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Unicorn Fibre Contest!

As I mentioned in the TNNA post, I met Anna from Unicorn Fibre and she thought it was a great idea to run a contest for some gift sets!

I’ve been using the Unicorn products since I read Clara’s review here.  I’ve used the products on both raw fleeces (Scour & Wash)  and on finished objects (Wash & Rinse).  I’ve been really pleased with the results, and told Anna so at TNNA.

So, we’re giving away three  gift sets.  The winners will get a 4 oz bottle each of the Fibre Rinse & Fibre Wash.

To enter, please leave a comment with your favorite products &/or methods for washing your finished objects on this blog post (including a way to contact you:  email, blog address, or Rav name) by midnight PST Sunday 23 January.  I’ll use random.org to pick three winners and will contact you via the means you left.  If any of the winners have not responded by midnight PST 26 Jan, I’ll pick a replacement winner via random.org.

Thanks for playing!

40 comments… add one
  • jessica January 16, 2011, 7:17 pm

    Right now I am still using Eucalan, with my Woolite as a back up plan. Would love to try another wash!

  • Liz E January 16, 2011, 7:34 pm

    I wash pretty much everything the same way — soak in water with a bit of Eucalan in it, fold in towel and stomp on it to soak up most of the water, stretch on blocking board. I used to steam things, but I like the block that I get when I wet-block much much better and a good wash helps get the fibers actually wet so that even bouncy merino will behave nicely.

  • Emily January 16, 2011, 8:24 pm

    So far I’ve only ever blocked with just water or with Woolite, because that’s what I have around. I sure would love to try out a product like Fibre Rinse or Fibre Wash.

  • Ellen January 16, 2011, 8:49 pm

    I like the product called “Soak”. I especially love the citrus scent! I have not had a chance to try Fibre Rinse and Fibre Wash.

  • Renee Anne January 16, 2011, 8:54 pm

    Right now, I use Eucalan for anything that can’t be washed in the machine. I’m always looking for new things to try 🙂

    ~ Renee (aka “renny1780” on Rav)

  • Lara January 16, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Cold water and Woolite. Of course, I also only have a couple of things that can’t go through the washing machine, so everything else gets washed normally with the rest of my clothing… Maybe if I had some actual wool wash it would inspire me to knit with actual wool more.

  • helenlam January 16, 2011, 11:15 pm

    I am trying to use up the Costco-sized bottle of Woolite, which I use to wash in the front-loader. Once I’m done with that, I was going to use Rockin’ Green soap, but I’m afraid that’ll strip color out, so I’d love to try the Unicorn!

  • InJuneau January 16, 2011, 11:22 pm

    I use Euclan to finish my spun yarns and to wash my knit items. I love the eucalyptus and the grapefruit ones.

    (InJuneau on Ravelry)

  • Rebekka January 17, 2011, 1:16 am

    I don´t actually use a special fibre product, but shampoo which works quite well. I would love to try the fibre rinse, though, I love the scent of lavender!

  • Ilina January 17, 2011, 1:35 am

    I use a regular wool handwash product and on occasion (depending on the fibre) baby shampoo. I’d like to try something specifically made for handknits, but haven’t found anything yet.

  • Nicole January 17, 2011, 2:38 am

    I actually haven’t had to wash anything yet, so I wouldn’t know, but I would imagine I would use something really gentle, like wool wash or baby shampoo (hand washing of course) and then lay flat to dry. 🙂

    rav id: HermioneWeasley

  • Projektmanagerin January 17, 2011, 4:47 am

    Hi,
    I usually use a mild shampoo for daily care. Sometimes I try and pick one NOT made from petrol, but I do not bother most of the times. (Sorry. Is that the right term? talking OIL here, like the one in the Gulf of Mexico…)
    Nice blog! keep it up –
    best wishes from Germany, Projektmanagerin (under that name on Ravelry)

  • quinn January 17, 2011, 6:11 am

    I handwash all my handknits, even the “superwash” socks. I’ve used Eucalan with good results, but now I’m using plain old (human) shampoo and it seems to work just as well. Always interested in trying different products, but also trying to be economical…winning a giveaway would be perfect! 🙂
    quinn on rav

  • oonagh rabenwald January 17, 2011, 6:47 am

    i actually use the same stuff i use as my bodywash……dr. bronner’s peppermint castile soap.
    a little bit in a pot, lukewarm water, let it soak for a while.
    change to water to clear, let it soak a little.
    change to clear again, maybe squish it a little.
    roll in a towel and walk on it, to squish out water (don’t do this in socks, especially if your towel is a little thin!!)
    lay out on a clean towel, adn point a fan on high at it……..

    i’ve also used a vinegar rinse for silk (can’t remember where i was told about that), and a conditioner soak for rough wool, to soften it……

  • knittingdancer on Ravelry January 17, 2011, 7:19 am

    I use the Citrus scent of Soak for washing my wool items. I have also used Woolite. Then I rolled the item in a thick towel to squeeze out the excess water. Then I lay it out flat on another thick to dry or pin it to a blocking board if it needs to be blocked.

  • Walkinghorsegal on Ravelry January 17, 2011, 7:31 am

    Lately I’ve been using Kookaburra Wash (Tea Tree Oil) for my knitting and crocheting projects. Just soak, rinse and block my items. In the past I’ve also used Eucalan. I’ve never tried Fibre Wash or Fibre Rinse.

  • Brenda January 17, 2011, 7:36 am

    As a spinner and a knitter I love Unicorn Fibre wash and
    I trust it with all of my delicate yarns and knitting projects.
    I’m hooked on knitting shawls for holiday gifts and my
    favorite part is soaking the finished project in my kitchen
    sink then rolling them up in a towel to remove the excess
    moisture and blocking with pins to inexpensive foam board.
    The label should read “Magic Unicorn Fibre wash”

  • patsy January 17, 2011, 8:18 am

    I am using Soak right now but have used Woolite.

  • Patricia Bishop January 17, 2011, 8:34 am

    HI I use mostly just shampoo if I need to wash the item or just plain water I would love to try this product. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  • Christine OBrien January 17, 2011, 8:37 am

    I use the grapefruit Eucalan with great results. I too have used Woolite with ok results

  • ValKnitsaLot on Ravelry January 17, 2011, 8:54 am

    I have been using Kookaburra wool and delicate washes for several years now. I just love the way the combination of tea tree and lavender smells on the FOs. I have used shampoo in a pinch, but never Woolite.

  • lorraine January 17, 2011, 8:59 am

    i use fragrance free detergent…

  • Jess January 17, 2011, 10:08 am

    For fleeces I use dish soap; I’ve heard Unicorn wash is FAR superior. For my finished handknits I use baby wash usually.

    I’m Jessecreations on Ravelry – thanks for the contest, I’d love to try this wash!

  • Barbara January 17, 2011, 11:24 am

    i use woolite but would love to find a better product.

  • Amy V January 17, 2011, 11:37 am

    I’d love to try this wool wash. I am using baby shampoo currently.

  • Sara January 17, 2011, 12:19 pm

    I haven’t tried this brand – I’ve been using Eucalan…but, I’d like to find other kinds…

  • Kristen January 17, 2011, 2:18 pm

    So far I’ve only used water and Woolite. I’d love to try something new.

  • Barbara January 17, 2011, 3:52 pm

    I’ve been using Woolite so far, hand washing in cool water. I would love to try something new!

  • Melissa January 17, 2011, 4:47 pm

    I have always used Eucalan, and it seems to work well. There’s no reason I wouldn’t try something new, however. I haven’t heard of Unicorn — it looks like a nice product.

  • Rachelle January 17, 2011, 5:55 pm

    At the moment I use a warm wash with some of Martha Gardener’s Wool Wash, and then rinse in warm too. I then spin in my machine. Any further washes use the same product, but are done in my front loader.
    We can’t get the Unicorn products over here in NZ.

  • Amanda January 17, 2011, 6:22 pm

    I use baby shampoo, we have plenty around here!

  • Nicole January 17, 2011, 7:49 pm

    I am using eucalan for the handwash items, and normal laundry detergent for everything which is superwash.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    collienchen @ ravelry

  • Heather January 17, 2011, 7:54 pm

    I actually use shampoo and conditioner right now I haven’t seen any washs at my local LYS. I would like to try one some day.

  • Knitmomma January 17, 2011, 11:02 pm

    I just use dishsoap…both for fleeces and for finished objects. Sometimes if whatever is a bit coarse I rinse with conditioner.

    Knitmomma on Rav!

  • Mujercita January 18, 2011, 5:38 am

    I currently use Eucalan, but I’d love to try other ones, too!

    Mujercita on Ravelry

  • Mickenzie Cassidy January 18, 2011, 10:22 am

    I’m about 1/3 of the way thorugh my Spanish Peacock Shawl, which will be used as my wedding veil, and this will be the first item I’ve ever blocked. I’m a little nervous about it, just because I’ve never done it. I don’t know what I will use. Probably just water, as I can’t afford any special soak products. Wish me luck!

  • Lauren January 18, 2011, 1:34 pm

    So far I have only used Euclean, I like it fine, but I am on the look out for something I can find easier.
    I love the no rinse aspect, the less moving around, the less likely I will accidentally felt something. 🙂

  • Megan January 18, 2011, 8:10 pm

    I just use whatever I’ve got on hand, whether it be water, detergent, dish soap, or shampoo. Would really love to try some other stuff, though. =)

  • Jessy January 19, 2011, 7:00 pm

    I’m actually currently working on the first project for my household that will need to be handwashed….and I have no idea which products are good. I was planning on just using Woolite until some wise yarnie guides me in the right direction….. =}

    rav: brighteyesjessy

  • Debbie H January 22, 2011, 6:58 pm

    I really don’t do anything fancy, handwash with a little gentle shampoo and lay flat to dry. Would love to try fibre wash. thanks! My Ravelry ID is gussek Debbie in Alaska

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