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<p>Hi Everyone, I knit a few wool soakers before I actually received my cloth diapers and now that I have the diapers, the soakers look just the right size.  I'm afraid if I felt, they'll get too small.  Do I have to felt the soaker in order to prevent leaking?</p>
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<p>They really do work better felted. The only time I was ok with an unfelted soaker was if I added another layer in the wet zone, then it was ok for daytime but not so great at night.</p>
 

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<p>I never felted mine (intentionally, that is) and they worked great.   Felting creates a thicker, denser fabric, and it's not going to be nearly as comfy as a stretchy knit.  I think it's pretty uncommon to felt a knitted soaker, actually.  Most soaker patterns are written for the soaker to be used as is, not felted.  I used worsted weight wool.  Perhaps if you used a light weight wool you'd have different results.</p>
 

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<p>I never felt mine, though they do end up a bit felted between the legs anyways.  They work just fine.</p>
 

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<p>Thank you!  I do have one felted and I agree, it's so much more stiff.  So, I'm glad to hear it's not always done!</p>
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<p>Also agree- I never felt mine and they always are leak proof!!!! Good luck!!!</p>
 
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