Knitting/Felting 50g ball
Composition: 100 % Virgin Wool
Style: ball type: 50g ball/50m
Needles: Recommended needle size: 8.0 - 9.0mm
Swatch: 11 wraps x 16 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm
Coverage: approx. 200 g for an adult size pair of slippers
A natural product: 100% pure woolUse – knitting ideas
High level of insulation due to the yarn's natural characteristics.
This product can be used for felting and also be knitted into pure, warm, classic woollen garments. However, the finished knitted garments may then only be washed in the washing machine on the wool program or by hand.
Quick to knit on 8-9mm needles
Wool moves easily over the needle
Items that are simply knit are transformed by the felting process into unique pieces
Can be easily felted in the washing machine
Minor knitting errors or uneven knitting disappear after the felting process
- Clogs, mocassins and slippers
- Bags and slipcases
- Baskets of various sizes and shapes
- Table mats and coasters, egg cosies, serviette rings etc
- Seat cushions
Felting in the washing machine
- Washable at 30 degrees, hand wash
- Liquid detergent for delicate fabrics or wool
- Dry knitted garments by laying them over a towel and pulling them into shape
- Do not dry in direct sunlight
The objects are felted in the washing machine, coloured wash program 40°C, without fabric softener; a little washing powder without optical brighteners can be used.
Spin speed of at least 800/min.
Wash the knitted garment on its own with three tennis balls ...
The friction produced by the tennis balls assists the felting process.
After washing, pull the object into shape immediately and leave to dry.
Felt wool knitted pieces shrink more in width than in height when felting them in the washing machine
Shrinkage in width approx. 30 %, in height approx. 40 %.
The felting result is most accurate if a sample is made in advance, i.e. produce a knitted piece approx. 25 cm x 25 cm and felt it in the washing machine, so that you can calculate the degree of shrinkage and then transfer it onto the knitted piece you wish to make. The degree of shrinkage may differ, depending on the washing machine model or on whether the knitting is loose or tight
The loop sample stated on the label is intended to show that a knitted piece which is knit too tightly will not felt properly, leaving the loop pattern still visible after felting.
Tip: If the felted pieces are washed again later, please wash them using the wool program or by hand so that they do not shrink again.