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Anonymous asked: Random question.. I was just given a giant amount of acrylic yarn and I'm clueless what to do with it. Since I started knitting, I've been told how bad it is and never work with it. I really don't want it to go to waste, though =/ Do you have any recommendations on patterns or the best uses for this fiber?
I mean it’s really all down to your personal preference. Don’t get caught up in the idea that real fiber is better than acrylic. I myself use acrylic all the time to make myself hats and what not.
I would say that most people prefer using acrylic for non-wearable projects. Stuff like stuffed animals, hand towels and bags.
Feel the yarn and just think, “Would I like this rubbing against my skin.” If the answer is, “yea sure,” then go ahead and use it for a hat or gloves or a blanket. If the answer is no then you might want to look for other projects that won’t irritate your skin.
There is literally nothing wrong with working with acrylic yarn. Don’t let the purists make you feel bad. It’s your yarn and you can do what ever you want with it.
Getting to the provisional cast on to finish up the collar and button band only to find out that you somehow have 2 less sts. I figured it out in the end, but I had a panic attack…