January 12, 2017
How to Wash Cashmere + Wool Sweaters
It’s sweater season and that means that you probably have a couple that might need to head to the dry cleaners. There’s a safer, no chemical, cheaper and better way – wash them at home.
Here’s how to wash your sweaters at home:
Use a mild, liquid detergent (I like the Wool & Cashmere Shampoo by The Laundress)
Pre-Treat any spots with the detergent
Gently rub the detergent into the stain
Place sweater(s) in washing machine
Wash on gentle/delicate or a wool setting and in cold water – this is extremely important, failing to wash on cold and gentle/delicate can ruin your sweaters!
Once the washer has finished its cycle, remove the sweater(s) and place on a clean, large bath towel
Roll the sweater up in the towel and ‘block’ it – I step on the sweater while it’s rolled up in the towel a bit to absorb any excess water
Then I place the sweater flat on top of the dryer to dry
Alternatively you can also use a drying rack to dry your sweaters
Once your sweaters are dry, fold and put them away!
Instead of dropping your sweaters off at the dry cleaners, try this simple technique to wash your sweaters at home.
I love talking about laundry! Here are a couple other posts you might find helpful – just click on the image to go straight to the post!
Question: do you use “low spin” or “no spin”. Thanks.
Becky SaysPost author
Low spin 🙂
Shari Carter Says
Wow! The sweaters came out beautiful! Thank you for the step by step process!
April Sellers Says
I have a cashmere sweater that I LOVE. But at the wrists, it has stretched from wear. Any idea on how to get it to go back in that specific area?
b r SaysPost author
You could dry it on LOW for 5 minutes or so in the dryer and see if it pops back – then let it air dry.