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Old 06-09-2006, 12:58 AM   #1
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Covert non-felted pattern to felted one
If I want to make something felted that isn't designed in the pattern to be felted, how would I go about doing that? :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

Here's my guess as to how I should do it:

1. Make the object by following the pattern.

2. Measure the object's dimentions when finished.

3. Add a [percentage?] to the dimentions in order to be correct size after felting.

4. "Re-write" the pattern to incorporate the new dimentions. (I'll be sweetly solciting my husband's help with the math involved in this step!! )

5. Make object according to new pattern.

6. Felt

Does anyone have a simpler way of doing it? If this is the correct way, how do I know how much bigger to make it? (Just looking for a rule of thumb here as I know there are a lot of variables as to how small something shrinks when felted.)
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Old 06-09-2006, 02:31 AM   #2
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Swatch according to the pattern, match the gauge and everything. Measure it. Felt swatch to the degree that you will felt the garment/object. Use these measurements and the gauge you achieved when you first knitted the swatch to recalculate the pattern.
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