|I put the yarn inside a nylon stocking and wash it free from stinking oil.|
The company sells great yarn at low prices. And that is good - but there is a big catch. The yarn stinks so much from spinning oil and you get stains on paper, projects bags and anything else that comes in touch with it.
Worst of all is that intense smell that does not go away from your fingers after washing them several times. I knew all that - my last order was totally wrong in color from the shop photos and is now safely secured in plastic bags. But that is another story...
Anyway, I bought new yarn from the shop.... Not easy to find a proper red color in the thin wool yarn i wanted.
This time I had some weapons to concur that awful smell and all the oil: Dish washer detergent and a turn in the washer. A friend told me about that and without washing the yarn first it is impossible to use.
So, if you have experienced something like this I share the good advice I got (to do the job the company should have done:
1. Put your skeins in a nylon stocking and secure by tying a knot between them
2. Soak in cold water and a strong dishwasher detergent
3. Sqeese out some of the water
4. Put the stocking with the skeins in the washer on wool program
5. Give them an extra spin after the program is finished
6. Take the skeins out and dry them in a warm place
7. Optional: When they seem dry - use your ball winder to wind the skeins back up. You will then get the inside of the skein out - just to be sure that it dries properly.
So, good luck with it if you try it out. About the shop: They do not have an email address - they only answer questions on telephone... Why did I even bother....