Drying a 95% Cotton 5% Cashmere Cardigan

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acadiaspring, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. acadiaspring

    acadiaspring Member

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    I just received the cardigan I ordered and it is 95% Cotton and 5% Cashmere. I never had a garment that contained cashmere before, and a lady friend of mine said not to dry it as this would cause MAJOR shrinkage (she emphasized major quite a bit, perhaps excessively since I got the point the first time).

    It fits absolutely perfect. Would tossing it in the dryer on low really shrink it badly?
     


  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    I certainly wouldn't risk it; is it really so tough to wait for it to dry naturally? You really shouldn't be putting anything in the dryer unless you're really in a hurry.
     


  3. Mr.K

    Mr.K Senior member

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    Just lay it on a drying rack if you are that worried about shrinking. 5% should not make it shrink much more than 100% cotton. I have some cotton/cashmere mixes that say they can be dried and a few that recommend dry clean only.
     


  4. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Air dry flat.
     


  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Air dry. Soak it in your sink when washing. No machines in the process!
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