If you’ve been reading here often you know that early last week I bought another used Norwegian sweater (for just 10 euros) with the intention of felting it. I’m really happy with the results! Here are some before and after photos:
I first threw it in the wash at 40 degrees C on a short wash. It didn’t felt very much. I threw it back in for a 60 degree C short wash and here are the results.
Here’s a close up of the bottom edge with the ribbing cut off, and the inside:
It came out just perfect. I immediately cut off the ribbing from the bottom and the cuffs because they had some elastic in them so they didn’t really felt, and they were just holding a lot of water and dripping on the floor. Cut them off!
Now, you may be wondering, what the heck am I going to do with this thing? The same thing I’m doing with the light blue one I bought and felted a while back:
I’m making laptop sleeves out of them. I hope to be finished with them both by next weekend. I like the dark blue one a lot better and I can probably make some nice iPod cases from the sleeves of that one. More photos to come!
In other knitting news, I’ve finished the back piece of Primrose Path, and I’m almost to the neck bind off of the front. It’s also coming out really nicely!
I stopped working on the socks for a while to concentrate on this sweater and getting it done. I want to finish it!