Merino wool is soft and plush and used for making fine clothing and home accessories. Merino is most often used to make sweaters, suits, coats and blankets; it is also a favorite yarn fiber for knitting and crocheting. When you wash merino, do not agitate it too much as excessive agitation can cause the wool to felt and shrink. Wash merino by giving it a gentle soak and allowing it to air-dry.
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Fill the drum of the washing machine with cool water and leave the lid up.
Add 1/4 cup wool soak and swirl the water around with your hand to blend.
Place the wool item in the washer and press it down until it is completely submerged. Merino resists water, so it will take a minute or so to become saturated.
Leave the washer lid up and allow the item to soak for 30 minutes.
Close the lid and advance the washer setting to "Spin."
Wait next to the washing machine while it spins and removes the water; then remove the merino wool item promptly.
Lay the wool garment on a flat surface to dry. Pat it into the correct shape if needed and allow it to dry completely before storing.