1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Drying a 95% Cotton 5% Cashmere Cardigan

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

  1. acadiaspring

    acadiaspring Member

    Messages:
    16
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    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

    Messages:
    5,059
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Location:
    Cambridge, England
    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

    Messages:
    1,841
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    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

    Messages:
    9,672
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    Knee deep in curds
  5. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,044
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    Air dry. Soak it in your sink when washing. No machines in the process!
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by