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Old 07-24-2007, 10:30 PM   #1
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Getting the musty smell out of yarn?
Help! I bought some yarn at a craft/yard sale at the local VFW. This woman was selling her yarn that she would never use. I stuck my nose in a few of the plastic bags and some smelled musty/old.
I found one bag that I loved the color and thought there wasn't much of an odor, but I got it home and realized I was wrong.
It is called Phildar Coquine and is 65% acrylic and 35% viscose/rayon. I was thinking maybe the smell would come out if I just left it out in the open or maybe put it in a cool dryer cycle with a fabric softner cloth. It does say it is machine washable, but I'm leary of that. I really want to make my dd a summer tank top so I'm sorta in a hurry to get the smell out!
Any ideas???
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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You can try leaving it out in the sun for a while. Or maybe some Febreeze and then wash it when it's knitted?
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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i have been told to wrap a charcoal briquette in paper towels and put it with the yarn in a plastic bag...the charcoal will absorb the odor.. I have not tried it...
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
You can try leaving it out in the sun for a while. Or maybe some Febreeze and then wash it when it's knitted?
Hi Ingrid,
Thank you. I was thinking of Febreeze also. I think I will try the charcoal suggestion first for 2 days and if that doesn't work I will try the sun/febreeze!
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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i have been told to wrap a charcoal briquette in paper towels and put it with the yarn in a plastic bag...the charcoal will absorb the odor.. I have not tried it...
Hi Doodknitwit,
Thanks for your suggestion! I am going to try the charcoal and if it doesn't work, then the sun/feebreeze idea.
I'll let you know what happens!
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