Read Directions First

This is a PSA to all my readers who follow my method of washing clothes.

Normally I'm a big fan of just throwing all of my clothes into the washing machine on a delicate cycle with some woolite and calling it a day.

I've actually had pretty good success with this method, except that I found out one tag when it says "hand wash" and "dry clean only" they really do mean it.

Cashmere and merino wool.

If these aren't mixed with any other fibers, apparently they become matted by the agitation of the washing machine, and shrink. Kind of like when you felt wool or when you rat your hair to create dreads.

What this means is that I just had a perfectly good sweater that is now about the right size to fit an American Girl doll.


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