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countPINKCHICKula Tue 28-Oct-08 11:41:32

put it IN WASHER on handwash/wool cycle?

DP has two quite expenisive jumpers and both say this, but will be a tw*t to handwash and get fresh and clean..so could i shove them in washer or would i ruin them?..theyre wool????

nickytwooootimes Tue 28-Oct-08 11:42:29

Hmm.
I wouldn't risk it personally.

mrsmaidamess Tue 28-Oct-08 11:42:37

Hmmm. Would it REALLy take that long to hand wash? I just give mine a quick freshen up and a rinse. You could put in on a gentle spin prog to help get the water out.

I would bung them in the machine on handwash/wool cycle and cry if they get ruined

Or get DP to wash them

mrsmaidamess Tue 28-Oct-08 11:42:53

Look at that, we both hmmmm'd

hiccymapops Tue 28-Oct-08 11:43:35

I'd still risk washing them on a delicates cycle. But then i'm very lazy and loathe handwashing grin

SlasherGoober Tue 28-Oct-08 11:44:44

Yes, every time!

choosyfloosy Tue 28-Oct-08 11:45:34

I quite like handwashing about once a year, but the result always looks exactly the same as if I'd never bothered (although the smell is at least a bit different). So I'd say, handwash cycle. What's the point of sweaters you never wear?

If they shrink and go felty, buy some 'fun' multicoloured buttons and make a bunting cushion for your dh's side of the bed smile

countPINKCHICKula Tue 28-Oct-08 11:45:52

LOL, theyre lovely and not old and like i say dp has expensive tastes as opposed to me! LOL, actual handwashing is SUCH a PITA though!, plus they have to be laid falat to dry whichever way i wash, so can only do one at a time as table will only hold one!.hmmm..and yes i would cry if i ruined them! LOL..dp hasnt told me to do them, he's put them out to get dry cleaned but i think even that would be a bithmm?

LuLuBai Tue 28-Oct-08 11:54:36

I would do them in the machine on a delicates cycle using Woolite or something of that sort. I wash my pashminas in the machine.

For years I handwashed religiously and then after a very messy baby related incident involving a brand new cashmere jumper I discovered that my machine does a pretty good job.

I've actually got a load of jumpers in the machine as I type.

LuLuBai Tue 28-Oct-08 11:56:18

(but I did shrink a wool/cashmere blend jumper of DHs recently when it got mixed in with the wrong load. Lucky me - it fits me perfectly now!)

countPINKCHICKula Tue 28-Oct-08 12:08:12

well handwashed one in the sink!..with woolitehmm...not gunna be properly clean though are they!?..at least they smell more fresh after being stuck in wardrobe all summer!pah!
Its now balanced precariously on top of a towel on top of the laid flat clothes airer over bath! FFS what a faff on!..one more to do as well!

LuLuBai Tue 28-Oct-08 12:10:36

Your DH is a lucky man.

nappyaddict Tue 28-Oct-08 12:12:53

if you have a handwash cycle on your machine i would use that.

stealthsquiggle Tue 28-Oct-08 12:13:52

I would put them in on delicates/handwash cycle with appropriate (Persil silk/wool) detergent.

Otherwise they would never get washed worn in our house.

countPINKCHICKula Wed 29-Oct-08 18:23:14

*its still flaming wet!!!! LOL

ShyandRetiring Wed 29-Oct-08 18:26:45

thye should be clean after handwashign in sink though. if it was hot. how will it dry though grin
not tumble i presume

countPINKCHICKula Wed 29-Oct-08 20:39:47

it said do not wring out!hmm..so i squeezed and squuezed as much as i could without wringing if thats poss LOL and have laid it flat on towel on top os airer for last 2 day!!!

twentynine Wed 29-Oct-08 20:41:51

Am I the only lazy bugger who throws her hand wash items in the bath after I've been in it (and the water is cool) together with woolite, stirs it with the back brush and then lays them to dry across the clothes horse in the bath? blush

nancy75 Wed 29-Oct-08 20:43:04

instead of wringing them out you lay them flat on a towel and roll the towel into a sausage shape (quite tightly) with the jumper inside - like an arctic roll and the jumper is the jam iyswim! this rings it out without twisting out of shape/stretching

countPINKCHICKula Wed 29-Oct-08 20:44:42

ooh didnt know that nancy!..but i do fancy som arctic roll now LOL...twentynine!..really!!!smileLOL

Ghouladalupe Wed 29-Oct-08 20:44:44

I have a handwash pile that I collect and then put in on a handwash setting and gentle spin. I reshape on towels and everything has always been fine. In fact, I don't think I have ever hand washed by hand.

Waswondering Wed 29-Oct-08 20:46:52

I don't handwash.

I always use the handwash cycle of the machine as that's what it's for.

nancy75 Wed 29-Oct-08 20:48:12

please dont think i take that much care with my own washing! i only know because i used to work in v expensive shop and people would bring back knitwear that had gone wrong at the bottom after washing, we were told to advise people how to care for it and this, aparently is the best way

mynameisluka Wed 29-Oct-08 20:48:22

If you have a handwash cycle use it

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