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Old 03-25-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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favorite wool wash?
I tried searching for a thread on this, but didn't find any. What is everyone's favorite wool wash? I've used Soak a few times, but never tried any else. After finding out my mom has been using Woolite to wash her handknit stuff I've made her I've wanted to get her a suitable wash.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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I seem to prefer Eucalan. Never tried Soak, but I heard it smells wonderful.
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Is there something wrong with using Woolite to wash your wool?
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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I've heard that Woolite changed and that some of the enzymes used in it aren't suitable for wool. I can't remember where I've read that, but I know I've seen it several places...
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Old 03-25-2007, 11:14 PM   #5
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what about a baby laundry soap like Dreft?? or is that a bad idea? I have yet to wash any of my wool projects yet.. they are still in the "finished/out" bin but they haven't left the house yet~!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:13 AM   #6
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I love wool wash from Northern Essence (www.northernessence.com under Diaper care, but you can use it on any wool item) she makes practically any scent you could want- my kids love "Monkey Farts" not just for the name, but bcs it smells like bananas and other tropical fruit (stuff that monkeys would eat!) I use it on my wool soakers, longies and shorties that I make for cloth diaper covers. She also has wool wash bars that get practically any stain off wool (trust me!) and they can be made from different scents too. She also has spray on and solid lanolin if you need that too.
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I found an article here about how to wash sweaters.

It also says why woolite is bad. evidently it's too harsh.
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Originally Posted by SandraEllen
I found an article here about how to wash sweaters.

It also says why woolite is bad. evidently it's too harsh.
Great article, thanks for posting!

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I found that artical when I first started knitting and have washed all my stuff in Dawn. I haven't wrecked anything yet.
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