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Old 10-19-2009, 03:31 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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I dunno, people say it pills, but I made a scarf and hat from it, and don't see any pilling. I haven't washed them much, probably need to throw them in the laundry this year, so maybe it's repeated washing that makes the pills? They're knit at a large gauge too, which people say will make something pill for sure.
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I love CSS, it's one of my favorites to knit with. I have found that it gets even softer when you wash it, and it loses some of the stiffness that it has when it's not washed.

The only issue I have with it is that after I wash my FOs they're somewhat less thick than they were before I washed them... I think it's just the yarn's density, though.
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Thanks for the heads up. I didn't realize CSS washed up that nice. I will probably use some for baby sweaters. They don't wear them very long so it should be fine.
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