OK - so I've got a few handknitted items of clothing, a couple of vests, and a couple of sweaters and a hoodie.
All of these are made using natural fibres: some just wool, others with combinations of wool and alpaca and one with a small about of synthetic.
We have an amazing front loading washing machine by Ariston, which has a "wool approved" cycle.
I've not been game yet, should it? I was thinking, if I do, of using soap flakes "melted" in warm water into the bowl.
Waiting, with baited breath, pearls of wisdom from the gals.