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#1 of 6 Old 10-14-2005, 06:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I just have a question about yarn for soakers. I know that most everything I have read has said that you have to use 100% wool, and I compleatly understant the reasons, ect. I can see where acrylic would not be so good in a soaker. BUT I just found a local yarn shop (didn't know we had one, lol) and she had the SOFTEST yarn I have ever felt in my life! When I read the label it said 80% wool and 20% silk. Has anyone else had any esperience with this blend? It is so soft, I almost cant resist it! I didnt even look at the price though

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I would think the silk would wick like mad.

Stick with wool, acrylic or a wool/acrylic bend.
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I would think the silk would wick like mad.

Stick with wool, acrylic or a wool/acrylic bend.
Hmm, I'm going to have to think about this a bit, that doesnt seem like thats how it would be to me, esspecially at only 20%. Thanks for the response! Of to do a little more research. :

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I would think the silk would wick like mad.

Stick with wool, acrylic or a wool/acrylic bend.
Yes, it would. Wet silk also stinks like mad. It's just not a good fiber for soakers. Use it for a lovely hat or scarf.
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Yes, it would. Wet silk also stinks like mad. It's just not a good fiber for soakers. Use it for a lovely hat or scarf.
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I think that the wet silk smell is somewhat overpowering. But a scarf or even a baby sweater would be great. I'm glad you found your LYS. I spend way too much money in mine.

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