Thursday, January 20, 2011

Swatch Test

The swatch on the right has been washed in my old machine.
I have quickly knitted up a swatch of the Hawkes Bay Series & done a wash test.
As some of the yarn in the blend is machine washable I wanted to see what happened when I threw the swatch in the wash.  I put it in my very antiquated machine on a gentle cycle & I have to say I like the result.  It has softened the swatch considerably & did not shrink at all.  Now I personally recommend hand washing all hand knitted garments, even the MW ones, but for the sake of curiosity we now know what happens.  I would think it would continue to softly felt up with continuous washes, but a worthwhile experiment none the less.

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