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Help, I've accidentally shrunk a cashmere jumper

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quietbatperson Sat 08-Dec-12 22:18:23

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TravelinColour Mon 10-Dec-12 22:00:49

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zanz1bar Mon 10-Dec-12 19:04:32

last christmas DH gets red cashmere socks , by feb they are mine, by oct they are DD and now they are DS 7 yrs. thick felted cashmere boot liners his has no idea just how lucky he is!

quietbatperson Mon 10-Dec-12 18:54:55

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quietbatperson Mon 10-Dec-12 18:49:12

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HouseOfTinsel Sun 09-Dec-12 21:17:57

Loving the wine bottles as jumper weights grin

Maybe you should stick a couple up the sleeves just to make sure?

quietbatperson Sun 09-Dec-12 16:21:24

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Caerlaverock Sun 09-Dec-12 15:58:10

treat yourself to this beauty as consolation

LeftyLucy Sun 09-Dec-12 15:46:10

I did laugh. grin

Gingersnap88 Sun 09-Dec-12 15:06:52

Only popped on to read this thread a ended up buying a cashmere dress! angry

trikken Sun 09-Dec-12 13:24:19

I accidentally shrunk my sisters woolen jumper. It was never the same sad it was her favourite too.

KatieSantaPawskitty Sun 09-Dec-12 12:52:55

Great picture!

Poor you though. Have done similar.

Neena28 Sun 09-Dec-12 12:07:57

Some of the nicest cushions I have I've made from washing disasters!!! Buy the pads from dunelm if you can't salvage it and make a cover. Dead easy and loads of tutorials on line if you aren't a sew-re normally.

Bluestocking Sun 09-Dec-12 11:39:23

Good luck with the resizing project, quietbat! One of my favourite jumpers is an M&S Autograph cashmere which I bought at a charity shop - the label says 16 but I'm size 12 and it is a perfect fit. For some reason, the knit survived the shrinking and it just feels rather thicker than cheapo cashmere usually is.

DillyTante Sun 09-Dec-12 11:28:12

Make some lovely wrist warmers out of it.

quietbatperson Sun 09-Dec-12 10:18:47

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tak1ngchances Sun 09-Dec-12 10:09:58

Well done! Thank goodness for mumsnet.
I should have stayed away from this thread though, I bought a cashmere dress just now with Ewan's crumpet discount code!

quietbatperson Sun 09-Dec-12 10:03:22

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Chandon Sun 09-Dec-12 09:30:20

That is it, I am afraid.

The ony cashmere that reovers from this treatment is Brora, imo.

Most brands go too woolly and weirdshaped and shrunken to ever be worn again...

tak1ngchances Sun 09-Dec-12 09:23:00

I am an 8-10. I'll buy it from you?

quietbatperson Sun 09-Dec-12 09:00:19

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EwanHoHoHozami Sun 09-Dec-12 08:01:46

would it make you feel better if I told you that I really like your name?

and that there's 30% off at the crumpet outlet store this w/e with COUNT30]] ?

FamiliesShareGerms Sun 09-Dec-12 07:58:19

I have managed to save one of DH's merino jumpers by stretching and stretching while wet, but I suspect cashmere would be too fine to take that treatment, I'm afraid.

gazzalw Sun 09-Dec-12 07:41:30

DW did this with a very lovely Ralph Lauren jumper she'd bought me - never again expensive wool items in this household. I do feel your pain sad....

quietbatperson Sun 09-Dec-12 07:37:17

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queenofthepirates Sat 08-Dec-12 23:38:11

Shrunken cashmere jumpers make fabulous cushion covers if you can sew.

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