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Could I dry-clean this?

I have two sweaters, and while the label on both says hand wash in cold and line dry, could I dry clean them? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Dec 15, 2014 - 5 answers

Wool Winter Coat

Looking for a trendy wool/cashmere/Alpaca/Merino wool coat [more inside]
posted by jellyjam on Nov 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Needles, yarn ... ??

My wife wants to learn to knit. What do I buy? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 24, 2014 - 33 answers

Where to find well-made, plaid wool blazers for women?

I really like these from Boden, but the colors this year are not so great. Who else sells well-made, tailored, plaid/check wool blazers for women? [more inside]
posted by umwhat on Sep 26, 2014 - 7 answers

We need a durable wool.

I'm a rookie member of the Providence Grays, a vintage baseball team. This season, we are having a difficult time finding a source of wool that we can use for our baseball trousers. Can anyone help me find a source? [more inside]
posted by ursus_comiter on Apr 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Smelly in my merino

Within 2 days I smell in my merino baselayer. Do I just have super bacteria on my right armpit, or do other people with merino wildly exaggerate their experiences? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Apr 19, 2014 - 18 answers

Wool socks, cold yet sweaty feet. Need help for the feet!

I probably have Raynauds although I've never gone to a doctor to verify. I wear Merino wool socks because they seem to work best to help keep my feet warm (even though they are never really totally warm). However, my feet, even though still a bit cool, tend to sweat in wool and thus, I get athlete's foot (and I even wear mesh sneakers for better air circulation). Any advice on keeping my feet warm yet dry? Does something wick better than wool yet insulate as good or better? Or any other ideas?
posted by luvmywife on Mar 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Educate me on yarn please

How the hell do people knit with/wear wool without wanting to scream from the scratchy awfulness? How can I tell from squeezing a ball of yarn whether or not it will be a good yarn to knit with in terms of comfort and longevity, etc. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Mar 10, 2014 - 25 answers

Help me find very large wool or wool blend socks

I have very wide feet and I wear either a sock for wide feet or a sock in size 12-15 or XXL. These are hard enough to find in regular white cotton socks and I need to find them in a warm wool or wool blend sock.
posted by john123357 on Dec 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Where is the best man's scarf?

I don't want to find a good men's scarf. I want to find the best men's scarf. It should be non-wooly/scratchy, smooth to the touch, long enough and thick enough to be wrapped around the neck and draped over the front to create an insulation layer while waiting on cold train platforms and be in a "masculine" pattern/color that would suit most coats. It should also be durable and long lasting, I want a scarf you could wear without comment for 20 years and then be buried with it. Where is this scarf?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Warmest underlayer to wear with dresses in winter

Looking for a really warm underlayer for dresses for when I cannot bulk up on sweaters.. merino slip? [more inside]
posted by kirikara on Dec 9, 2013 - 21 answers

The nicest flatcap... in the world!

Looking to give my dad the nicest tweed or wool/cashmere flatcap money can buy. I'm talking about "By Special Appointment to HRH..." level of nice-ness, not "Kangol makes some pretty slick lids" level of niceness. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Men's trousers: flat front, high waist. Help?

I wear a suit or dress trousers most days to the office, and am looking to replace some of my wardrobe. I've gone to a few mens' clothing stores, but have struck out looking for high-waisted, fitted but not tight, flat front men's trousers. (Details/snowflake/etc inside) [more inside]
posted by Seeba on Nov 13, 2013 - 12 answers

I need a jacket that won't shed or cling to my shirt sleeves

I need a fleece jacket that has a wooly and not velour texture. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 12, 2013 - 6 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

How can I keep my knees warm this winter?

I have a weird problem: my knees get really cold, really easily. I live in LA, and even in the middle of this unusually warm summer, the slight temperature drop at night is enough that by morning my knees are freezing and I have to put on warm sweat pants (much to the bewilderment of my wife, it being the middle of summer, and us not having AC). [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Ironing out a suit issue

Just bought a nice suit, but when I brought it home my wife pointed out the lapels were slightly asymmetrical -- one is a bit narrower than the other. The lapels have a gentle roll to them, they aren't sharply creased. So: is it easy/adviseable to coax one of the lapels into laying differently with an iron or other method? If so, how (suit made of Italian wool)? Or best to simply return it?
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Jun 19, 2013 - 9 answers

How much should I wash my wool thermals?

How can I minimize the number of wool thermals I need for everyday use in the cold, and for exercise out in the cold? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jan 5, 2013 - 19 answers

King sized wool blanket for $50 or less

My husband and I don't have very much money, but we would like to own a few (or even just one) giant (king sized) wool blankets. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Dec 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Where to find heavy wool pants that I can wear to the office?

I'm looking for good-quality black and dark gray winter wool dress pants that I can wear to my office. [more inside]
posted by the sobsister on Dec 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Where can we find more of these awesome European "trail" socks?

Where can I purchase more socks like these? Acquired by my husband over 10 years ago at an airport in the Netherlands, they are long-lasting, comfortable, made of wool, have the word "TRAIL" embroidered in red across the instep, three horizontal red stripes on the ball of the foot, and what may be a size "3-46" in red across the toe.
posted by matildaben on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Can I rescue my blanket, or should it be tossed?

Is it okay to clean/rescue a wet wool blanket that the flood damage guys want you to throw out after it smells like a damp dog? [more inside]
posted by Linda_Holmes on Nov 9, 2012 - 15 answers

Fabric supply in Chicago

Where in or around Chicago can I buy 100% wool jersey fabric? I've found a couple places on-line, but strongly prefer to touch the fabric and verify the color in person before I drop $20+ per yard on it. I did not see any at Vogue on Roosevelt--they have suiting but I'm looking for a different drape than a wool twill.
posted by crush-onastick on Nov 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Chemical smell begone!

How can I remove this chemical smell from a wool coat? [more inside]
posted by sanka on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Is this wool coat worth tailoring?

Is this wool coat worth tailoring? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

How will these shirts fit me?

Anyone have any experience with Woolrich shirts? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Feb 14, 2012 - 2 answers

To fight the bug, we must understand the bug.

How do I ensure carpet beetles won't destroy my clothing? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Dec 15, 2011 - 6 answers

The stabbing is very cathartic...

I have just discovered needle felting! Where can I find inspiration for fun/nerdy projects, tips on technique, and any other useful bits of information? (Ideally for free...) [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Nov 21, 2011 - 12 answers

God Bless This Jacket

Where can I find this men's jacket? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Oct 29, 2011 - 5 answers

What's causing me to get holes in my socks so quickly?

What's causing me to get holes in my socks so quickly? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Oct 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Like my great-uncle's back hair.

Will my rug shed forever? [more inside]
posted by TallulahBankhead on Oct 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I repair or disguise tiny holes in wool gabardine?

How can I repair or disguise small holes and tears in wool gabardine (skirts)? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

I felt a need for wool

Does anyone have a good source for buying wool felt? [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Sep 2, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I make a scarf smell good?

I've crocheted a wool scarf form my sister-in-law. When I ship it, I want to put something in the box that will make it smell pretty by the time it reaches her. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 2, 2011 - 35 answers

How should I wash? - a silk Tibetan shirt, lambswool cardigan, guernsey jumper, raw denim

How should I wash or clean these garments? - a silk Tibetan shirt, a lambswool cardigan, a guernsey wool jumper, raw denim jeans [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jun 18, 2011 - 16 answers

Looking to buy a cute, non-wool rug

Looking to buy a cute, non-wool rug. [more inside]
posted by bigbluehouse on Apr 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Bad kitty!

Can I launder a wool blanket at home? [more inside]
posted by jamaro on Apr 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Need new socks. lots of them.

Socks: Everyday Mens Socks: Whats the best fabric for an 'everyday' sock? Whats your favourite sock? UK preferably. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 3, 2011 - 15 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

Less expensive Smartwool alternative?

I'm a recent Smartwool socks convert. I love that they are they are non-scratchy, moisture wicking and stay warm and dry and comfortable all day. I'd like to get a few more pairs, but the ones I like (Hiker Street, men's medium) are ~$20. Anyone have a just-as-good alternative, or is Smartwool really so unique that it justifies the pricetag?
posted by The Dutchman on Jan 3, 2011 - 28 answers

Adding lining to wool dress pants

I’m thinking about buying a suit where the jacket and skirt are lined, but the pants are not. Is it possible to have a tailor add the lining? [more inside]
posted by seesom on Nov 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Will snow damage a wool blend jacket?

Will snow/rain damage this jacket? It is 70% wool, 30% polyester. My research tells me no, but since I've never owned anything that's wool or dry clean only, I'd like reassurance.
posted by alligatorman on Nov 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Defying washing instructions = dire consequences?

I am knitting a pair of socks for a friend. The yarn is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon. The washing instructions tell me to "Machine wash warm water, no bleach, lay flat to dry." What will happen if I actually put them in the dryer? [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang! on Oct 24, 2010 - 19 answers

I am a small sailor.

Should I try to shrink a wool shirt to improve the fit and, if so, how should I do it? [more inside]
posted by otolith on Oct 10, 2010 - 15 answers

Save our sweaters!

Can I unshrink a merino wool sweater? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Oct 2, 2010 - 12 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

Buying Carded Wool in New York?

Sheep & Wool Filter: Help me find a place to buy (preferably clean) sheep fleece somewhere close to Monroe, NY or around Highway 95 (I'm heading north from NYC to Maine). I need it for stuffing. [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Sep 11, 2010 - 4 answers

I want a plain black fitted stylish woman's pea coat.

I want a stylish, flattering, WARM pea coat. [more inside]
posted by tweedle on Sep 4, 2010 - 23 answers

She usually barfs on the tile.

How to remove vomit from a silk carpet? [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble on Aug 21, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I fix the overstretched waistband on my woolen sweater?

Please help me MeFites! I stupidly machine washed a new woolen sweater and now the waistband is all stretched and it looks horrible :( Is there a way I can return the wool to it's former unstretchiness? [more inside]
posted by katala on Jun 26, 2010 - 7 answers

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