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Extreme Knitting: an alternative to Merino Roving

There is no doubt that extreme knitting has revolutionised the knitting world, with hundreds and thousands of photos on Instagram and Pinterest just making it even more desirable. The trouble is, the process of knitting with merino roving is long and time consuming. First you need to source your giant bump of merino, knit it up into a blanket, then painstakingly hand felt the knitted strands to strengthen the fibres, before letting it dry out properly. Without the felting process, the huge weight of the unbelted blanket can make the fibres stretch, split and eventually break. And if you don't like using animal fibres? Well you are stuck.There are amazing crafters and knitters out there doing fabulous things with ethically...

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