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Old 02-06-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Lambswool sweater stinks!

I bought a sweater at the goodwill to make Longies with. The tag said 100% lambswool. I just washed with ecostore wool wash to felt it before using and it smells SO bad!! Kind of like a cross between a perm and a backed up drain, just nasty! I'm in the process of washing it again but it still smells in the laundry room. Any advice?? Is it just going to stink?? Obviously if it still smells it will stink when it gets damp when worn and that's wont work :-/

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Re: Lambswool sweater stinks!

Try a little vinegar soak. (vinegar will not harm wool)
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Re: Lambswool sweater stinks!

washing it is probably bringing out some deep funk, I wouldn't give up before 3 or 4 washes, I also find that wet wool can kind of have a barnyard smell sometimes, but when dry it doesn't stink, and when lanolized, it doesn't smell either because the lanolin prevents the inner of the fibers from getting wet, so it doesn't stink when used for longies. Am I making any sense??
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Re: Lambswool sweater stinks!

Wet wool = wet sheep. May not smell once dry.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thanks ladies! I will try the more washes and vinegar. Hopefully this nasty smell will come out!
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