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Re: shedding
Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: October 06, 2008 09:05PM

Disclaimer: I have no experience with pure wool items; I tend to use "super-wash" (machine washable) wool yarn.

Doing a quick web search on "wool yarn dry cleaning", the votes seem to be in favor of hand-washing for hand-knit items.

Here is some information I found that might be helpful:

[knitting.about.com]

[knittingharpy.wordpress.com]

Several articles did indicate care needs to be taken when hand-washing, so as to prevent shrinking or unwanted felting.

I have found no mention anywhere that dry cleaning would have any effect on shedding (one way or the other). The process should not cause shrinking or felting, however.



Subject Written By Posted
  shedding magpie 10/06/2008 06:55PM
  Re: shedding craftsman 10/06/2008 09:05PM
  Re: shedding Sally J 10/06/2008 10:48PM
  Re: shedding KT 10/07/2008 12:10PM


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