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Old 09-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #61
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Has anyone done this with Disana covers?

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Old 10-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #62
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Re: Feeling brave....longies in front loader...

bumping this thread to say I did this yeaterday with ALL of our summer woolies. Worked magically! Have old fashion top loader. Did handwash cycle on cold/cold, threw in the woolwash, opened lid to leave to soak for about 30 min, spun/rinse. tad-dah! much cleaner woolies. after doing the first two by themselves because I was nervous I threw in several pairs at a time that were similar in color. They are all toddler friendly bases and it worked great! Now if I hadn't worn out the battery on my wool shaver they would be all ready to get packed away as we clearly in the rainy longie season now.
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Can you do this without liquid wool wash? I usually use baby wash and solid lanolin in the sink. I have an old fashioned top loader with middle agitator. My stuff is softer bases though like BFL and LT, would I just felt everything? What water temperature? I want to try this but I'm afraid of ruining everything!
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #64
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I just did this with a bunch of new to me woolies, as well as a bunch of our loved on woolies that DS2 seemed to think needed dirt 'enhancements' . I used a wee bit of regular F&C detergent (and I mean a weeee bit). Everything came out wonderfully except for 2 woolies. One I don't know what DS2 put on them, but nothing has worked to get the gunk out so far, and the other one DS2 puffy painted the driveway, then sat in the wet puffy paint. Yeah, those are never going to be totally clean again.
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Re: Feeling brave....longies in front loader...

I had one pair that are LT and they did fine. I did do 1 pair that was mama-made and knit on malabrigo and they got a little extra fuzzy. Not really felted just extra fuzzy. I haven't been able to shave 'em yet to see how they will look after that, but I'm not sure about soft bases. I did cold/cold. And my super old top loader was fine. I think if you made your own wool wash that should be fine too, assuming you mixed it up before hand, I don't see that its really any different, though maybe more likely to get clumpy in cold water?? I did run a cycle with just some dawn after I was done to cleanse the washer of wool wash, since I was nervous about lanolin on the diapers.
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So you use Eucalan in the machine? My washer is not HE, I wonder how much EUcalan I have to use.. anyone ever try use wool with regular detergent and then Lanolized them when they dry?
I just did mine with regular detergent, then used WOW. I did it in a top loader and spun them out. They look great. I did upcycled, hand knit and interlock. They are all fine. They are now drying.
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Has anyone done this with Disana covers?
I did one of those too. It's fine.
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Pretty sure I just kinda felted a LT romper. I did a cold soak in my front loader and then a drain and med spin. I think the soak cycle is too aggressive and there's no way to turn off my machine while letting water remain undrained. I'm bummed
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Pretty sure I just kinda felted a LT romper. I did a cold soak in my front loader and then a drain and med spin. I think the soak cycle is too aggressive and there's no way to turn off my machine while letting water remain undrained. I'm bummed
That's why I'm worried, I've felted my LT stuff a little just from soaking in the sink
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I don't put any knit wool in the washer anymore, even superwash felts on me. Lesson learned!

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