to wash a cashmere sweater
If you have spent
the money on a cashmere sweater, you probably want to wear
it all the time! Unfortunately, you can easily spend a lot
of money on the drycleaning bills after you buy it! But you
can wash a cashmere sweater by hand at home to save money.
First, are there
any trims or embellishments on the sweater that would require
it to be drycleaned? If so, you should not try the do-it-yourself
method, as the trim could be damaged.
Next, fill a sink
with warm water and a small amount of baby shampoo. Use regular
baby shampoo, such as Johnsons. Do not use any of the trendy
scented shampoos. Plain, regular no-tears baby shampoo is
what you should use. If you don't use it in your household,
you can pick up the small travel size baby shampoo for under
$1 at the drug store.
Gently swish the
sweater around in the suds for a couple of minutes so that
the soap soaks through the garment, and then allow to sit
for ten minutes. Drain the sink, then rinse the sweater a
few more times in warm water to remove all shampoo.
the water out, being careful not to twist, which can damage
the cashmere. Then lay flat on a bath towel, and cover with
a second bath towel. Then roll the bath towels up in a jelly
roll style to remove the excess water. Then unroll and lay
flat to dry on a mesh drying rack or another bath towel. Do
not hang to dry.