I have a mohair question. I have FINALLY finished the mohair blanket I started almost a year ago (yes, life got in the way). I took it off the loom last night and I absolutely love it. Now it’s time to full it which I will do in our front load washing machine, using Ravelry’s tonigatland instructions. I’ve never fulled wool before so this is just a bit intimidating. My question relates to the fringe. I wasn’t planning on twisting the fringe, just leaving it loose but I am hesitant to put it in the washing machine this way. Is this a bad idea? Are fringes on a mohair blanket usually twisted?
I don’t twist the fringes on my blankets, but I do hemstitch them on the loom. I trim them down to approx. 4” long before I full the blankets and then they are easy to brush out along with the rest of the blanket. I brush when the blanket is damp, straight out of the washer. If you don’t trim the fringes down and leave them long….it is really really hard to sort them out.