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How to de-pill a rug?

I have two large (9'x12') area rugs that have pilled, like a sweater, but all over. There is a layer of pilling, like a web, over the surfaces of the rugs entirely. I was wondering if it would be a huge mistake to try hair clippers on the surface, sort of like shearing a sheep, like a giant sweater shaver. The rugs are synthetic. Thoughts?
posted by juniperesque on May 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me stay warm!

In 4 months, I'm starting a new phase of my life where sweatshirts are no longer acceptable. Recommend things to keep me warm! [more inside]
posted by smangosbubbles on Mar 2, 2014 - 33 answers

"You can leave the suit at home."

I have a round two interview today for a business analyst position in the interactive division of a large international company. I've never been for an interview that included "It's OK to dress down" instructions, and don't want to come off as either stuffy or too laid back. I'm thinking about a v-neck sweater over a dress shirt, with no tie. Would I be wiser wearing a jacket instead? With a tie?
posted by emelenjr on Jan 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Help me find a webcomic about knitting a sweater

I'm trying to rediscover a webcomic in which the protagonist is a Jewish girl who defeats a monster in a sweater-knitting competition. I think it may have been linked from MetaFilter circa 2010, but I can't re-find the post, and apparently failed to bookmark it. Can you assist, O Hive Mind?
posted by Androgenes on Dec 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Cashmere, Silk and Beetroot

[Stainremovalfilter] Spilled some delicious beet juice on my aqua blue sweater. It's silk and cashmere. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on Dec 4, 2013 - 3 answers

Christmas Sweater Question

I need to buy a christmas sweater for someone with one very important detail. [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Nov 23, 2013 - 23 answers

Sweater Obsession

I recently stumbled across this sweater and I'm enamored with it. Unfortunately, it's sold out or $600 everywhere I can find it. Oh great hivemind, can you find me a sweater that ties in the front like this and drapes all gorgeously? I especially love how wide the belt is and how gracefully the sweater flows from the waist.
posted by chatongriffes on Nov 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I shrink an Icelandic sweater?

I have a traditional Icelandic hand-knit wool sweater (or "jumper" in European parlance) which I purchased when I was wearing a size XL. I am now wearing a size M and I miss my beautifully warm sweater. Is it safe to attempt to shrink it, or will that totally destroy it? If it's worth trying, does anyone have any guidance on how to do it? Explain as though you were talking to a 5-year-old - I have no experience in the fiber arts.
posted by matildaben on Oct 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Cardigan--too tiny?

Fashionista filter: I love cardigans and as a Librarian I have quite a collection. But one thing always bugs me, if your cardigan cannot button up comfortably does that mean that it is too small for you? I don't wear mine buttoned up, but I do see people that wear them open and it looks like they barely fit--and there is almost nothing worse than a too tight sweater.
posted by sandra194 on Sep 29, 2013 - 27 answers

America's got it easy.

I'd like to buy this sweater for my husband. Difficulty level: Canada. [more inside]
posted by AmandaA on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Where to get cardigan sleeves altered in Toronto?

I have an awesome new cardigan, yay! I got ink stains on the sleeve! Boo! Any recommendations for someone in Toronto skilled at alteration? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Mar 16, 2013 - 11 answers

What is the name of this item of clothing that combines shirt & sweater?

What's the name for the piece of women's clothing that looks like one is wearing a v-neck sweater over a button-down shirt, but really it's one shirt with collar and cuffs attached to a "fake" sweater? [more inside]
posted by subbes on Mar 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Wishing spaghetti straps were work-appropriate.

How do I look put together without sweating bullets? Looking for alternatives to cardigans and blazers for a stylish layered look. [more inside]
posted by quietta on Dec 12, 2012 - 8 answers

It would be nice to have my sweater back.

How do (or should I) ask for an item of clothing back that was a childhood gift to me and has been out on extended loan? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Apr 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Red, White, and BLEARGH!

I bought this old Escada sweater at a thrift store for a few bucks. It had a few small brown stains that I figured I could live with, but after I got it home I realized that it had a HUGE yellowish armpit stain on one side. What (if anything) can be done? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Apr 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Unwarp my cardigan, please!

My cardigan came out of the wash all warped/twisted. Can I fix this or is it a goner? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jan 6, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I alter the sleeves on a sweater?

I have a long sleeved hot pink sweater that is kind of marmish looking. I think it could be made kickier with short sleeves, though. How would I go about altering it? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Nov 14, 2011 - 6 answers

white person problems

Desperately Seeking Sweater [more inside]
posted by janelikes on Nov 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Baggy-bottomed sweaters look awful on my formerly baggy bottom

I've shaped up and lost a number of inches, mostly in the hip area. Yay. But now my sweaters that otherwise still fit are baggy at the bottom. For some reason, the bagginess is most pronounced in the back and they look awful. Is there a way, short of putting the inches back on, to make them more form-fitting at the bottom? [more inside]
posted by DrGail on Nov 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Search for a sweater

Clothing-hunt-filter: find me this buddha sweater.
posted by typography on Aug 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Made of Rainbows

I really love the rainbow sweater Marcus wears in About A Boy. Is this a real thing? [more inside]
posted by troublewithwolves on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

What do you call a sweater with thumb holes?

I need help identifying a sweater style. Please help me name this sweater so I can find it and buy it! [more inside]
posted by msali on May 7, 2011 - 11 answers

What kind of guitar? What kind of sweater?

Does anyone know anything about the guitar or the sweater in this Brett Dennen video? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Mar 27, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking at this sweater with distain

Handknit Irish sweaters with coffee/unknown stains. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Jan 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Freddie at home

Have you seen: Freddie Mercury in a kittycat sweater? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Save my poor jumper?

Help me save my lovely 60s-style jumper! (Bonus points for London-based solutions.) [more inside]
posted by Put the kettle on on Sep 20, 2010 - 4 answers

Holy Sweater Batman!

I have a penny sized hole in cashmere sweater! Can you take the hole out for me? [more inside]
posted by shothotbot on Feb 25, 2010 - 7 answers

How to size up a knitting pattern...help!

Looking for help sizing a knitting pattern up from size 12 months to size 18 or 24 months...is it possible? [more inside]
posted by ms.v. on Feb 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I make this sweater at home, and if so how?

How can I knock off this super cute cardigan by hand? Is it worth trying? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Feb 1, 2010 - 12 answers

I need some snazzy cardigans in Austin ASAP.

Shopping filter: Store in Austin, TX with an above-average selection of moderately priced sweaters? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Jan 21, 2010 - 5 answers

itchy itchy baa baa baa

Woolrich stuff has actual wool in it. I have received a gift of a lovely sweater and a very nice coat that are from Woolrich. I can wear a long sleeve thin shirt under the sweater, but what about the coat? i don't always wear long sleeves and the coat is a 3-season. Is there something I can put over the wool part inside, like iron-on felt or nylon or something? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Sep 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Men's sweater styles & patterns

Looking for an image of a kind of men's sweater I'd like to have made. It's a pullover, with straight rows, round neck, but with a 2-3 row ring where the shoulders meet the torso. I've only seen these in solid colors. The one I once had was heavy, water proof, warm and wonderful. I saw an image recently on the Net but failed to bookmark it correctly and cannot now find it. What I'm looking for is probably European, maybe British.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jun 1, 2009 - 4 answers

sweater!

Sweaterfilter: Men's side button collar sweater. Buttons from the shoulder to the neck. Saw them everywhere in France. Can't find them ANYWHERE online. Why are they so hard to find?
posted by leotrotsky on Apr 17, 2009 - 8 answers

What is this FLAMES logo from?

I bought a sweater at a thrift store with a flame logo on it and the word "FLAMES" under the logo (Photo). The sweater was made by Champion, so I'm thinking it's a sports team logo. The only Flames team anyone seems to know is the Calgary Flames, and this doesn't appear to be their logo. What did the logo come from?
posted by scottreynen on Jan 14, 2009 - 10 answers

nice mens jumper sweater in UK

UK Clothes - where to get a nice chunky mens wool jumper? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Dec 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Cozy sweaters in NYC.

Where can I buy a cozy warm/large/high quality/handmade old style wool/cotton sweater (not stylized or gender specific) in NYC? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Sep 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Funky (smelling) fibers.

How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 29, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I wash this sweater?

Grownup has never washed a nice sweater. Help. [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Jan 2, 2008 - 22 answers

Looking for hippie stores in WV.

I need help finishing my Christmas list. Looking for stores in Charleston, WV. [more inside]
posted by wg on Dec 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Where can I buy a ridiculous Christmas sweater?

Where can I buy a ridiculous Christmas sweater? [more inside]
posted by yeti on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter?

How do I ensure that I stay healthy while spending time outdoors during the winter? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Nov 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Help Save My Favorite Sweater!!!

Help! I spilled laundry detergent on my dry-clean only sweater! [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Oct 21, 2007 - 7 answers

looking for a sweater style

Looking for a style, it includes sleeveless sweater vest over a white shirt with black trousers or tight jeans and I think a studded belt. Im looking for the name if one exists or some pics that will help me find the clothes to buy. We recently had swedish exchange students here and one of them had it and I remember seeing a swedish band clothed like that too so I think its a swedish trend
posted by freddymetz on Apr 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Thick, well-made sweatshirts

My favorite sweatshirt company has gone out of business - who else makes quality, thick sweatshirts? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Apr 14, 2007 - 11 answers

can i alter a sweater?

can i get a sweater altered? it's a beautiful piece of clothing, but bunches a bit under the arms. otherwise it fits fine. would a tailor be able to take it in or does this call for a specialist?
posted by thinkingwoman on Dec 21, 2006 - 6 answers

How do I describe a sweater?

Help me describe a sweater. [more inside]
posted by rdr on Oct 11, 2006 - 10 answers

Knitted sweater pattern: why can't I find you?

SweaterFilter: I am searching for a specific pattern for a knitted sweater similar to this. [more inside]
posted by LunaticFringe on Jan 5, 2006 - 4 answers

The Sweater Song

My favorite sweaters are made of wool. They're dry-clean-only. And they're also stretched out and don't look that great anymore. How can I shrink them just a little bit to get them back to their original size? Oh, and any advice on preventing/removing pilling?
posted by SpecialK on Mar 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater?

Can I handwash my merino wool sweater? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 29, 2004 - 17 answers

Where can I get this Norweigan sweater?

I am in love with a Norwegian sweater...[mi] [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Sep 19, 2004 - 12 answers

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