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Starched Knitted Baskets

First attempt at starching knitting. Created a square of fairisle knitting on knitting machine. Made up a solution of 1 part Arrowroot to 1 part water. Boiled and cooled. Soaked yarn in the solution (read: gooey gunk!) and stretched over an up-turned ramekin dish. Left overnight to dry/set. 

When it had set, cut the excess so that it made a flat-rimmed bowl.

Lessons learned:
  • 1:1 solution is far too strong
  • Cover forma (in this case, a ramekin disk), in cling-film to make removal and cleaning easier.