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Jumper that's 'bobbling' - can I rescue it? Advice please

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Neveradullm0ment Tue 23-Feb-16 13:47:33

I think that's the right word, only been washed once, in a 40 degree wash, by mistake ended up with the duvet, and I had set it aside for a cold wash. can I rescue it? It's 38% viscose,23% merino and 5%cashmere.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Tue 23-Feb-16 17:18:53

If it's just a bit bobbly ( my phone is saying that's not a word!) and hasn't shrunk, then you can literally shave off the bobbles with a razor. Be really careful though.

SometimesItRains Tue 23-Feb-16 17:23:40

You need a "bobble off" tool - I paid about £6 from Lakeland. It has worked a treat on DH's merino work jumpers. It is essentially a blade that spins and cuts bobbles off, but it is safer than having a go with a razor blade yourself.

ontherightpath Tue 23-Feb-16 17:57:03

I second the razor. Also you could try (gently) brushing it with one of those velcro rollers - the bobbles will stick to the velcro.

MadisonMontgomery Tue 23-Feb-16 19:36:30

I could never get the razor trick to work - bought a Remington bobble remover & it's much better.

Ididnthearanything Tue 23-Feb-16 19:52:23

Razor is fine for cotton but I'd be very careful on woollens.

But I bought a 'Bobble off' today for my pig-ass bobbled wool coatigan and I LOVE IT!! My coatigan is like new and I'm now on a debobbling frenzy and de-bobbling everything in sight. (Except children and H). Quite addictive. Works a treat. Highly recommend.

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