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Topic: Using Acrylic Yarn to Make a Bathing Suit/Swim Suit????  (Read 1737 times)
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« on: February 10, 2010 06:50:41 AM »

I ordered the recommended cotton elastic blend to make some uniqinis for my sister but... I want to try to make some with some cheaper yarn. Has any one tried this? will the hold up well in the water?

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010 01:54:12 PM »

Crochet swatches with all your yarn alternatives and check how they behave in water. I've had acrylic grow a lot when wet... (that was with knitted fabric, but you might still want to check)
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 02:16:29 AM »

LOL Knitted would totally grow, I can absolutely see that.

You may also want to keep in mind the type of water you're using it in. Pool water with all the harsh chemicals will degrade the fibers.

Honestly, I would look up patterns and see what's the most commonly used yarn and stitch for it.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010 05:15:57 PM »

NO.  Shocked please don't  Cheesy Even if you only wear it dry, the acrylic will make you sweat where you really shouldn't   Tongue

If you want to go cheap, try regular cotton (or at the very very least a cotton blend) in the same weight as your "real" yarn.

Unless you just won't wear it after you make it.  Cheesy HTH


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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010 05:17:33 PM »

forgot to mention.. Elann Esprit yarn is excellent, and 2 balls usually gives me enough for a bikini  Grin


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