These felted bangles are knit on double pointed needles to form a small tube and then felted using a standard washing machine. The finished effect is achieved by forming the final bangle and letting it air dry for several days on a mold.
The instructions are written using double strands of worsted weight wool, however if you want to play around and blend your own colors, you can substitute 2 strands of fingering weight yarn for one strand of worsted.
It is very important that only 100% wool is used as any man-made yarns will not felt. I typically use Patton's Brand Classic Wool, Lion Brand Wool or any merino (not superwash) wool as merino has a stiffer result. However, you can use alpaca for softer results
but it won't hold the shape as well as merino.
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