View Full Version : What the heck does this mean???

11-07-2007, 02:57 PM
I have been seeing this term all over the place in regards to blocking acrylic yarn and I just have no clue what it means. What does it mean to "kill the acrylic"? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I feel dumb but in all my years of knitting, I have never heard this term used before now... :whoosh:

11-07-2007, 03:33 PM
If you steam acrylic aggressively, or iron it, it gets limp and flat. Just washing it in the machine helps it keep it's bounce.

11-07-2007, 03:44 PM
steaming it ; if you actually iron it it won't recover from being flattened.

11-07-2007, 07:27 PM
Oh!!! That makes perfect sense! Thanks for clearing up the mystery.

11-08-2007, 02:40 AM
Some people like the effect and say it just softens things up nicely: some people hate it and say the change in the fabric has ruined it.