View Full Version : finally got some mmmalabrigo but....

09-04-2007, 01:30 PM
it smells funny :?? almost like ketchup....if that makes sense? haha i was knitting with it last night and i was like "what is that smell??" am i just tripping out or is this a problem anyone else has had? i'm worried that washing it will make the beautiful colors run.....

09-04-2007, 01:34 PM
I think a lot of the South American wool has a vinegar like smell. And I think that it's in there to set the color, so rinsing it out should be fine, just use lukewarm/coolish water.

09-04-2007, 02:12 PM
I agree, it does have a vinegar smell. That may dissapate as the yarn "airs" if not I'd use a wool wash when you block it (thye have some lovely lavender scented ones).

09-04-2007, 02:17 PM
it does go away! :) it is from the dye process. you could let it air out first or just knit and let it air out as you go ;)

09-04-2007, 02:26 PM
haha ok good! i was wondering what it was and i figured it had to do with the dyeing process. thanks for clearing that up for me!!

09-04-2007, 02:55 PM
I found it helps to put fabric softner sheets in my yarn. I also put it in my knitting bag.

09-04-2007, 03:30 PM
The smell doesn't go away... it'll get worse. You should send all of your Malabrigo to me and save yourself.

09-04-2007, 03:46 PM
bwahahahahahahahaha. silver's a bad bad girl!

09-04-2007, 05:39 PM
Wha?? I'm just tryin to help! :shrug: