I've just read in a pattern regarding a specific wool that white or yellow may not felt! I'm about 1/4 way through knitting a WHITE booga bag for a friend using Paton's Classic Merino Wool and I am panicking :| I didn't do a felt swatch but am going to do one tomorrow before I go any further on the bag.
I just need to know if this is a common rule out there about white wool or if it is just this particular one for some reason. Pllleeeeeeeeease I need good news here!
I KNEW that I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight if I didn't do my test swatch today, so off I went..... ..... I did a teeny sample, only 10 stitches by about 10 rows.
I hand felted it for about 5 minutes under fairly hot water and I think it is going to work. It probably will work better too if I machine felt it. May take a bit longer but halleluia I think it will work!!