Softening yarn

Good Evening,
Does anyone have a tip on softening knitted items, with out the use of fabric softeners/sheets? I heard of white vinegar, but don’t know to add it to the wash cycle or just soak the item in vinegar and water? I usually use the washable type of yarn.
Thank You in advance for any help.

What fiber is your yarn?

Hi Sue,
I usually use acrylic yarn.

Hi Sue,
I usally use acrylic yarn.

I find just running an acrylic item through the wash and a light dryer cycle softens things up great.

Yeah, after you knit it up, wash and dry it. It softens up with use and laundry. The vinegar trick is for wooly yarns.