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gloriana
« on: April 22, 2007 04:38:36 PM »

I'd like to get some feedback from some of you who have used this yarn.  I just finished knitting a lace cardigan with it (CeCe from ChicKnits), threw it in the washer before blocking (following the washing instructions on the tag) and lo and behold, the yarn stretched out in the wash.  It's also shedding quite a bit.  I'm washing it again in warm water, and will dry it in the dryer for a bit if necessary.  I'd like to salvage this cardi, so I'd appreciate hearing from those of you who have successfully or unsuccessfully washed this yarn.  If it stretched, were you able to shrink it again?  Does yours shed?

I used this yarn last year for a tank top and had no problems with washing or shedding, so I'm perplexed...  Help!   Huh
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JennBabe
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007 05:07:26 PM »

I'm using Touche to make the Upside Down Daisy Hat from the current Knit It! magazine.  I have not yet washed it, so I can't be that helpful.  But thanks for the info on it stretching out when washed... might be best to hand wash and block for good results? 

It's interesting that you have used it before and machine washed/flat dry, but got different results the second time.  Maybe it is a difference in color or dye lot?  I have no idea if that could be a factor.

Hopefully you can get things figured out.
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gloriana
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2007 03:35:06 PM »

That's my only conjecture - that it's a different color and dye lot, so perhaps the yarn is spun a bit differently - perhaps not as tightly, which would account for stretching/shedding.

I think I'd definitely wash by hand before blocking, JennBabe - especially with a hat.  I think I've figured out a way to make my cardi wearable, but it would be more difficult with a hat, for sure.
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