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amberof2
08-01-2008, 12:59 PM
So I was going through my yarn stash and found some stuff that I've had for almost 10 yrs. It's the cheap Acrylic stuff by Caron.

What on earth can I make with this that will actually look nice??
Socks?? would they hold up??

Thanks everyone.

suzeeq
08-01-2008, 01:21 PM
Afghans, baby blankets. Probably too thick for socks unless you're thinking about socks to wear as slippers.

Jan in CA
08-01-2008, 01:24 PM
I don't know about acrylic for socks, it's not breathable so might make your feet sweat.. :shrug: I use acrylic for charity items a lot of times.

Ginnyb
08-01-2008, 01:50 PM
I actually made an shrug out of Caron's Simply Soft and I think it looks pretty good.
Ginny

suzeeq
08-01-2008, 02:02 PM
Yes it can be used for sweaters or cardigans too. If you use a needle a size or two larger than on the label, acrylics come out feeling soft and they also soften up a lot in the wash.

Denise in Michigan
08-01-2008, 03:42 PM
What's the yardage and color? Is it worsted weight?

Tropicflower24
08-01-2008, 04:08 PM
You can use that for market/produce bags. It's not *the* greatest yarn, but ya know, it's gonna last at least a while and it's pretty strong.

miccisue
08-01-2008, 07:27 PM
It wouldn't happen to be Dazzleaire, would it?

Tropicflower24
08-01-2008, 07:32 PM
I have a bunch of dazzleaire. :( I didn't really like it that much, but I did use some. I'm not sure *what* I have left. (I didn't buy it, someone gave me 2 black trashbags of acrylic yarn.)

The.Knitter
08-01-2008, 07:39 PM
Another tip for you: if you put about one or two ounces of hair conditioner in the final rinse when you are washing acrylic, it comes out nice and soft. I used it on the scratchiest, nastiest neon green acrylic and it was lovely and soft once it came out of the dryer!

miccisue
08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
I have a bunch of dazzleaire. :( I didn't really like it that much, but I did use some. I'm not sure *what* I have left. (I didn't buy it, someone gave me 2 black trashbags of acrylic yarn.)

Oooooh, I love Dazzleaire!!!!!!!! I think it's gorgeous, and love making stuff with it. Got any left??

Tropicflower24
08-01-2008, 08:35 PM
I don't know. I'll check. If I do, it's partial skeins.