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mixplate84
08-03-2007, 07:14 PM
Hey Everyone!

I need help.
I want to try to felt a scarf.
I want to know how much does the wool shrink when you felt it?

Thanks,
Ashley

Ingrid
08-03-2007, 08:49 PM
It really depends on the wool you use. I do know that knitted objects shrink more in length than in width. I don't know that there's a specific answer to your question.

zkimom
08-03-2007, 09:09 PM
I would try and find some patterns for felted scarves. The patterns should tell you the before felting measurements as well as the measurements after felting.

That should give you an idea of what kind of yarn to use and what needle size will give you a certain size scarf.

Lots of things will affect how a garment felts so you will have to experiment a little. Your washer will give you different felting results than someone else's washer. In a way felting is a bit of a science experiment.

But if you have a pattern as a place to start it will be easier to get the results you want.

Good luck,
Susan