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« on: December 08, 2005 01:16:33 PM »

hello. i'm fairly new to the whole knitting thing. so, please bare with me if this is a silly question.

i have this very large ball of yarn that i want to use. there is so much of it, so i thought i would put a dent in it by making a scarf. the only problem is that the yarn isn't soft at all. i have the feeling that it is going to come out very rough. and this isn't something you want next to your face in the winter. so, is there anything that i could do to make the scarf softer? does using bigger needles or a different stitch work?

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 01:51:52 PM »

What sort of yarn is it?  You could always felt it once you were done! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 04:53:13 PM »

What is the fiber content?  If it is animal fiber, washing it in a wool wash like Kookaburra or Eucalan and giving it a good blocking can work wonders.

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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005 04:46:49 PM »

if it's animal fiber, you can also use hair conditioner to soften it up some.  (just use it like you would on your hair)  but it would be far easier and safer to do on a fully knit item than on a big hank of yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2005 04:54:55 PM »

some some yarns (aka red heart) are itchy until you wash the fo

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