Arm Knitting and Felting FAIL
People have been asking me, "What else can you do with arm knitting?"
I typically tell them that in addition to a regular scarf an infinity scarf you could make a blanket/afghan, or a chunky poncho. And a while back I was optimistic that I could create something truly different with arm knitting. I decided I would create a skirt out of arm knitting. But not just a skirt, but I would use arm knitting technique to create the fabric that I could then (slightly) felt and make into a cute skirt (with a sewn in liner).
So using my only skein of Cascade Yarns, Magnum Paints (a 100% chunky wool), I arm knit a long rectangular piece:
And then I attempted to throw it into the washing machine.
And it was an EPIC FAIL:
I know, I know. You need the stitches to be near to one another to cling and "meld" together during the magical felting process. I really don't know what I was thinking but as soon as I pulled the garbled mess out of the washer I knew exactly where I had gone wrong.
But there are others who have the right idea. For example Creating Laura has done this:
|Creating Laura: http://www.creatinglaura.com/2014/01/the-triplet-shawl-arm-knitting-pattern.html|
Pretty cool huh?
Well... even when you fail, at least you come out with some good lessons learned!