View Single Post
Old 08-02-2005, 01:16 PM   #7
Silver
Instepping Out
 
Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Orange Park, FL
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 854
Thanked 669 Times in 351 Posts
If you want to wash the yarn, wind it into skeins first. If you don't have a niddy noddy, the easiest way is to wrap it around your elbow and the V between your thumb and forefinger, or around the back of a chair. Take some scrap yarn and tie it around the yarn in four spots around the loop. That will keep it from tangling.

Hand wash the skein in lukewarm water and a mild detergent by letting it soak, rinse, and repeat. Do not agitate. Then hang it to dry from a non rusting coat hanger. Use another hanger at the bottom for a bit of weight.

When dry, they'll be good as new!

It's a lot of effort, but worth it. Of course, you could always just knit with it and wash the finished object instead.
__________________
~Kristin

Silver's Sock Classes
Shop: On The Town Knitting Bags, hand made elegant small project bags.
My Blog, Write | KBelle on Ravelry | ComeToSilver on Plurk | Puppies, Jinx & Hex Photos & Videos
Silver is offline   Reply With Quote