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Re: yarn is oiled and needs to be washed to bloom?
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: December 07, 2008 03:12PM

It really isn't that big a deal. The tying keeps it from tangling and if you do it when it's fairly dry (heated homes in winter are usually ideal) it will dry fairly quickly because it's a very loose mass. Use the thickest towel you have to absorb most of the moisture first. When it's dry, have someone hold the skein for you while you are winding the balls and it goes very quickly without tangling.

But, why don't you try a couple of swatches and see. Take enough off the cone for a couple of small balls of equal lengths. Treat one of them to a bath. Then knit up squares of both. Finally, wash the oiled one. If you don't notice any particular difference you can proceed with your project without fear.

One note: KT has cautioned that Woolite can damage some natural fibers, so use another mild soap product.



Subject Written By Posted
  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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