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Re: shedding
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: October 07, 2008 12:10PM

In my experience, wool yarn does not shed or at least not very much. However, wool blended with something else like mohair or angora could be quite sheddy depending upon how much of the other fiber is in the lamb and how the yarn is made, i.e. how tightly it is spun, etc.

It is my understanding that shedding will occur when you have relatively short fibers, and that shedding is aggravated if you have short fibers that are loosely spun.

If you yarn is shedding because it is loosely spun with short fibers, dry cleaning won't help. Washing may help rid your piece of bits that are loose because of the knitting but over time, use of the piece will cause more shedding. It will just be "the nature of the beast."

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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