I have a beautiful aran sweater from Ireland. It’s gorgeous…but the designer, for whatever reason, decided to add a turtle neck to the design. In moss stitch, so it’s oddly firm and bulky, and has no drape or willingness to fold. I love this sweater dearly (I found it 3 years ago in a thrift shop), but never wear it in public due to the aforesaid turtleneck issue.
So yesterday, I felted the darn thing.:teehee:
I am going to make a purse out of it, somehow. It took about 11 cycles of the washing machine and two in the dryer to felt it completely (it IS an off white sweater), and it’s about 60% smaller now than it was. But I love the way the cables look felted. I am going to work on it today. Worse comes to worse, it will be a clutch, but I am hoping for a smallish tote.