I ALWAYS prewash my fabrics before sewing them. I think this makes a lot of sense so that I don't literally wash away a lot of hard work through shrinkage or other laundry nastiness. But the cardigan above? Did NOT get prewashed.
I have been having trouble sleeping and was up sewing from 3am until 9am making the first cardigan and tank top. I had plans to go to the Bluesfest that evening and hadn't yet decided what to wear. The forcast was for hot earlier in the evening (80's) and then cooling right off (mid 60's) so I knew I wanted to bring a cardigan or something, but the one I had just made seemed to much of a fall fabric for a summer festival. On the other hand I had this brand new stash of knits including the beige that screamed "make me into a cardigan!" at me. I decided I needed a nap more than I needed a new cardigan so I went to lie down. When I got up I panicked and decided I REALLY need this new cardigan - immediately! So I did lol. This puppy took me about three hours including cutting out. That has to be a personal record.
This fabric is from my online order that doesn't have any information about the knits. So how do I wash it without ruining it?
the best I can figure is it is either acrylic or acetate. Next I decided to wash a swatch.
fabric care guide and decided this fabric is probably acrylic.
So long story short, it looks like my cardigan (and whatever else I make from this fabric) will be easy breezy to take care of. Another win for me! :)