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Old 11-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Last year my mom gave me some yarn her grandmother had spun and dyed about 20 years ago. I was planning to crochet a scarf out of it for my mom as a Christmas gift this year but its a scratchy yarn. I was wondering if there was a way to make it softer. If it makes a difference the yarn is wool.

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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You can use vinegar or hair conditioner to help soften it. You can also use lanolin.
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You could use hair conditioner or lanolin to try to soften it up.
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There not much you can do tochange it a ton, aside from what's been mentioned, but you might knit it with a strand of something else super soft.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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How about making her felted slippers instead? That is really cool that the yarn is still around. Very special!
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