View Full Version : Unfelting Wool

02-06-2009, 11:37 AM
My husband threw a pair of wool socks that I made in the dryer so now they are totally unwearable unless you've had your feet bound. How do I undo it? I heard somewhere that you could boil felted wool in salt water and then stretch it out. Has any one heard that and do they know the details. Cindy:wall:

02-06-2009, 11:59 AM
The "fabric" of your socks will always be "felt" ... you might be able to stretch the size a little bit but never to the original size and the stitches won't ever be "individual" ... so sorry.... Also, the felting probably happened in the washing machine.

Jan in CA
02-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Felting is permanent. I suggest cutting them up and using the felt for coasters and making him a new pair of socks with superwash wool. :lol:

02-06-2009, 03:57 PM
Or you could find someone who has smaller feet (a child?) to give them to.