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Old 01-14-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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How to soften yarn?
Hi,
I am going to be making a sweater for my mom. It is a long story, but I do like the pattern, but not the yarn. I'm stuck with the yarn. It is "Legend" by Artful Yarns 83%wool and 17% nlyon.

Is there some way I can soften the yarn? I thought I had read somewhere that you can wash it and then rinse it in hair conditioner or something.

Thanks in advance,,
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Old 01-14-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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Washing it should soften it up some. I'm not sure about the conditioner although I do think I've heard something like that before, too.
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Thanks Jan,
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I made a vest several months ago, and I thought the yarn was sl. "scratchy", so, I used a small amount of fabric softner when I washed it and it did soften it. My yarn was all acrylic.

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Yes, use hair conditioner. And shampoo. They are products made to wash protein based fibers (your hair) so they wor wonderfully on wool and other protein fibers like silk.
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I used Eucalan woolwash on a wool/nylon FO (and rinsed it gently) and was amazed at how soft it came out.

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