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Old 10-23-2007, 05:30 PM   #1
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Need help with changing skein in shawl
I am working on a champagne wrap using Andean Silk. I am looking at the skeins realizinf that 96 yds will mean I will need to change it soon. So how would be the best way to add the next one. Will the silk allow a felted join? If not where would be the best place to hide the join?
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:33 PM   #2
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just bumping as I will need to add a new skein soon.
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Recent FO:Damask just needs a handle and some waxed cording.
3 pair of clogs
OTN: Wonderful Wallaby for dd(on hold)
Pigeldy done but needs to be seamed and felted
scarf
Thorne market bag
Clogs (to replace shawls)
Christmas Stocking
In line to be cast on:Clogs (2 more pair)
scarf for ds
cat scarf for ds#2
2 booga bags
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Old 10-24-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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All animal fibre is supposed to felt, but silk... mmm... not hair, like most animal fibre is, would you call an insect an animal? I am not sure, I have never heard of silk being felted, my guess is no. I recommend a Russian join, lots of tutes online, I recommend also that you practise on a couple of bits of other fibres first to get the hang of it. It should not be more visible than felting, IMO.

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Andean Silk from Knitpicks? if so it is 55% alpaca and 22% merino so should do a felted join with almost no effort at all.
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:08 PM   #5
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Thanks for your answers I will try to felt first russian second. It may be a bit now as I had to frog. Ok so the lifeline talk does apply to me. Lesson learned; will get some floss today!
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Recent FO:Damask just needs a handle and some waxed cording.
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OTN: Wonderful Wallaby for dd(on hold)
Pigeldy done but needs to be seamed and felted
scarf
Thorne market bag
Clogs (to replace shawls)
Christmas Stocking
In line to be cast on:Clogs (2 more pair)
scarf for ds
cat scarf for ds#2
2 booga bags
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