This was the question posed at our Wednesday knitting group. To be honest, I didn't really know if it would make a difference. Just the same, I was hopeful and gave it a shot.
Here was my finished Warm Up America blanket but it was a bit wonky. I was hoping a good wet soaking might make it stand at attention.
It took a little work and it's not as relaxed as if it were wool, but the acrylic blanket did behave during the blocking process. Now it will sit on top of the pool table for a few days until it's thoroughly dried.
One more question that came up and no one knew the right answer. My friend has agreed to finish a project started by a grandmother. It's made out of acrylic but the whole project has been in the house of a smoker. Any ideas for getting the smoke stink out of the WIP and the yarn? Please leave a comment with your best suggestion and I'll pass it along.
Hope your knitting goals are heading in the right direction in 2013.