Remember that I was knitting the French Market Bag in Briggs & Little? Remember that this is a felted bag? Well, guess what! According to my LYS owner, Briggs & Little does not felt. I repeat, Briggs & Little does not felt. eep!
Immediately upon hearing this advice, I stopped knitting with B&L and cast on with Cascade instead. Lesson learned? Swatch, swatch, swatch! Then felt the swatch!
Update: now I've been told that B&L does felt, so I am completely confused (which is easily done, I know). The B&L I'm talking about is 100% wool. It does not say Superwash on the label and does not appear to be treated for washing. The twist of the yarn is very tight. Apparently, the tight twist prevents felting. If any of you can shed light on this mystery I would be very grateful.