January 9th, 2011

Hello! And a question.

I found this group about a week ago and I've been lurking ( and quite enjoying the atmosphere), but I've never posted. So I suppose a little hello is in order before I bombard you all with questions. Well really, I just have one.

I couldn't resist buying a skein of Noro Silk Garden this week. I've been drooling over it since it came into the shop and finally bought some. I immediately started working it up and am very pleased with the results (pics when it's done). But I have discovered a slight problem. The washing instructions say to dry clean only. I can not easily do this and I am a freak about washing my clothes and accessories. This is a scarf I will want to wear a lot and I'm not comfortable wearing things more than a couple times without having them washed.

Long story short: the yarn is 45% mohair and 10% wool which I know will wash and dry okay, but I am worried about washing something that is 45% silk. Does anyone else have experience with silk and silk blends, is it okay to wash them? And if so how? Any help is appreciated.

Also, I'm 42 stitches on Ravelry. Feel free to look me up an friend me.