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Old 02-06-2009, 11:37 AM   #1
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Unfelting Wool
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
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:59 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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Or you could find someone who has smaller feet (a child?) to give them to.
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