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How can I soften up a wool sweater?

I have an old wool button cardigan that belonged to my grandfather. I love it, because it reminds me of him, but it's about as comfortable as a hair shirt. Even wearing long sleeves under it, it's so itchy I can barely stand it!

Is there something I can wash it in that will help make it NOT so annoyingly scratchy?

The sweater is 85% wool, 15% nylon, and the directions say to wash in Woolite and cold water. (I've done that MANY times, but it's still not very soft.

 
geminilove

Asked by geminilove at 3:37 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (4)
  • Rinse with a little hair conditioner. Then rinse with just water.
    Keksie

    Answer by Keksie at 5:46 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I have no clue, but would love to know an answer! I, too have a sweater that is still itchy even if I wear it over something.
    JZ10FPM

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 5:33 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I hear fabric softener works??? maybe you can google for info
    justgrape723

    Answer by justgrape723 at 5:38 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Try hair conditioner.....wool IS hair!
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:18 AM on Dec. 16, 2010

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