I recently purchased a new sweater; of course, I was way more interested in the style, color, and how I looked wearing it than anything else. When I got home, I checked out the care label and discovered it was 35% acrylic. I’ll admit that I was surprised. First, the sweater didn’t feel like it was partially made of acrylic. Second, acrylic isn’t difficult to care for, but there are problems that could arise when providing care including shrinking, stretching, and snagging or pilling.