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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>willowsmama</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I would think the silk would wick like mad.<br><br>
Stick with wool, acrylic or a wool/acrylic bend.</div>
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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">:
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>willowsmama</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I would think the silk would wick like mad.<br><br>
Stick with wool, acrylic or a wool/acrylic bend.</div>
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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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>GoodEats</strong></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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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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thanks everyone
 
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