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Mulderknitter
09-07-2008, 09:29 PM
I am knitting a sweater with lion brand wool-ease, which says it is machine washable, but I am doubtful. Have any of you washed this yarn? It seems to my hands that it would shrink a bit, just a feeling i have. Any experience?

Jan in CA
09-07-2008, 10:01 PM
Wool-ease is wool and acrylic and it doesn't shrink at least in my experience. It may tighten up very slightly, but as with all knits it will stretch out a bit with wear, too.

suzeeq
09-08-2008, 12:32 AM
I've used it for a shawl and washed it a couple times. Didn't shrink at all, might even have loosened up a bit.

jdee
09-08-2008, 04:10 AM
I made my first pair of socks with woolease. They still fit my feet the same. I would suggest that you wash your sweater inside out, so if you get fuzzies, they won't be as visible.

Mulderknitter
09-08-2008, 08:11 AM
I made my first pair of socks with woolease. They still fit my feet the same. I would suggest that you wash your sweater inside out, so if you get fuzzies, they won't be as visible.
Great idea!

Arielluria
09-08-2008, 11:57 AM
I've used it for a shawl and washed it a couple times. Didn't shrink at all, might even have loosened up a bit.Did it soften at all? I have a bunch here to use, but I just don't like the feel of it. Been meaning to make a big swatch of it and wash it.

suzeeq
09-08-2008, 12:12 PM
Yes, it softened up somewhat. Not like malabrigo soft, but good enough. I don't find it itchy, though some people do, and I have a low tolerance for itchy sweaters.

Arielluria
09-08-2008, 12:34 PM
Thanks! Now I feel better spending months using it for a cardigan!:hug:

Jaxhil
09-08-2008, 01:53 PM
I made a cardigan using LB Chunky wool ease, and it hasn't shrunk a bit-I love it!

Puddinpop
09-09-2008, 09:31 PM
I thought it was plain wool, never questioned it. I wanted to felt an eyeglass case. It wouldn't felt and then----I checked to see what it was made out of. :lol: