool and I LOVE the color!:sun:

I'm glad they're starting to get smaller. I'll cross my fingers that you can get them down to your size.

GinnyG
05-29-2007, 11:25 AM
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering:
THANK YOU INGRID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: :cheering:

It worked!! They are only ever so slightly too big now, I stuffed them and am going to let them dry and see how they are after that. Now I know I can always wet 'em and throw them in the dryer if I want them a tad smaller.

marykz
05-29-2007, 11:49 AM
:happydance::thumbsup:

Sarahc409
05-29-2007, 12:31 PM
:inlove: they are beautiful!!!! so glad you got them to shrik:cheering:

pandaca
05-29-2007, 12:34 PM
Those are so cute! I really like the colors. I bought this pattern a few months ago, but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

KathyinCali
05-29-2007, 12:34 PM
I love the color. I'm so glad you found a fix:cheering:

jeanius80
05-29-2007, 12:35 PM
very pretty!! yay for super ingrid!:teehee:

wewantmore
05-29-2007, 12:44 PM
Ingrid is quite the 'know it all'. In a totally good way.

They look great.

Michelle

GinnyG
05-29-2007, 01:01 PM
I am curious to know from anyone else that has made these, what type of yarn did you use? It seems that different yarns felt differently and I am wondering if there is a yarn that felts "the most".

Ingrid
05-29-2007, 02:53 PM
:cheering::cheering: I'm so glad it worked for you!!!

jodstr2
05-30-2007, 10:46 AM
whew. glad it worked, Ginny :eyes: :heart: :hug:. I used 220 for most of mine, and they took a lot of repeated agitation sessions - some pairs took over an hour - but they did felt down to size. maybe certain colors take longer? :??:shrug:

GinnyG
05-30-2007, 10:51 AM
I was told by the "help person" at fiber trends that color does indeed play a part. Apparently the light colors are often "overdyed" on white yarn to make the color clearer which can make them not felt at all (I don't know why). I remember reading somewhere that yellow yarn will often not felt.

knitwit88
05-30-2007, 11:54 AM
GREAT!!!:yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:

kitkat
05-30-2007, 12:56 PM
I did #1 son's clogs out of cascade - they took HOURS to felt. It was ridiculous. I would try the dryer trick too. They SHALL shrink!

kitkat
05-30-2007, 12:58 PM
I did #2's clogs out of Patons - they took about 1/4 of the time to felt. My poor clogs are sitting in the WIP basket. I need to get back on them.

GinnyG
05-30-2007, 01:30 PM
KitKat, I see you used yellow yarn!!! That is the one color I was always told to NEVER try to felt!!!!!

They are really cute though:happydance:

Ingrid
05-30-2007, 02:43 PM
I've read not to try to felt bleached yarn. If it's bleached and redyed, that would make sense that felting wouldn't work.

kemp
05-30-2007, 04:46 PM
I am curious to know from anyone else that has made these, what type of yarn did you use? It seems that different yarns felt differently and I am wondering if there is a yarn that felts "the most".
Ginny...check out this thread: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=44556 many different types of yarn have been used and there is lots of commentary about how quickly specific yarn felts, etc.

GinnyG
05-30-2007, 05:01 PM
WOW, very helpful! It may take me a bit to work through all those pages!!!!