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Old 02-23-2006, 10:01 AM   #1
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When a project is finished, is it necessary to wash it?
Hi my question is, I finished a baby blanket and I would like to know if I now wash it before giving it as a gift and then press it a little? I would think so, but just thought I would ask.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:40 AM   #2
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I think it is a good idea- I usually wash things before I gift them. It makes them softer, makes them smell good, and also that way I know it is clean. All that time of the yarn running through my fingers, sitting all over my house, etc........
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I don't think you want to press it, per se. If it's acrylic a wash and machine dry should shape it up unless you need to block out the corners/edges. You may want to just steam it a bit without the iron touching the fabric. But "pressing" could mess it up big time.

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Before I dressed my newborn in anything I had I washed it first with gentle baby detergent whether it was clean/washed or not. So, may be the person you give it to will wash it anyway.

As for adults, I wouldn't bother washing gifts when I've kept that yarn clean. Also, remember that some people are sensitive to certain smells and cleaning agents.

Hope that helped.
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