Do you have a cashmere-yarn? Exactly, most of people ha […]
Do you have a cashmere-yarn? Exactly, most of people have at least one. But as much as you may love the thing, you're going to have to take it off and wash it eventually. You're a human and humans have smells and gross stuff coming out of our bodies. Plus, you probably spilled some horseradish sauce on there or something.
Now, we know what you're thinking: Just take it to the cleaners, right? Wrong. Dry cleaning uses harsh chemicals. Yes, it works, but it will wear down the fibers in your sweater over time. You or your very nice relative just spent a whole bunch of money on it. So instead, you're gonna wash that beauty the way a man should: with your bare hands.
Add a mild detergent or baby shampoo to a sink of lukewarm water, then swish it around with your hand to create some foam. Turn the sweater inside out, place it in the sink and work the soapy water through it. Squeeze the sweater lightly so you don't stretch or snag the cashmere. Remove the sweater, drain the sink, refill it with fresh water and put the sweater back in. Gently move the sweater through the water, lightly massaging it t until it's free of detergent.
Removed the washed sweater from the sink and gently squeeze out excess water. Never twist or wring the sweater, as you may damage the fibers. If you like, place the sweater in a salad spinner and give it a whirl to remove more water. Otherwise, lay the sweater flat on a towel and roll it up into a tube, firmly pressing down on it as you go to absorb water. Unroll the towel, reshape the sweater by hand and smooth out any wrinkles. Lay it flat on a dry towel or a drying rack to air-dry.