[FONT="Arial"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]Hello all -
I need some help please.
I'm working on an inexpensive project and purchased Lion Brand Jiffy yarn for the items I needed to make. After completing just one, I decided to machine wash and dry the piece according to the label's instructions to see how it held up prior to making anymore .
Special note: I followed the instructions to the letter!
Boy was I surprised with the result!
I ended up with a garment that looked absolutely atrocious. :gah: It lost a lot of its shape, pilled terribly, picked up lint (although nothing was washed with it that could have caused an accumulation of lint) and simply looked like a scratchy rag. :hair:
As I said, thank goodness I laundered it before making any more.
So here is my quandary...I need a decent looking, albeit inexpensive chunky/bulky yarn (about $4.00 per skein or less if possible) that can be machine washed and dryed.
Lion Brand has a product called Wool-Ease but I've never used it and wondered how it looked after laundering. Has anyone tried this yarn?
Secondly, does anyone have any other suggestions for a solid chunky weight yarn in the same price bracket?
I know most of you seem to prefer non-acrylic yarn but for my project it needs to be machine washable and dryable.
Many thanks in advance for your suggestions.