When I was in MO, I had hoped to get my mittens finished so I could felt them in Nicole’s top load washer. She got hers finished before I got mine finished and she felted hers. The photo below shows hers already felted on either side of my unfelted mitten.
I did finish my second mitten before leaving there but didn’t take the time to felt it there.
Before felting, the mitten was about 14″ long.
After felting, it’s about 9-1/2″ long and fits great.
I did have to run it through the washer twice, and I used the following settings:
Water Temp: Hot
Spin Speed: Max
Soil Level: Heavy
I had read that letting them spin too long can result in creases and there are creases. I took them out of the washer, flattened them out a bit and left them. I should have flattened them out a bit more and I probably will reduce the spin level down to high or maybe medium next time. I’m sure that after a bit of wearing, the creases will be less visible, but it is nice to know that I can felt in the front load.