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cmhoover1
11-29-2008, 11:20 AM
I am just about finished knitting 7 PAIRS OF SOCKS for gifts. Should I wash them before giving? Cold water, dry on low?

Jan in CA
11-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Probably not a bad idea, but make sure the yarn is machine wash and dry. I also suggest using a lingerie bag so they don't get caught on anything or beat up. I think I'd probably put them on sock blockers or lay them out so they would look 'pretty' for gifts, but tell the recipients that they can be machine washed and dried.

Knitting_Guy
11-29-2008, 02:51 PM
Great advice Jan. A lot depends on what kind of yarn they're made from. Would be a shame to felt your socks.

newamy
11-29-2008, 06:42 PM
7 pairs of socks!! Wow, go with Jan's advice. I hope the recipients like them.