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How to Unshrink a Sweater
Step-by-step instructions for returning a wool garment to its original size after shrinking it in the dryer.
Melissa J. Will
shrunken but not felted
Fill a basin with warm water.
Add wool wash like Soak or Eucalan according to product instructions.
Gently add garment and press it into the water. Do not stir or agitate at all.
After 20 minutes, drain the water with the garment still in the basin.
Gently press the water out of the knit, but do not squeeze or wring. When you pick it up, do so gently from the bottom.
Remove excess water by rolling in a towel or spinning in the salad spinner.
Gently stretch, paying attention to any seams because that’s where you’re going to hit your limit on how much you can stretch.
Don’t overstretch the sleeve width, for instance, if the armhole insists on staying small.
Keep flat until dry.
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