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Old 11-28-2009, 02:36 PM   #1
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Getting smells out of yarn?

So I bought some yarn off FSOT and the smell of it is making me

Do you think washing it will help?

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Re: Getting smells out of yarn?

Washing it should definitely help 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!
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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Washing it should definitely help 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!
I think it is the smells from the persons house - doesn't smell like a wool wash
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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...
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Re: Getting smells out of yarn?

Thanks for the suggestions!!!
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