[b][color=indigo]To avoid felting just make sure you don't agitate it alot. I fill the sink with hot (as hot as you'd use if you were washing greasy dishes) with some shampoo or dish soap in it. Not much, just a little. Lay the yarn on top of the water and gently submerge. Let sit until water is lukewarm. Let water out, leaving yarn in the sink. Pick up yarn, move to other sink or bowl.
Fill sink with water about the same temp as the lukewarm water. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water (helps get all soap residue out.). Add yarn carefully and let soak for awhile. Drain water and gently squeeze yarn.
Lay out flat on a double towel, roll up and lay it on the floor. Step on it to squeeze the water out. Hang with a weight. You can hang it on the shower nob, or outside over the end of the clothes line pole or use your imagination.
Tie a pair of shoes together at the laces and slip one through the yarn loop. It'll weight it down and straighten the yarn. Let dry.
Another way is to hang over a pot of boiling water and let the steam set the twist. Or use a steam gun.
It really is a bit more difficult to felt yarn while washing. As long as you are careful not to agitate any more than absolutely necessary you shouldn't have a problem. :teehee: [/color][/b]