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amberof2 08-01-2008 12:59 PM

100% Acrylic
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.

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!

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