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Help! Put wool on a non wool wash?!

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IveBeenGoodSantaIPromise Tue 04-Dec-12 14:20:51

In my ridiculous tiredness just realised the wool wash I put on earlier went on a normal wash. Don't care about my dh old jumper but 3 beloved handmade cardigans of my 3mo look smaller and feel a bit hard?! Can I rescue them or have I ruined them?

Want to cry feel like such an idiot!!

Frontpaw Tue 04-Dec-12 14:24:09

Oh dear. I don't think you can fix this. If it makes you feel better I had 4 beautiful, fluffy, soft cashmere / agora sweaters that I put on a delicate cycle and they would now fit Barbie.

IveBeenGoodSantaIPromise Tue 04-Dec-12 14:40:55


tribpot Tue 04-Dec-12 14:49:46

You might want to post in Arts and Crafts as well - I have a feeling SoupDragon said she'd rescued a blanket/jacket in similar circs by tumble drying it?

Frontpaw Tue 04-Dec-12 14:51:30

Won't that make it even smaller? I am now looking at DSs school jumper, just washed at 30* and now fits him. It was almost at his knees yesterday (smart mummy got him a size too big!).

tribpot Tue 04-Dec-12 15:29:55

I think it would help with the stiffness ... but I would ask over on Arts and Crafts, I am only half-remembering this story!

IveBeenGoodSantaIPromise Tue 04-Dec-12 15:44:52

Ok thanks guys. I don't have a tumble dryer but might take them over to my mum. I'm going to have to tell her I shrank her beautiful cardigans anyway!

PigletJohn Tue 04-Dec-12 17:36:08

I am told that if you hand-wash woollens with shampoo (!) and cold rinse, the fibres will soften and relax and may wear back to size.

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