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« on: December 30, 2009 02:42:43 AM »

I've been knitting a cardigan for the past few weeks and I'm almost done.
I made a basic striped pattern with two colors. One of the colors is 50% acrylic and 50% cotton. The other is 100% cotton. They knit up with the same gauge and everything.
Will the different fibers end up making the sweater funky?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009 08:17:08 PM »

Maybe. If you have some extra yarn, knit a sample with both yarns and wash and dry it according to the laundry instructions on the labels. This is something that should have been done first. What are the names of the yarns?

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009 11:24:29 PM »

It's recycled yarn from thrift store sweaters.
I'm broke Cheesy

I still can't remember to test wash stuff. It's stupid, too, because I have so much experience washing things. I worked at a laundromat and did fluff 'n' folds, I know so much about shrinking clothes. Cheesy

Thank you
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009 06:39:57 AM »

Since the yarn was already once sweaters and washed and dried a few times, I doubt there's going to be any shrinkage going on. You should be okay.

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