OK ladies, i knitted up a swatch in some Patons 100% wool. i actually knitted it a bit big, on bigger needles, so my pre-felted gauge was 4 sts to the inch. i marked off an inch and 4 inches to be safe. Then i hand felted it at the sink. Yahoo! That was fun.
BUT now it is bigger..??? my one inch segment is now 1.25", and my 4 inch segment is4.25".
It did get shorter by a half inch.
So does this mean that i dont adjust my pattern much at all widthwise, but i need to make it longer??? I thought it should have shrunk widthwise too!
(remember i am taking a hat pattern that is not meant to be felted, and i want to turn it into a felting project.)