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Topic: How to tell the fiber content?  (Read 613 times)
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« on: November 29, 2009 09:04:23 AM »

My sister "acquired" some yarn for who knows where, and sent it to me because I want to learn to knit, and I sometimes use yarn for doll hair.  It doesn't have any label, just a ball of yarn.  So, is there anyway to tell what kind of fiber it is?  I have heard something before about burning a piece of fabric, but don't remember how that is supposed to tell you anything!!  LOL  Thanks for any help...


« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009 09:19:18 AM »

Here's a chart that lists what the way a yarn burns and smells like as it burns means about the content.

Note that blends can be confusing, a wool-acrylic blend that is more acrylic than wool will burn and leave plastic-y "ash" but might still smell of burning hair.
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009 10:02:56 AM »

Thanks so much!!  That was exactly what I was looking for.


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