How soft does Red Heart Classic yarn get after being washed?
I'm going to knit a blanket out of it, and while it feels really soft right now, I was wondering if it's going to get any softer?
Does it get softer than the Super Saver yarn at all? Does anyone have any suggestions to get it softer? (I've heard using hair conditioner helps?)
Thanks in advance.
The stitch you use will have an effect on the softness. If your stitch is "tight," it will keep the item stiffer than will a looser, more "cushiony" stitch.
I have found that Red Heart Classic and Super Saver will both soften up considerably if they are machine washed and machine dried, particularly if you use commercial fabric softener (Downy, Snuggle, and so on). If that doesn't get the project soft enough for you, you can lightly steam the project. Be careful, though--too much steam will "kill" acrylic yarn and make it limp. That might be TOO soft!