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Old 04-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Wool machine setting?

So, I have a nice HEFL that has a wool wash setting and I keep debating whether I should attempt to wash my wool in it and soak it in lanolin in the sink after that. Has anyone tried this or is it a bad idea? All of my wool covers are hand knitted if that helps any.

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I have washed interlock wool that way but never any hand knits. I have always been too scared! I would like to know, too.
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Hmm...do the interlocks come out nicely? Anyone try wasking hand knitted in the machine on e wool setting?
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Hmm...do the interlocks come out nicely? Anyone try wasking hand knitted in the machine on e wool setting?
The interlock comes out looking like new. No felting or pilling on the 95/5 interlock.
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Re: Wool machine setting?

What yarn base? I have washed handknits in mine on the wool setting without problems. I have heard BFL and the Gaias (worsted and bulky) are at much higher risk of felting, but we don't have any woolies made from that. I have even washed 3ply purewool sweater in mine without problems. Just make sure they don't go into the dryer.
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