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annasrobbie
« on: January 30, 2008 05:19:36 AM »

This isn't exactly a knitting question...but I just finished knitting a sweater out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca.  It is sitting out being blocked and my whole house now reeks of something akin to "wet dog" smell.  Because of the stench I handwashed the sweater once but it doesn't seem to have helped.  Has this happened to anybody else?  I mean I know this is an animal fiber but that doesn't mean it should stink does it?Huh?  Dry I didn't smell a thing but what if I get caught in an april shower in my sweater - I bet I would clear the room!
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008 05:21:33 AM »

i have no idea, but i was going to try and shrink my alpaca gloves that i made, if it's going to smell bad i don't know that i want to
thanks for the heads up, i'm going to keep an eye on this in hope a someone who knows about it
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 07:16:13 AM »

I've blocked with alpaca and it was ok once it'd dried, but it was only a scarf, so not too much yarn!

I don't know if it helped, but I used a small splash of fabric conditioner when I handwashed it...
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008 05:47:21 AM »

Natural wool always stinks when it's wet.  Any wool. Even superwash or extra fine.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 12:24:15 PM »

yeah....you'll get the wet dog smell.  You're working with real animal fiber.  The smell should be gone when it's dried.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008 09:02:42 PM »

Try washing it in a scented wool wash (unless you're allergic to any of those scents...).  A wool wash is a really good thing to have around anyway, as you can't normally throw knits in the wash.  I use Eucalan, but there are plenty of different varieties.  I've also heard Soak brand works well.
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