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Will a cotton/angora blend sweater felt? Answered

I have a ruined sweater that I'm hoping to felt, but the blend is 60% cotton, 25% angora, 15% nylon. I feel like I've heard that a sweater has to be at least 80% wool to felt.


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Best Answer 10 years ago

You heard right.  Angora felts beautifully, but the cotton and nylon won't felt at all, and there's far too much of that in the mix for it to work.  Maybe you could cut it up and frankenstitch it into mitten,  a hat, or a scarf?

Good luck!