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MNmomma 11-28-2009 03:36 PM

Getting smells out of yarn?
 
So I bought some yarn off FSOT and the smell of it is making me :yuck:

Do you think washing it will help?

MaggieSqrl 11-28-2009 03:48 PM

Re: Getting smells out of yarn?
 
Washing it should definitely help :thumbsup: It was probably washed in a scent of wool wash that doesn't agree with you. Try washing and soaking w/ unscented wool wash or baby shampoo, and then air drying for a long time before winding it back into a ball. Good luck, mama! :goodvibes:

MNmomma 11-28-2009 03:52 PM

Re: Getting smells out of yarn?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MaggieSqrl (Post 8981996)
Washing it should definitely help :thumbsup: It was probably washed in a scent of wool wash that doesn't agree with you. Try washing and soaking w/ unscented wool wash or baby shampoo, and then air drying for a long time before winding it back into a ball. Good luck, mama! :goodvibes:

I think it is the smells from the persons house - doesn't smell like a wool wash :blush:

AmberS 11-28-2009 03:56 PM

Re: Getting smells out of yarn?
 
Katie from Ewe Need It told me to try baking soda.... place yarn in bag with baking soda to absorb the smell, store for a couple of days and then shake out the baking soda.

You might then need to do a quick soak to get the remainder of the baking soda out.

If it doesn;t work, wash your yarn in dawn to strip any of the lanolin that might be holding onto the odor.... then relanolize in a scent of your choice...

MNmomma 11-28-2009 04:47 PM

Re: Getting smells out of yarn?
 
Thanks for the suggestions!!!


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