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Old 11-07-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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What the heck does this mean???
I have been seeing this term all over the place in regards to blocking acrylic yarn and I just have no clue what it means. What does it mean to "kill the acrylic"? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I feel dumb but in all my years of knitting, I have never heard this term used before now...
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:33 PM   #2
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If you steam acrylic aggressively, or iron it, it gets limp and flat. Just washing it in the machine helps it keep it's bounce.
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steaming it ; if you actually iron it it won't recover from being flattened.
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Oh!!! That makes perfect sense! Thanks for clearing up the mystery.
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Some people like the effect and say it just softens things up nicely: some people hate it and say the change in the fabric has ruined it.
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