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nittynell
01-01-2007, 06:44 PM
I recently learned how to spin and like to give my yarn and knitted items to loved ones, but don't want them to have to hand wash the items! How do I make my handspun yarn machine washable, at least, and maybe even machine dryable? :?? :??

Julie
01-01-2007, 11:59 PM
You can buy superwash merino roving :D

I got mine here: http://www.wool2dye4.com/roving.html

hunterjenn
01-02-2007, 12:08 PM
I've never spun my own stuff, but my guess is that if you could find some way to launder it (without making a total mess!) before you knit, that might work. Sort of a "pre-shrinking"? Of course, if it's wool, it will probably felt together, so maybe I have no idea what I'm talkiing about!! :shrug: