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#1 of 3 Old 06-29-2007, 03:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have about 3 yards of merino wool that I haven't done anything with. It's a fine knit and I'm not sure if I should felt it or not. I'm wanting to make wool covers out of it.
Do I have to lanolize regardless of if I felt it or not? Would I felt or lanolize first? Also are wool covers easy to make? I've only made poquito pants, but want to make some covers for the first few months to use with prefolds. Is there a good pattern for them that's easy?
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You would lanolize last thing before use. Thats the part that gives wool its waterproof properties, so you'd have to lanolize in order for them to work as a cover. I have heard that felted wool is more leak proof than unfelted, but I think its a matter of personal preference.

I am terrible at making any type of pants for some reason, so I'm a bad one to answer that part... I'll let an expert chime in.
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There's a couple of pull-on-pants patterns/tutorials in the sticky...I think there's one for wool and I know there's a few for fleece that you could substitute wool for. HTH!
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