Hi--I'm new to the forum and to knitting. So far I've done five rows of garter stitch; obviously I'm on my way to big things, like a washcloth. I'm a quilter, but I'm looking for something a little more portable!
Anyway, here's my dumb question: If you wash an item in order to felt it, can you wash things that you don't want to felt? How? Or can you just not wash things that you've knitted? Is it a matter of choosing different yarn?