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« on: October 20, 2011 07:33:18 AM »

I'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for yarns that can go in the washer and dryer.  I have a very puky baby (who is finally getting better but still produces a lot of laundry) so handwashing really is not doable right now, and things keep slipping into the dryer (and keep getting smaller).

So what are your favourite easy care yarns?
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011 03:05:34 PM »

cotton?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011 03:53:33 PM »

Well, what kind of fiber are you looking for, and weight?

Do you care about softness at all? Because a lot of acrylics are wash and dryable.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011 06:48:13 PM »

I'll have to see what cottons I can get.

MNR--I'm mainly wondering in general if anyone has specific ones they like as I often work with a lot of wool which isn't working right now.  And the 100% acrylic stuff my nana knit for the little one comes out of the dryer looking like it grew hair...
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011 09:55:21 PM »

Look for a wool acrylic blend with 70% or more acrylic? I've never washed my acrylics so I don' know how they come out but It's either red heart or bernat it's called Satin, it's really nice to work with. Silky and soft and acrylic.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011 08:16:41 AM »

I've used Bernat satin for some things and you're right it is nice to work with--I wonder how well it washes though. 

I know Softee chunky is great--but only in bulky which doesn't suit for everything (although maybe i will just need to make everything chunky). 
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011 08:30:49 AM »

Bernat satin is good, similar to Caron simply soft. Lion woolease is nice and so is their cottonease, a 50/50 blend of cotton and acrylic. Vanna's choice is another good one, not all acrylic yarns fuzz and pill even after repeated washing.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011 12:37:13 PM »

thanks for the tips soozeq--those are some great ideas to try.
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