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Topic: will my blocked sweater always smell of wet dog?!  (Read 618 times)
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« on: May 26, 2012 07:11:37 AM »

question is in the title lol!
I've never wet blocked before, and it's all dry, gorgeous, buttons sewn on etc... but will it always have a hint of wet dog to it? is there anything I can do to rid it of the funk?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012 09:15:45 PM »

Fear not! With few exceptions knitwear, when completely dry, doesn't smell of dog.

The exceptions to that rule tend to be anything knit from extremely greasy wool (meaning wool that still has a lot of lanolin on it) but very few commercial yarns are these days.

However it may take quite a while for your knitwear to dry and for the smell to completely fade. I'd recommend drying your garment somewhere well ventilated, dry and a touch warm. One thing you can do to counter this is to use a small amount of scented wool wash in the water you use to soak your garment prior to blocking.


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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012 01:31:16 PM »

thanks very much!!
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