How to Unshrink a Sweater. You can salvage and resize that favorite cozy garment that someone (not you, of course) popped into the dryer.
As we all know, accidents happen. Even laundry accidents.
Here's how to get the sweater back into shape:
About 15 minutes should allow enough time for the shampoo to relax the fibers so that you may begin the letting-out process.
Roll it in a towel to get as much of the moisture out as possible.
Stretch to size as far as it will go. Pin in that position on the corkboard.
It will take several stretching and re-pinning sessions. But if you adore that angora (or wool, or cashmere) - you'll be glad you took the time to pin, pin, and pin again.
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