Fringes on mohair blankies????

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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.

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