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Old 08-15-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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How to Wash knitted work
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I've made a baby blanket from red heart baby clouds yarn (baby angel blanket with the eyelet holes). The package said machine wash and dry but I don't want to shrink it or fall apart. I want it to be soft and clean before I give it as a gift. How would you wash knitted work?http://www.coatsandclark.com/fun_and...mag/lw1417.htm This is the pattern! Thanx! :thinking: [/url]
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I machine wash all machine washable baby items before I give them as a gift. If they're machine dryable, I dry them as well. Otherwise I lay it flat to dry.

Always wash your hand knits according to the yarn label OR handwash if you're unsure.
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Thank you,

also when you hand wash them and air dry them, will blanket feel hard?
what detergant will be best to wash them with?
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If the yarn is machine washable and I'd rather hand wash it, I use just a bit of my regular laundry detergent. I use Dreft for baby garments, Tide for everything else. If the yarn is handwash only, I use Woolite or Eucalan Wool Wash. You can also add a little Downy to the rinse. And no, the garment has never been stiff after air drying, at least for me.
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Acrylic yarns tend to stretch in the wash, so probably should be dried in the dryer.
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Originally Posted by Silver
If the yarn is machine washable and I'd rather hand wash it, I use just a bit of my regular laundry detergent. I use Dreft for baby garments, Tide for everything else. If the yarn is handwash only, I use Woolite or Eucalan Wool Wash. You can also add a little Downy to the rinse. And no, the garment has never been stiff after air drying, at least for me.
Okay great! Yes, the fabric is machine washable but I don't trust that technique so I rather handwash it to prevent shrinking or any other hazard.
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