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Right, I'm going to try to shrink my old cashmere cardi...

(4 Posts)
FGM Sat 09-Jul-11 19:50:56

It's too fine/ big/ loose/ saggy. I don't want to end up giving to my 4 yr old DD but I'd like to make it a bit neater fitting/ thicker handling/ not so loose. So I reckon it needs a 30 degree cotton wash?! or 40 degrees <lives dangerously> Will report back in a bit...

wahwahwah Sat 09-Jul-11 19:54:53

I would start with a cool wash. It shrunk all of mine in a one-er - on the 'delicate' cycle (my arse!), which was fine when my sister was a size 6. Unfortunately she is now a size 16.

cardoon Sun 10-Jul-11 08:51:23

How did it go FMG?

I washed my brora cashmere socks with the hoi paloi, by mistake - they were completely unaffected, they are only 65% cashmere though

dexter73 Sun 10-Jul-11 14:59:15

I have washed my Brora cardy on a normal 40C wash. I did it by accident and my heart nearly stopped when I realised, but luckily it came out fine so I always wash my cashmere in the machine now.

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