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Old 05-27-2008, 01:26 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am a disabled person (only physically!); a bunch of my pals knit & give me their "stashes" (bless them).

Often the yarn has no label. I have figured out how to test for wool vs non wool (burn test, never fails) HOWEVER, I do not know how to test for superwash vs plain wool (felting wool). Having many "short" skeins, I often combine the colours & make a felted bag.

Here is one I just finished.
Thanks for all your help,
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Only thing I can think of is to knit a small swatch and machine wash/dry it to see if it felts.
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Thanks Marilyn, I guess I was looking for a quick, down & dirty way! lol
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Oh - here's one! How about try doing a felted join. Cut a piece off 8-10 inches long and see if you can felt one end to the other end of the ball. Wet the 2 ends a bit, overlap them in your hands then rub your 2 plams back/forth together. If the yarn is wool (non-superwash) the 2 ends will felt together.
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What a great idea Marilyn! THANK YOU !!! (it works!)
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