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Old 08-10-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
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Scratchy Wool?

I bought a new wool soaker and some new shorties from two different WAHM companies. But I washed and lanolized them and they're itchy scratchy. DS1 calls his soaker the "owie diaper". Will they get softer the more I wash 'em or is there a trick?

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Old 08-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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Re: Scratchy Wool?

hmmm, i bought some a long time ago that were recycled wool and they were kinda scracthy to me, but i think they were made from mohair. My other recycled shorties were not itchy at all. Are the wool peices really "hairy"? If they are you could give them a shave. Also they will get softer the more you wash and lanolise in my opinion.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: Scratchy Wool?

Do you know what kind of wool they are? I have some Corriedale I'm knitting right now that I think is scratchy. Supposed to be for my little guy but not sure what I'll do if they don't soften up after a bath and lanolin treatment...
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:38 PM   #4
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What kind of wool are they? If the lanolin washes aren't helping you can always try a conditioner soak. You would just buy a big bottle of cheapy hair conditioner from the drugstore or kmart type place and use the whole bottle in with a sink of water. Just soak the wool in there for a while. Then you will need to rinse, rinse, rinse....just as you would with you hair until it is all out. Then lanolize again.
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:42 PM   #5
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Re: Scratchy Wool?

I have no idea what kind of wool they are. I am doing another lanolize/wash soak right now so hopefully that works.
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Dry soaking them in warm water and hair conditioner, not to much maybe a tablespoon, I did that with a pair I had and it helped.
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