iron wool sweater??

jkayd_il5October 20, 2010

I bought a 100% merino wool lightweight cardigan sweater but it has several wrinkles on it. How can I safely get them out without harming the fabric? I've heard of a warm iron and a damp towel. Is that the best? I have a garment steamer but don't like it much so only used it once. Back side only?? Help please!!

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Vickey__MN

Can you just hand wash, and block?

Vickey-MN

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 2:07PM
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maybee_gw

I would use a steam iron and not touch it clear down on the sweater...

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 2:19PM
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lynn_d

You can iron it, just don't let the iron sit in one spot for too long and don't use too much pressure. The damp cloth is a good idea, or use a bit a steam. Make sure that you allow the sweater to dry before you fold it or put it away.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 2:33PM
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lilliepad

I would use a damp cloth (like a cloth napkin,not a washcloth or anything terry) and a dry iron.Wet the cloth and wring it out as much as possible,lay it over the wrinkle and press the iron lightly over it.Don't press hard or move the iron around.Re-wet the cloth as needed.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 3:04PM
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sheilajoyce_gw

Steam iron it. Do not use high heat. Do not let the iron stop on the sweater--keep it moving lightly over the sweater. Don't press down on the iron. If a wrinkle is stubborn, give it an extra shot or two of steam, pat the steam into the fabric, but do not more heat. You don't want to "kill" the wool.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 4:55PM
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