?

Log in

No account? Create an account
dream swatch

felting: a gauge lesson

I started swatching for Fiber Trends felted clogs and I couldn't get the specified gauge: (size 13 needles) 9 st / 4 in unfelted, 12 st / 4 in felted. My results:

unfelted:
size 13 English 12 st / 4 in
size 13 continental 10.5 st / 4 in (20 stitches across)
size 15 continental 9.5 st / 4 in (14 stitches across)


You can imagine my surprise when my first swatch (size 13 English) came out as the same gauge as the felted piece is supposed to be!

felted:
size 13 continental 13.3 st / 4 in
size 15 continental 10.5 st / 4 in



The squares felted very little even after two tries in the washer (warm/cold) in tied a pillow case, washed with other laundry. Afterward, I stuck them under hot water in the sink and rubbed them together and they felted a lot! It looks like my best bet will be either size 15 English because it will be a bit tighter or size 13 continental with less felting. I think I'll go with the size 13s because I bought them specifically for this project. :)

Also, I made Ann hand warmers and she liked them. :)
Tags: ,

Comments

dream swatch

February 2010

S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28      
Powered by LiveJournal.com