Complaint / review text:
I have had a similar experience to another reviewer who said when she washed this and dried it, it smelled like a wet dog and pilled terribly.
The first time I washed this with Eucalan wool wash the baby blanket smelled like a wet dog. Using a mild soap like Woolite two more times did nothing to change this and they were now pilling terribly. My husband says it certainly doesn’t smell soft and cuddly. All the time I spent making these blankets and now I can’t gift them to the new parents!
Lion Brand has been very resistant to this complaint and is refusing to do anything about refunding the cost of three blankets worth of yarn. And they claim they cannot recompense for time spent on knitting a project. They claim that Woolite is a solvent.
This has been a waste of three months of knitting and I have no gifts for these families. I would suggest if you really want to use this yarn, well don’t, but if you must, only buy one skein, make a gauge swatch then wash and dry it. If it smells and pills like crazy you will only be out one skein, not 15.