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I am trying to use up skiens of yarn and my next project is a pair of slipper socks using two strands of worsted. Could I use 1 strand wool and one strand acrylic to make them more washable? The wool is briggs and little.
 

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This is just a guess, because I've never tried it...

I think the wool would felt, leaving 'bumps' of the acrylic. I've seen patterns that call for a feltable yarn and a non-feltable yarn as an artistic effect. So maybe you could find a pattern for felted slipper socks and just add the acrylic to that.

How adventurous are you feeling?
 

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Originally Posted by Gracefulmom View Post
This is just a guess, because I've never tried it...

I think the wool would felt, leaving 'bumps' of the acrylic. I've seen patterns that call for a feltable yarn and a non-feltable yarn as an artistic effect. So maybe you could find a pattern for felted slipper socks and just add the acrylic to that.

How adventurous are you feeling?

not very lol. I hardly ever finish a project, I normally knit one sock and never get around to the second. Knowing that the socks would proabbly be a waste would not help me finish a second sock,lol.
And people always ask me why my socks never match.
 

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I don't think it will work either.
The wool will probably still felt. I think acrylic is added to wool socks to give them a little more stretch and durability, not to stop felting. You need superwash wool for that.

Good for you for getting your stash so low, though!
 
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