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VSS

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • Pen Llyn
    • Viable Self Sufficiency.co.uk
oiled jumpers
« on: August 24, 2009, 01:57:01 pm »
I know that if you use wool with the lanolin left in a jumper / hat etc will "turn" the weather, but that a damp woolly like this can you leave you smelling a little like a sheep.

Is it possible to knit your jumper with fully scoured wool and then rinse it in water with something oily added to it, say linseed oil, to achieve the waterproof effect with out the smell?
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Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: oiled jumpers
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 02:17:25 pm »
maybe you could knit up a swatch of the wool and treat with different oils to see if it works

Tullywood Farm

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Re: oiled jumpers
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 03:37:34 pm »
There is some new wool that you knit, then wash and it turns to felt

I have had a few felt made hats that have been quite waterproof - so that may work.

Saw the wool on ebay.

Julie

Fluffywelshsheep

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Near Stirling, Central Scotland
Re: oiled jumpers
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 04:20:57 pm »
how about adding the spray you get for shoes ?  the stuff to keep them dry

 

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