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Old 09-12-20, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Give it a very hot wash and then hot dry it. It has to get hot in order to shrink.
I would be very careful if following this advice, as it would be easy to overdo it. I have worn merino wool pretty much every day from fall through spring for at least fifteen years, and I've only once screwed up in the laundry -- ran two of my fave wool jerseys through a warm dryer cycle. They shrunk so much that I had to pass them along to a much smaller friend. The wool was practically felted because it shrank so much.

If I wanted to shrink a merino wool jersey, I would wash it as normally (cold water, gentle cycle), then dry it on medium heat and take it out of the dryer every five mins to check the shrinkage.
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