Ok, Andean Silk DOES felt! :cheering:
This is after one complete washer cycle. I agitated on HOT, and rinsed on COLD. Knitted on size 8s, 20 sts by 20 rows.
A few notes:
This yarn is TO DIE FOR. Before felting, it is so soft, I really think it could pass for cashmere. A sweater knit in this would feel as good as a $300 cashmere sweater. And at the price, it can't be beat!
After felting, there's a lot of fuzz or halo, which resembles an angora blend yarn... you know, those fine, straight hairs like angora.
It is still damp, but feels very soft, while the fabric is very firm and thick. I was concerned about the silk getting hard, but so far, this isn't happening. After it dries, if it feels harder, I'll let you know.
However, the silk in it does not felt, so it creates little bumps or nubs on the felt as you can see in the picture. These pictures are of the knit side. The felted purl side has even more bumps. As the alpaca and merino shrink up, the silk bunches up as everything around it shrinks. Personally, I think this is a nice texture compared to normal wool felt.
Overall, I'd say yes, felt with it. But take everything into consideration. Personally, I'd rather not felt it as it's SUCH a lovely yarn on it's own.