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Old 07-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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acrylic soakers?

whats the deal with acrylic soakers? do you love them, hate them, or what?


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Old 07-14-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Re: acrylic soakers?

Well, I've not tried acrylic, but I have to say I'd be skeptical about it as you can't lanolize acrylic. Sure, it is not an absorbent material, but I think the lanolin on wool is essential for helping create a good water barrier. Plus, I'd think acrylic would start to stink quickly and would have to be washed much more often than wool. Just my thoughts...
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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Re: acrylic soakers?

Haven't tried it but am surprised it's an option ... I've noticed WHAMs who upcycle sweaters as soakers, and advertise to buy sweaters, specifically forbid acrylic. I had an acrylic hooded sweatshirt that was pointless because the rain soaked right through ... and won't wear acrylic shirts because I sweat in them once, and never ever can get the stink out.

But ... YMMV!
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: acrylic soakers?

I only have one. But it works in the winter GREAT! I wash and dry with my regular laundry (so it gets regular detergent and fabric softener), I think that helps it become a little more water resistant. They are nice and warm. Now that it's summer, DD uses them as jammies b/c we keep our house COLD at night.

I only have the pair I do have was kind of a test pair to figure out a pattern I was making. I just used scrap yarn to make them.

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