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Lighting57 10-19-2009 03:31 AM

? About Caron Simply Soft
It has been a long time since I used a 100% acrylic like Caron Simply Soft. How well does an item made from this yarn appear after several washings? I want to make sweaters for my grand daughters, but I don't want to spend that amount of time on sweaters if they end up looking shabby after a few washings. I would love to use a superwash wool, but I can't afford it at this time.

How about Red Heart SOFT, or Caron's ECO?

suzeeq 10-19-2009 09:12 AM

Caron SS Eco is about the same as the SS, and I would say they hold up well. Haven't used Soft, but people like it.

Sunshine's Mom 10-19-2009 09:26 AM

I have a pair of socks I made with Caron Simply Soft and they wash and dry extremely well - no shrinkage, no pilling. Go for the sweaters.

saracidaltendencies 10-19-2009 09:30 AM

I made a sweater for hubby using CSS and while I wouldn't say it has had several washings, it has had a few and has held up nicely!

Fiestaknitter 10-19-2009 10:15 AM

I recently tried to knit a top with the SS and found that it shed terribly. Everytime I put the needles down I was covered in fluff.

suzeeq 10-19-2009 10:31 AM

The fluff goes away after it's washed a few times. There won't be more to shed, which does not mean it'll be threadbare either.

Mike 10-19-2009 11:59 AM

I've got a couple I've worn and washed more than a few times and they're still looking good even on the elbows.

Mirl56 10-19-2009 12:51 PM

I've used it for several baby blankets & baby clothes. They've all been gifted so i can't say for sure how they wear.

Lighting57 10-19-2009 01:24 PM

Thanks everyone. I'll see what my Wal-Mart has to offer. It's the only yarn within 30 miles of me. I need to get busy if I'm to get them done for Christmas.

Sunshine's Mom- If you made socks for yourself and not a child, how many stitches did you cast on. That might be something I could make for myself with any left over yarn from the sweaters.

meowmeowmeow 11-12-2009 06:57 PM

OoOh.I've never actually made much with CSS that required washing.I just use it primarily for cat toys, but my current project is a gift for a cousin, a scarf and matching fingerless mitts.Wondering if anyone has any before or after pics?

I'd love to let her know for sure it will look relatively the same after machine washing.

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