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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by melinda9723 View Post
He is a local truck driver so he is outside just about all day.

I don't know the different types of wool so I thought it was best to leave it there until I got some advice. I would cry if I made a hat and washed it and it shrank because I bought the wrong yarn.

Doesn't super wash shrink when washed? Or are the ones that don't say super washed shrink when washed and used for felting?
The Cascade 128 Superwash is soft, not at all scratchy and machine washable in cold water without shrinking. I think the label says you can tumble dry on low, but it dries fast enough flat. I used it for this hat.

There IS a NON-superwash version of Cascade 128 as well, which I've used for THIS hat. It WILL shrink (and felt) in hot water, so make sure which one you're buying before you buy it.
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