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Old 04-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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i'm knitting little baby booties that i want to felt, but I want to add an unfelted cuff, (which i've made from acrylic--) and so am i better off to attach the cuff after felting the wool portion? or will it make any difference if i do it first?

I just don't want the acrylic cuff to be mangled in the felting process...



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Old 04-04-2009, 07:55 PM   #2
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I'm not sure, but there is a pattern somewhere that uses the two fibers that way... I'll see if I can find it to see how they do it.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:55 AM   #3
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I think I'd try this: finish the booties with the acrylic yarn, then dunk only the wool part in hot water repeatedly unitl it felts. This might take some squeezing on your part. I just think it would be very hard to pick up stitches if you felt the bootie before adding the acrylic.
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Couldn't find a pattern that was available and free, but in looking at what other people did (Ravelry)..some seamed the cuff on one person used some non felting yarn and picked up stitches around the top where the cuff would be. Then she felted it and picked up those stitches and knit the cuff. That sounds like the best solution to me.
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thanks to both of you!

i seamed the cuff onto this pair, but i think i will give both methods a try and see... they both seem like they would work... i'm making a bunch of these, so i'll let you know what ends up working out best

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