January 25, 2001
We've covered quite a lot of territory over the past five months. While reading about all the great new yarns out there, you may have accumulated a pile of handknits that are ready for their first wash.
The first wash -- like handing over your child to that very first school bus -- can cause a lot of anxiety.
This week I show you the most common washing techniques, plus a few lesser-known tips. I also provide answers to several commonly asked questions.
Help us build the list by emailing me your favorite washing techniques, as well as any techniques you don't recommend.
End of Angora
This week we finish our angora exploration with a truly lovely blend from Classic Elite. If you like softness without fuzz, this is for you.
Winner of the Holder
Congratulations to S. Nelson, winner of a beautiful, polished-hemlock yarn holder from Tra-Bar! She was selected among the entries in our Quick Gifts for the Holidays contest. Click here to view her chenille scarf pattern.
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New This Week...
Plush Lush from Classic Elite
Fond of angora but don't want to look like a
giant furball? Consider Classic Elite Lush, a
50/50 blend of angora and wool that offers pure
softness with less fluff.
How to Clean Handknitted Garments
Anxious about dropping your precious sweater
in a bucket of water for the first time? Still
recovering from that nasty dry cleaning
experience? Don't fret. Here's how to keep your
handknitted garments clean and beautiful.
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