Handwashing a Wool Sweaters

If you don't have any Woolite handy or would like a cheaper alternative, try this.

  • 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid (like Dawn)
  • 3 gallons of luke warm water

Soak the sweater in water for 5 minutes. Squeeze suds through fabric and remove any soil. Never pull, stretch or twist the fabric while cleaning. Rinse all the soap out of the fabric and gently squeeze out much of the water.

Then take the damp sweater and lay it between two towels. Roll up the sweater and towels like you would a bed roll. You may need to do this a couple of times. Then you will want to lay the sweater out to dry. Make sure the sweater is back to its natural shape before you set it out to dry because it will dry in whatever shape you leave it in. If you hang dry wool sweaters they will stretch so dry it flat.


July 22, 20040 found this helpful

I've also heard about using shampoo, it will naturally soften the fibers.

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