If it says hand wash only, you should probably just hand wash it. I usually do my sweaters all at once, with some mild shampoo. Then I roll them up in multiple towels to get some of the water out, and leave to dry flat on a towel for a day. You can brush them with a horsehair brush occasionally too.
Anyone in Brisbane interested in any Saphir products? I was thinking of ordering some Renovateur and maybe some polish from Valmour and if I could split some shipping with an interested party that would be swell. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
Not patrick, but I usually apply any sort of creme with my fingers as it is easy to wipe off, and you don't waste any of that expensive stuff by soaking a cloth with it. I recall another member applying Renovateur with fingers for that reason aswell. I believe the heat from my hands also helps in evenly distributing the cream.