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Old 08-15-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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If it's wool, you'll probably see little white sheep hairs sticking out of it. If your mom made it while you and your siblings were little, it's probably acrylic for easy care. In the 70's, very few knitters and crocheters used wool. It was mostly acrylics because they were cheap. They would have gone to dime stores like Woolworth's and SS Kresge's, the parent company of Kmart, and Kmart. I saw an old retro tv show with a yarn advertisement on a billboard. Sayelle yarn (which may be what this is because it's scratchy) was 74 cents a skein!
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