Even though the label says "dry clean," a cashmere sweater can be easily washed at home. First, ditch the washing machine and dryer: It'll shrink and destroy the sweater. Instead, fill a sink with cold water and use a light shampoo (like baby shampoo) to give a good cleanse. Never wring the sweater; simply squeeze out the excess water. Then use a salad spinner (yes, the one from your kitchen) to help get out all the excess water. Then lay the sweater flat on a clean towel and fold the towel over; roll it up and squeeze to give it a final dry "cycle." Let it air dry and you'll have a perfectly clean sweater!
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