Is your wool sweater shrinking? This is how you can recover shrunken wool!

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It can happen for the best: finding a new wool sweater in the washing machine, but then it’s about six sizes too small. With any luck, this small size fits perfectly on your upper arm and that’s why the sweater disappeared in the back of the closet, or worse yet: in the trash. Very embarrassing of course! With this simple step-by-step plan, you can shrink woolen sweaters recover and give him a long and happy life!

How to fix your shrinking wool sweater

You washed your woolen sweater too hot, now what? It’s simple, in just a few steps you can fix your shrunken wool sweater and bring it back to its original size. You do need the following for that:

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  • Baby shampoo or conditioner
  • Water
  • Towel

1. Make soapy water

First you fill a bucket with warm water. For best results, make sure the water is not too hot or too cold. Add a small amount of baby shampoo or conditioner to the bucket and stir it into the soapy water.

2. Soak your shrink wool sweater

Place the shrunken sweater into the soapy water and let it soak for at least half an hour. Make sure your sweater is completely submerged, so that the conditioner or baby shampoo can penetrate the fibers of your woolen sweater.

3. Do not rinse and wring out your shrunken sweater

Once your shrunken sweater has soaked in the soapy water, it’s important that you wash it no rinse. You want the shampoo or conditioner to stay on the fibers of the clothing to keep your wool sweater as smooth as possible. Blackmail is also a bad idea. If you wring out your sweater, it will lose its original fit again. It’s best to keep the sweater as wet as possible.

4. Stretch your woolen sweater

Place the wet sweater on top of the dry towel and gently stretch the garment by pulling on the ends. After that, you can let the shrunken sweater dry on a hanger. Et voila, your woolen sweater is like new again.

Tip: Should your shrunken wool sweater shrink again after hanging it up? Then let the sweater dry wet on the towel, with some heavy objects around the edges.

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