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Dec 7, 2012 11:22:04   #
bright
 
should i get some woolite, or is there another good way to soften red heart yarn? would vinegar work?
 
Dec 7, 2012 11:25:21   #
galaxycraft
 
It softens up with the first wash.
Most of the time I don't need to add fabric softener.
But on the times that I do, it is the cheapest brand that I have on hand and only a small amount.
Dec 7, 2012 11:26:31   #
jumbleburt
 
I soak it overnight in warm water with a high concentration of fabric softener and then wash as usual. It comes out surprisingly soft.
Dec 7, 2012 11:27:49   #
denvervet
 
I dont buy it anymore because when I made an afghan out of the acrylic the afghan came out of the dryer all fuzzy and it looked old when it was new. Bernat makes some nice acrylic and so does Caron (Simply Soft). Usually you can get a 40% off coupon for Joann's or Michaels which makes it nice and cheap.
Dec 7, 2012 11:46:35   #
Ann Heistad
 
1/2 cup shampoo conditioner in your rinse should take care of any roughness.
Dec 7, 2012 13:54:05   #
KNITBUDDY
 
I use Red Heart for all my afghans and they turn out very soft after washing and drying.
 
Dec 7, 2012 13:56:36   #
bright
 
Thanks to everyone. I am going to experiment and take notes.
Some of the best ladies on the internet are right here at knitting paradise forums!
Dec 7, 2012 14:13:33   #
CathyAnn
 
KNITBUDDY wrote:
I use Red Heart for all my afghans and they turn out very soft after washing and drying.


Ditto! No fabric softeners, etc. Also, I wash them on delicate cycle, one afghan alone, and in the drier, I let it tumble alone perhaps fifteen minutes. Then I let it air dry the rest of the way. No pilling results, and it's soft.
Dec 8, 2012 07:00:02   #
valj46
 
Ann Heistad wrote:
1/2 cup shampoo conditioner in your rinse should take care of any roughness.


i often use shampoo conditioner as a softener
Dec 8, 2012 08:42:03   #
Coopwire
 
I think Red Heart Super Saver is great yarn for afghans. It wears like iron. After you wash and machine dry it, it will be nice and soft. I'm surprised by the poster who said hers came out of the dryer fuzzy and looked old. I have never had that problem. I had a Super Saver afghan that I used (and my dog used) and washed and dried for for many years and it always looked great.
Dec 8, 2012 10:21:53   #
Quincy's Mom
 
I'm not a fan of Red Heart Yarn, however, I recently purchased the Red Heart "Love" brand for an Afghan for a co-worker's retirement, and it's incredibly soft.
 
Dec 8, 2012 10:51:45   #
bright
 
Thanks, again, ladies, your input is appreciated!
Dec 8, 2012 12:09:31   #
valj46
 
Quincy's Mom wrote:
I'm not a fan of Red Heart Yarn, however, I recently purchased the Red Heart "Love" brand for an Afghan for a co-worker's retirement, and it's incredibly soft.


love your puppy
Dec 8, 2012 13:29:07   #
onegrannygoose (a regular here)
 
I use Red Heart all the time and wash it just as you would anything else. I've never had a problem it always comes out soft.
Dec 8, 2012 14:28:47   #
ttenpenny53
 
I use Downy, but not to much. :lol:
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