knits that won’t felt–how to re-purpose
I’m beginning to work with restyling old sweaters. I’ve got quite a stash, in a wide mix of knit fabrics. All cotton, all silk, acrylic/nylon, acrylic chenille–all of these, of course, won’t felt at all. Any suggestions for reusing them? I’m thinking of turning some of them into knit skirts. How to cut the pieces apart without the edges ravelling? (I don’t know how to knit. Yet!) These are all sweaters which have shrunk out of shape in places, so that plackets are puckered and don’t button straight, and such. Can they be re-blocked permanently to shape? Or will the blocking just fall out when the fabric is rewashed?
And what about that labelled 100% lambswool sweater that I’ve thrown aggressively in the washer and it still won’t seem to felt?