Wool is the best and most popular yarn choice when knitting or crocheting a project due to its warmth and durability. Caring for your wool yarn is a crafter's most essential and crucial step. However, washing the wool yarn can challenge beginners and experts.
Mishandling the yarn while washing can result in the shrinkage of your project or damage to woolen fibers. In this blog post, we will go through the methods of washing wool yarn to ensure it stays soft and beautiful for years. By taking care of a few simple steps and instructions, you can secure your yarn creations for many years.
Washing a yarn piece is essential to caring for your knitted or crochet projects. Wool fibers tend to catch dirt, oil, or other particles, making them stiff and irregular. Projects made from wool or silk should be washed by hand. On the other hand, superwash wool yarn like Merino wool yarn by Symfonie Yarns can be washed in the washing machine with a gentle cycle as it is made so that it can be treated chemically. Symfonie Yarns has a comprehensive collection of hand-dyed superwash wool and silk DK yarns with beautiful and vibrant colors and textures.
Washing a yarn is something other than something a knitter has to deal with regularly. It is needed to straighten your old wool yarn from a previously crafted garment or if your crafted piece is stained. Do not agitate or twist the yarn, as this will damage the fibers, making your piece irregular.
Once you select a woolen yarn, you should read the instructions on the label. The label mainly indicates whether the yarn can be washed in a machine or by hand and what the water's temperature should be. Usually, hand-dyed yarns require less water temperature for washing as it can damage the fiber texture and color.
Superwash wool yarn is a particular type of yarn that can be washed in the washing machine. It won’t shrink or feel. Symfonie Yarns provides an extensive collection of superwash wool yarn with silk DK yarn combinations, which can easily be washed in the machine with an adequate cycle.
Steps By Step Guide For Washing:
Your side of the work is done. Now you can do anything else until the buzzer calls you.
After washing, drying is the last but most important task.
Place your washed project on a towel and roll it to remove excess moisture. Once the moisture is removed, remove the towel, place it on a flat surface, and stretch its sides for the correct shape and size. It is done mainly for sweaters and blankets, which need a specific size and shape.
Allow your project to air dry completely. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight. Drying will take a couple of hours to a whole day, depending on the size and thickness of your project.