TBF Tool: How to Unshrink a Wool Sweater

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Accidentally shrink your favorite wool sweater? Well, this tip gives you instructions on how to unshrink that sweater in using your own kitchen sink

Step by Step Guide in Unshrinking a Wool Sweater

Stretch your wool sweater by soaking the garment in a tub of gentle hair conditioner and lukewarm water. Do not wring the sweater, but after draining the tub, press the sweater against the side of the basin to drain the excess water.  Remove the garment and lay it flat on a very thick, very absorbent towel. Use another towel to blot away the excess water. Gently pull the sweater into the desired shape. Let the sweater air dry flat.

Interesting fact: A similar procedure, called blocking, is used by high-end knit designers like St. John Knits to “stretch” garments to a larger size.