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Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom?
Posted by: Sally J (IP Logged)
Date: December 06, 2008 11:18PM

To the best of my knowledge, you would have to make it into a "hank" first. You can have somebody hold hands apart wwhile you wind it into a large loop, with one hand at each end, or you can use the backs of dining room chairs, or a yarn swift. The end result should be that all the yarn is wrapped in a big loop, maybe about 5 feet in circumference. You tie the strands together with separate pieces of yarn about every foot or so. Once you have done this, you can gently hand wash it in a mild soap or detergent, rinse thoroughly, and hang out to dry. There may be an easier way, but this is what I can think of.



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  yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? fredas 12/06/2008 08:43PM
  Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? Sally J 12/06/2008 11:18PM
  Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? fredas 12/07/2008 12:43PM
  Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? Alex 12/07/2008 03:12PM
  Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? KT 12/08/2008 12:15PM
  Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom? fredas 12/14/2008 02:43PM


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