I have some yarn that is super stiff. It was given to me and rolled into a ball. It is Bernat acrylic and I am wondering how do I soften it up to work with it? I cannot work with it in its current state. I need help. Thanks.
By Amy from Brazil, IN
I've read to use vinegar and water. I've also read to use hair conditioner. Hair conditioner is what I'm going to try - made a hat with Red Heart Super Saver. I see using hair conditioner was also mentioned in the archives.
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Does anyone have tips for softening items crocheted with Red Heart Super Saver yarn?
By Rhonda from Marion, SD
According to several articles written by professionals that I've read, one of the best hair conditioner ingredients is Stearalkonium Chloride. So when you buy a conditioner look for the words Stearalkonium Chloride. It should be in the first 4 or 5 ingredients. You'll find this quality conditioning ingredient even in some of the Dollar Store products. I've found this to be true after many years of use. If you find a conditioner with stearalkonium chloride high in the ingredient list, no matter the cost, you'll be happy with the product! Also, wash your item in Baby Shampoo. (11/22/2009)