Rennie Supersoft wool

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Hi Linda
Rennie sell their coned yarn ‘oiled’ but I don’t know whether BSK have it supplied ready washed.
If it is oiled it will feel greasy look a bit stringy and have a distinct smell. In that case you would have to knit the tension swatch at a looser setting than normal and wash it a couple of times in warm water to which you’ve added some washing up liquid. Once you’ve rinsed it thoroughly sqeeze out the excess moisture and pat it to shape on a towel and allow to dry naturally. The looser tension allows the fibres to fluff up once the oil is removed.
As a guide – for Shetland spun in oil equivalent to a 4 ply the tension has to be about 9.
I hope this helps a bit.
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-04-01 17:05:00
Hi Linda
Rennie sell their coned yarn ‘oiled’ but I don’t know whether BSK have it supplied ready washed.
If it is oiled it will feel greasy look a bit stringy and have a distinct smell. In that case you would have to knit the tension swatch at a looser setting than normal and wash it a couple of times in warm water to which you’ve added some washing up liquid. Once you’ve rinsed it thoroughly sqeeze out the excess moisture and pat it to shape on a towel and allow to dry naturally. The looser tension allows the fibres to fluff up once the oil is removed.
As a guide – for Shetland spun in oil equivalent to a 4 ply the tension has to be about 9.
I hope this helps a bit.
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-04-01 17:05:00