Bumping this because I am DETERMINED to get my first real wool project done right.
I had to frog my baby cardi back three inches this morning (painful!) but I'm knitting away, and might stay up late enough to swatch for the project in my queue. I've read Knitty's article on swatching, so I'm going to run with that. My question is how to wash the swatch, and later, how to wash the cardigan. I'm using Patons Classic Wool (with the Merino ball band) so I know I'm going to have to hand wash.
I went around looking for woolwash last night, and none of the big box stores had it. Am I going to have to go to a LYS? The closest one is a good 30 miles away. Or is there a substitute, like Woolite? Is it best to wash in cold water? Tepid? Add soap and swish around not too hard? I feel kinda dumb, because I've never owned a handwash item before, at least that I treated properly.