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Old 08-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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100% Acrylic
So I was going through my yarn stash and found some stuff that I've had for almost 10 yrs. It's the cheap Acrylic stuff by Caron.

What on earth can I make with this that will actually look nice??
Socks?? would they hold up??

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Old 08-01-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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Afghans, baby blankets. Probably too thick for socks unless you're thinking about socks to wear as slippers.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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I don't know about acrylic for socks, it's not breathable so might make your feet sweat.. I use acrylic for charity items a lot of times.
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:50 PM   #4
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I actually made an shrug out of Caron's Simply Soft and I think it looks pretty good.
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Yes it can be used for sweaters or cardigans too. If you use a needle a size or two larger than on the label, acrylics come out feeling soft and they also soften up a lot in the wash.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:42 PM   #6
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What's the yardage and color? Is it worsted weight?
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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You can use that for market/produce bags. It's not *the* greatest yarn, but ya know, it's gonna last at least a while and it's pretty strong.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #8
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It wouldn't happen to be Dazzleaire, would it?
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I have a bunch of dazzleaire. :( I didn't really like it that much, but I did use some. I'm not sure *what* I have left. (I didn't buy it, someone gave me 2 black trashbags of acrylic yarn.)
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:39 PM   #10
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Another tip for you: if you put about one or two ounces of hair conditioner in the final rinse when you are washing acrylic, it comes out nice and soft. I used it on the scratchiest, nastiest neon green acrylic and it was lovely and soft once it came out of the dryer!
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